Life experiences and travel create a well-rounded food lover.
As food critiquing, and food writing in general has become a more recognized ‘career’, seminars, workshops, food and heritage tours are sprouting up geared specifically to food writing.
STRAM,INCORPORATED, an events company based in Manila has been creating and organizing the POWER OF PEN – a Food Writing conference and forum since 2009. Since then, the Power of Pen which happens every two years has now evolved and developed regional food writing workshops to cater to the growing demands of the food writer’s community.
This November 19, the Power of Pen will be touring the Visayas region with the University of San Carlos (Downtown campus) as its co-presentor and official venue for POP Visayas. The one day forum will gather distinguished personalities from the writing industry composed of editors, authors, culinary and heritage workers and news writers.
The POWER OF PEN is something which one can seek out if you do not have an educational background in writing or to simply boost your writing skills. The topics handled by our specially chosen speakers will help you think in new ways to make your writing come alive.
POP VISAYAS will have experienced and seasoned writers, among them – Michaela Fenix (cook book author and writer for Phil Daily Inquirer), Myrna Segismundo (Doreen Gamboa Food Writing Competition Founder), Anne Marie Ozaeta (Editor in Chief, FOOD by ABSCBN Publishing), Louella Alix (Author of Hikay : The Culinary Heritage of Cebu for the University of San Carlos Press), and Jobers Bersales, Ph.D.(Publications Manager , the University of San Carlos Press) .The topics lined up for the day are: General Over-view of Food Writing, Importance of Research for Food Stories & Ideas, Techniques & Tips for Recipe Writing, Writing & Editing for Publications, and Regional Food Writing and the Importance of Culinary Heritage.
Registration fee of Php1,200.00/person (VAT Ex) will include refreshments and the Certificate of Attendance signed by all the speakers.
Students’ rate is at Php600.00/person (VAT Ex) which will also include refreshments and Certificate of Attendance as signed by all speakers. A valid school ID is required for registration.
To register, you may call STRAM, INCORPORATED at (02) 352.31.87, (02) 927.72.08, (02) 927.62.06 or 0906.385.9213, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, you may also register via: www.strameventsinc.com. Just click on the banner for the Power of Pen Visayas which will automatically lead to you the registration link.