Monday, August 28, 2006


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We are writers, not models! Enough of the paparazzi!

The Writers Guild's SERIES OF FORTUNATE EVENTS kicked off with a blast last August 26 with Ms. Rica Bolipata-Santos, Ateneo de Manila Professor and Philippine Star columnist, gracing the event as our guest speaker. In attendance were a mix of SPi employees, several Toastmaster guests from around the metro, and 22 teachers from public schools supported by SPi's CSR Office.

The topic, Introduction to Creative Non-Fiction, is the first of a five-workshop series designed to make better writers out of its audience (Do we sense delusions of grandeur here? Hey, we're trying our very best!).

We, the WG Officers, take this opportunity to thank our ER officers Ivy Buenaventura and Dhang Rondael for their support; Via, Angela & Raymond of Corporate Communications for the timely release of our marketing collaterals; the FMG for the physical arranegements; the SPi CSR Office in what could be the beginning of a beautiful partnership (there's more to come pa po!); and all our participants. Special thanks to Espie Vitug and Perps Poblador for coordinating with Metro Manila Toastmasters clubs.

We hope to still count on you until the workshop series closes in December. Cheers!

ACTIVITY EVALUATION SCORE: Pending. Review still ongoing.

Rosemarie Teleron of HDI as she read her piece
Luz Desquitado of Journals shared a touching story to the group

Thoughts on the wall: What the participants brought with them, what they left behind, and what they expect to bring home after the workshop

Mary Grace and Phem from SPS seriously at work on their essays

Busy bees all: Writers Guild's Workshop Manager JP Canivel, Ms. Rica Bolipata-Santos, Guild Vice President Pia Manzano and President Dylan Yap Gozum. Not in photo is Poetry Editor Alexander de Juan
TM Espie Vitug is all smiles during the graduation rites
There's always a time for wacky moments...

All's well that ends well. 'Till the next workshop on September 9!

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