Dates: September 23 and 25, 6-9 PM

Culminating Activity: September 27, 3-6 PM

What was your favorite story as a child? The stories we read and listened to as children sticks in our memories, cherished tales that we hold dear. But now, there’s a new generation of children who are growing up and they need new stories to read and listen to. If you think you have a story inside you that needs nurturing and crafting, then sign up for Ayala Museum’s basic workshop on writing for children to learn about the tools you need in bringing your story to life. Let your words take flight.


–           Open to ages 18 and above

–           Basic knowledge of writing in either English or Filipino

–           Not shy about performing at a public venue

–           A short writing sample (1 page, double-spaced) answering this question: “If I could be a character in a book for children, which book would it be and what kind of character am I?” Email your sample, along with your name, contact details (mobile phone and email), to on or before September 7, 2014.

The Facilitator

Gabriela Lee was 17 when she wrote her first children’s book, La-on and the Seven-Headed Dragon, which was illustrated by her mother, Marcy Dans-Lee and published by Adarna Books. Now, her poems and short stories have been published in the Philippines, Singapore, and the United States. Her latest work has been included in Kaleidoscope, an anthology of diverse YA speculative fiction published by Twelfth Planet Press. She received her master’s degree in Literary Studies from NUS (National University of Singapore), and she currently teaches creative writing, literature, and composition at the English department at UP Diliman. You can find her online at