Writers and readers alike don't just want stories. They want good stories. And a good story begins with a good premise, both for the reader and the writer. But where does one get good ideas? How does one know if the idea is already good?

The Writer's Spark: Catching Ideas is a six-hour crash course that trains you to generate story ideas at will, and then constructing premises that beg to be written. You'll learn how to develop your Observation skills, process your own Experiences, and spark your Imagination towards a good story premise. Then, you'll practise building premises that leave you and your readers wanting more.

Minimum age for this workshop: 8 years old

Our teacher

The Writer's Spark: Catching Ideas is taught by 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.


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.

June 6 (Saturday), 11:00AM-6:00PM

Artspace, Fully Booked Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati

₱3,600 (₱3,000 if paid on or before Jun. 5)*

July 6 (Monday), 10:00AM-5:00PM

5F Sunshine Place, Jupiter St., Bel-Air, Makati

₱3,600 (₱3,000 if paid on or before Jul. 5)*

*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.