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Hang on tight!!! There’s a giveaway in this post. FOUR bundled giveaways actually. So do read on! :)

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Even as a young girl, I liked to read.. and write. Books take me to magical places, and I’ve always admired authors who knew how to write a book & capture the imagination of their readers -taking them to faraway lands.

My best subject in class has always been Theme Making. I loved writing & would always exceed the number of words allotted because I get carried away. I’m sure having been following my blog for quite some time now, you KNOW how long my posts can get! :P

So when Where the Write Things Are contacted me & asked for help in spreading the news of the writing center’s opening, I said yes right away. Where the Write Things Are is an after school enrichment program for kids and teens focused on creative writing.  They started their trial class last September 2013 and the regular classes just this May 2014.  All their writing mentors are published authors.

Right now, Where the Write Things Are offer two classes:
1. Young Writers’ Saturday Hangout – every Saturday from 1pm-2.30pm. 875.00 php/session.
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Young Writers' Sat Hangout
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2. Write Away! Weekends – every last Saturday of the month from 1pm-5pm. 3,000.00 php/session
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Write Away Weekend 1
Write Away Weekend 2
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a. Aug 30 – Surviving (and enjoying) writing for school: Book Reports, Essays, Reviews by Carla Pacis.

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Carla Pacisis an award winning writer and a full time professor at De La Salle. Among her books are YA novels O.C.W., Owl Friends, Birdflight, Enrique El Negro and several children’s books. She is a founding president of Kuting, an organization of children’s writers meant to encourage and support the craft.  She enjoys making author visits to schools and running writing workshops for children.

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b. Sept 27– Where to get writing ideas by Candy Gourlay.
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Candy Gourlay is a Filipino author based in the United Kingdom. Her debut novel Tall Story published by David Fickling won the National Children’s Book Award of the Philippines in 2012 and the Crystal Kite Award for Europe in 2011. It was shortlisted for 13 prizes and was nominated for the Carnegie Medal, the British literary award for children’s literature. Her latest novel Shine is published by Random House. Both novels have Philippine editions with Cacho and Anvil Publishing. A former journalist in the Philippines, she was with the weekly opposition tabloid Mr & Ms Special Edition, which played a significant role in the overthrow of the 21 year regime of Filipino dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

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c. Oct 25 – Getting started on your first story by Dr. Luis Gatmaitan.
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Dr. Luis Gatmaitan is a pediatrician and author of more than 45 children’s books,some of which were translated to Nihonggo, Thai, Mandarin, Bahasa Indonesia, and Danish. He is the author of the book series “Mga Kuwento ni Tito Dok,” He was inducted into the Hall of Fame of theDon Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature and a recipient of The Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines (TOYM) award for his contribution to literature.

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d. Nov 29 – Writing and creating your handmade Holiday Book by Neni Sta. Romana Cruz.
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Neni Sta. Romana Cruz is a freelance journalist, educator, book reviewer and children’s book writer. She has published ten books and her essays have been anthologized in over 20 books. She writes regular commentaries on education for the op-ed section of the Philippine Daily Inquirer. She is chair of the National Book Development Board, a government agency under the supervision of the Department of Education committed to promoting the book publishing industry and general readership. A longstanding faculty member of International School Manila, she is director of the Where the Write Things Are, a writing center that holds regular writing workshops that feature published authors.

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Classes are held at the Canadian American School (6F The City Club Alphaland Ayala Ave. cor Malugay St. Makati.
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The Center also does creative writing workshops for teachers. Seen here are teachers from the Ateneo de Manila Grade School English Department.

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Young Writers’ Summer Hangout at Fully Booked Bonifacio Global City held last May 2014.

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And because like me, Where the Write Things Are has a heart for kids, 4 slots are up for grabs! Choose from any of the Write Away! Weekends schedule!!!
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What’s more, the Bossman SPANKY ENRIQUEZ who also LOVES kids & encourages creative writing which he is passionate about, has also thrown in RESTAURANT GIFT CERTIFICATES for an after seminar meryenda! How’s that for good news??? I told you there was a bundled giveaway here somewhere! <3
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To win, all you have to do is send me an email at sugargospice@gmail.com between now & August 25, 2014 (deadline)! Remember this is for kids aged 7-17 years old only.
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1.) Write the name, age & gender of your child, and yours as well including contact details so I can get in touch with you quickly.
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2.) Rank the weekend date that he/she wants -with 1 as the most liked, to 4 as the last option. The same for the choice of restaurant for the after seminar meryenda that you both get to enjoy. ;)
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3.) Be willing to have your child guest blog for me & write his/her experience with the class or any creative writing learned from the particular seminar attended.
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THAT’s IT! And I’ll mail the GCs of the seminar & the restaurant to you! <3
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For registration at WHERE THE WRITE THINGS ARE, contact 0917-6240196/ writethingsph@gmail.com.
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Thank you so much AINA CRUZ & Where the Write Things Are!

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And thank you Bossman for the very generous Gift Certificates you have shared. Each winner will get, on top of the WRITE AWAY WEEKEND, (1) Gift Certificate worth 1,000.00 php. A choice between..

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PS: Short for time? WHERE THE WRITE THINGS ARE has also graciously included ONE (1) trial Saturday class, the Young Writers’ Saturday Hangout any 1 Saturday this August to September from 1pm-2.30pm. 875.00 php/session. FREE on your first try! Email me now & it’s yours. You also get, in addition to this..

 

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Maybe try a Good Ole Burger 390 php++, a Bistro Steak Sandwich 275 php++, or any of Rustique Kitchen’s salad & pasta -all below 500 php! :)

 

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And the winners are:

 

* Aug 30 – Surviving (and enjoying) writing for school: Book Reports, Essays, Reviews by Carla Pacis. Bundled with __ . Congratulations ___!

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* Sept 27– Where to get writing ideas by Candy Gourlay. Bundled with Off The Grid GC for 1k. Congratulations Mommy Joan for Kiara Valeska, Age 14!

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* Oct 25 – Getting started on your first story by Dr. Luis Gatmaitan. Bundled with Off The Grid GC for 1k. Congratulations Mommy Cecille for Katrina, Age 11!

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* Nov 29 – Writing and creating your handmade Holiday Book by Neni Sta. Romana Cruz. Bundled with Wee Nam Kee GC. Congratulations, Mommy Jennifer for Chloe Angela, Age 7!

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* Young Writers’ Saturday Hangout – any 1 Saturday this August to September from 1pm-2.30pm. Bundled with Rustique GC for 5h. Congratulations __!
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