Everyone has a real life story to tell, whether witnessed or lived through. It's easy to tell such stories orally. But, writing them down can sometimes feel like a daunting task!

How to Write Memoirs is a crash course on writing personal stories. By the end of class, you'll have practised three ways to write your own experiences, all with the ease of sharing stories in a casual conversation.


Minimum age for this workshop: 8 years oldOnline class duration: 7 days

Our teacher

How to Write Memoirs is taught by Filipino writer Dr. Joem Antonio. A published author and playwright, he holds a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from UP Diliman and is an eight-time Palanca Award winner. He believes that writing is a skill that can be learned by even those who weren't magically "born with the talent." Through his writing courses and workshops, he teaches writing as a science, leaving students with clear methods that allow them to move their writing projects forward.

What you get with each online writing course registration

Coursework - writing workshop online course

You'll do the coursework at your own pace, but as with most writing projects, you'll have a deadline.

The moment you join the class in Google Classroom, you'll have access to all the coursework (text lectures and writing exercises), which you're meant to go through at your own schedule while aiming to finish within seven days. This mimics the typical working conditions of a writer: you have control over how you get your writing done, but your boss or client will likely have deadlines for you to meet.

Coaching - personal writing coach

Your writing coach will give you feedback.

Your assigned coach will review your writing exercises and comment on your work as needed. Your coach will also offer you one coaching call (video or voice) to discuss your goals and circumstances. This call is the only synchronous event in the online course. If you'd rather not have this coaching call, you may opt out of it.

Certificate of Completion -  writing exercises submitted by the deadline

Meet the deadline, receive a digital certificate.

If you finish all the required exercises on or before the deadline, we'll send you a digital certificate. In case you don't finish by the deadline, you may continue working on the exercises on your own, without receiving feedback from your coach. (Note: We also allow you to pay for additional weeks of coaching and extensions of your deadline, but we'd really rather you finished on time!)

Consultation - story consultation, draft or outline

Apply what you've learned by submitting your draft or outline for a story consultation.

After the end of your seven-day online course, you'll have 28 days to submit a draft or outline (maximum 2,500 words) for a complimentary story consultation. We will have 2-3 story consultants comment on your work.

Note: Because our online courses require time management, we require students aged 8-12 to have a parent or guardian to assist the child in going through coursework.

Online Class Schedules

We hold classes for eight weeks each quarter. Take a Solo Class and choose a class week that fits your schedule, or get the best price by joining a Group Class.

Solo Classes

Take this course during your preferred class week.

Solo class fee: US$80.00/PH₱4,200.00* (must be fully paid before the start of class)

3rd Quarter, 2022

  • July 16-22, 2022 (Saturday-Friday), 12:00AM-11:59PM GMT/UTC+0:00

  • July 23-29, 2022 (Saturday-Friday), 12:00AM-11:59PM GMT/UTC+0:00

  • July 30-August 5, 2022 (Saturday-Friday), 12:00AM-11:59PM GMT/UTC+0:00

  • August 13-19, 2022 (Saturday-Friday), 12:00AM-11:59PM GMT/UTC+0:00

  • August 20-26, 2022 (Saturday-Friday), 12:00AM-11:59PM GMT/UTC+0:00

  • August 27-September 2, 2022 (Saturday-Friday), 12:00AM-11:59PM GMT/UTC+0:00

  • September 3-9, 2022 (Saturday-Friday), 12:00AM-11:59PM GMT/UTC+0:00

4th Quarter, 2022

  • October 15-21, 2022 (Saturday-Friday), 12:00AM-11:59PM GMT/UTC+0:00

  • October 22-28, 2022 (Saturday-Friday), 12:00AM-11:59PM GMT/UTC+0:00

  • October 29-November 4, 2022 (Saturday-Friday), 12:00AM-11:59PM GMT/UTC+0:00

  • November 12-18, 2022 (Saturday-Friday), 12:00AM-11:59PM GMT/UTC+0:00

  • November 19-25, 2022 (Saturday-Friday), 12:00AM-11:59PM GMT/UTC+0:00

  • November 26-December 2, 2022 (Saturday-Friday), 12:00AM-11:59PM GMT/UTC+0:00

  • December 3-9, 2022 (Saturday-Friday), 12:00AM-11:59PM GMT/UTC+0:00

Group Classes

Get the best prices when you join group schedules! We run one group class for each course every quarter.

International Students

Group class fee: US$70.00* (must be fully paid before the start of class)

August 6-12, 2022 (Saturday-Friday)
12:00AM-11:59PM GMT/UTC+0:00 [Convert to your time zone]

November 5-11, 2022 (Saturday-Friday)
12:00AM-11:59PM GMT/UTC+0:00 [Convert to your time zone]

Students in the Philippines

Group class fee: PH₱3,600.00* (must be fully paid before the start of class)

August 6, 2022 (Saturday) 8:00AM PHT
Until August 13, 2022 (Saturday) 7:59AM PHT

November 5, 2022 (Saturday) 8:00AM PHT
Until November 12, 2022 (Saturday) 7:59AM PHT

*Minors, full-time students, employed or licensed teachers, homeschooling parents, persons with disabilities, and senior citizens are automatically given a 20% scholarship after presenting documents as proof.

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London: UTC+0 or +1
Manila: UTC+8
New York: UTC-5 or -4