Writer Tim Tomlinson, co-founder of the New York Writers Workshop, and co-author of its popular text, The Portable MFA in Creative Writing, is coming to Davao to give short writing workshops at the Ateneo de Davao University (AdDU) and University of the Philippines-Mindanao. Through a combination of writing prompts, discussions, and critiques, the workshop, entitled “Shapeless Experience, Formal Shapes,” will guide participants in turning personal experiences into fiction, creative nonfiction, or poetry. Tomlinson has been teaching workshops in fiction and poetry since 1991 in New York and in Asia (Thailand, Singapore, China, and the Philippines).
The first workshop will be at AdDU on Saturday, January12, at the Jubilee building, 1-4 PM, after which there will be a literary reading with him and the members of the Davao Writers Guild. The public is invited to the reading. The second workshop will be at UP Mindanao on Monday, January 14 at the AVR, 9-12 AM. The events are organized by the Davao Writers Guild in cooperation with AdDU Department of Languages and Literature and UP Mindanao Department of Humanities.