Monday, August 07, 2006


(Please click on above poster to enlarge)

Workshop Title

Introduction to Creative Non-Fiction
A Series of Fortunate Events (Writers Workshop Series 2006)

Activity Date and Venue

26 August 2006 (Saturday), 9 am - 3 pm,
HDI Training Room, 4th Level, SPi ParaƱaque Building
If there will be more than 20 participants, the venue will be at the HR Testing Room.

Guest Speaker

Rica Bolipata-Santos
Fellow, 44th Dumaguete National Writers Workshop
Fellow, 1st International Creative Non-Fiction Workshop-Seminar
Reading Specialist, Sa Aklat Sisikat Foundation
Contributor, Philippine Star

Rica has contributed to some anthologies like 'Heights' and ‘My Fair Maladies’. Her first book is ‘Reflections of a Young Wife’, a book of non-fiction works published by Milflores.

Here is her short biography taken from her book –

Rica Bolipata-Santos earned her A.B. in Humanities and her Master’s degree in English Literature from the Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City where she teaches. She is currently working on her Ph.D. in Creative Writing at the U.P. in Diliman, Q.C. She has published popular articles in local magazines and newspapers and scholarly studies in academic journals.

The author is married to Dino Santos, with whom she has three children: Teodoro, Margarita and Antonio. She is the youngest child of the artistic Bolipata family.


To introduce creative non-fiction, not as a new genre, but rather as a modern approach to personal essay/personal experience feature

To make the participants be aware that they are already writing creative non-fiction and therefore get advice on how to improve their writing


Essayists who want to widen their horizon

Feature writers who aim to have a good grasp of personal experience-writing

Beginning writers who would like to be informed about the basics of creative non-fiction

National-workshops hopefuls who need to know this latest addition in Dumaguete/UP National Workshops [Previously, national workshops only include Poetry, Short Story and Plays]

Other interested employees

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