Writing a story is one thing, but creating a world with its own creatures, rules, mythos? How does a writer create that imagined world? What are its necessary elements? How do you introduce an audience to your created world? What details could you leave out? And, more importantly, how do you build a story within that world?

How to Write Sci-fi/Fantasy is a six-hour crash course that will tackle those questions and more. By the end of the session, you'd be able to build your own sci-fi or fantasy story that's not just about dragons, vampires, dark forests or magic, but about letting humanity take center stage.

Minimum age for this workshop: 8 years old

Our teacher

How to Write Sci-fi/Fantasy is taught by Dr. Joem Antonio. A playwright and published author, he has a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from UP Diliman and is an eight-time Palanca Award winner. He is currently the Director of the MA Humanities Program at the University of Asia and the Pacific.


You'll find our course schedule below. Can't make it to any? Fear not! We could notify you about new schedules or you could schedule your own.

February 2, 2019 (Saturday), 10:00AM-5:00PM

Penbrothers, Rockwell Business Center, Mandaluyong

₱3,500 (₱2,800 if paid on or before Feb. 1)*

April 23, 2019 (Tuesday), 10:00AM-5:00PM

Microtel Palawan, San Jose, Puerto Princesa, Palawan

Regular rate: ₱3,850 (₱3,150 if paid on or before April 13)*Scholarship rate: ₱3,150 (₱2,590 if paid on or before April 13)*

May 4, 2019 (Saturday), 11:00AM-6:00PM

Fully Booked Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati

₱3,600 (₱3,000 if paid on or before May 3)*

July 27, 2019 (Saturday), 10:00AM-5:00PM

The Other Room, Malingap Street, Diliman, Quezon City

₱3,600 (₱3,000 if paid on or before Jul. 26)*

October 11, 2019 (Friday), 10:00AM-5:00PM

5F Sunshine Place, Bel-Air, Makati City

₱3,600 (₱3,000 if paid on or before Oct. 10)*

*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.