Memoir Writing

introduction to MEMOIR WRITING WITH DR. OSCAR PENARANDA

Writing a memoir helps you find your voice, tell your story, and reach out to others. When you start thinking about your memories and moments that make you feel young again, it makes you wonder: what is the legacy I’m leaving behind?


Through this Memoir Writing Workshop at Sunshine Place: Senior Recreation Center, students will be able to learn how to find and channel their voice to be able to tell their story.

SCHEDULE Full Workshop Rate

Thursdays, 10:00am – 12:00nn PhP 4,800 Senior

September 9, 16, 23, 30, 2021 PhP 6,720 Non-Senior

October 7, 14, 2021

(6 Sessions)

HOW TO BE A GOOD STORY TELLER WITH DR. OSCAR PENARANDA


An Intermediate Level Memoir Writing Workshop with Dr. Oscar Peñaranda.


Enhance your story writing skills by discovering your writing style. Juggle facts and fiction. Learn transitions and schemes to string memoir clips together. Expand your narratives with series.


“I'll tell you a secret. Old storytellers never die. They disappear into their own story.” - Vera Nazarian, author.

*Workshop pre-requisite: Memoir Writing with Dr. Oscar Peñaranda


SCHEDULE Full Workshop Rate

Mondays, 10:00am – 12:00nn PhP 3,200 Senior

August 23, 30, 2021 PhP4,480 Non-Senior

September 6, 13, 2021

(4 Sessions)

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Dr. Oscar Peñaranda, an award-winning short-story writer and educator, will be conducting only one batch of a six-session memoir writing workshop. Penaranda is a recipient of Gawad Pambansang Alagad ni Balagtas Award, a prestigious award given by the Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas (UMPIL). He earned his B.A. in Literature & M. A. in Creative Writing from the San Francisco State University. He helped found the San Francisco Chapter of the Filipino American Historical Society and was its first President.


Dr. Oscar Peñaranda currently resides in San Francisco, California.