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 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.
POWER OF PEN 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 POWER OF PEN Visayas will have the following topics for the day: 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 will include the refreshments and the Certificate of Attendance signed by all the speakers. Special rate for students currently enrolled is also being offered at Php 600.00 per student. (Valid school ID for the current school year required before anyone can avail of this).
To register, please call STRAM,INCORPORATED, (02) 352.31.87 & (02) 927.72.08 or you may also email them at : [email protected].