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Certificate Course in Poetry Writing


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The Certificate Course in Poetry Writing is intended for working professionals who want to develop the craft of poetry writing. The course is divided into two parts:

In the first part, based on a selection of recognized masterpieces of a literary field, the students learn to analyze, dissect, reverse engineer, replicate, and adopt aspects that have made a literary work a magnum opus. Students will be encouraged to write critiques and assessments of the assigned readings as well as to discuss with their peers and the professor. In the second part, the students apply what they learned from the first part to complete creative works that will become part of their portfolio. In the process, the students are guided by the expert in the field through discussions, consultations, and feedback on their works in progress.


  • The Writer's Ethic
  • Meter and Rhyme
  • Figures of Speech
  • Free Verse
  • Finding and Choosing a Subject Matter
  • Free Writing
  • Self Critique and Editing
  • Developing a Suite
  • Beyond the Writing


Mr. Christian "X" Vallez (Writer, Playwright, Educator, Poet, Storyteller, and Ph.D. candidate, University of the Philippines Diliman)


Early Bird Fee- Php 9,000

Regular Fee- Php 11,000


July 2023

Approximately 54 Hours to Complete (Combined Synchronous and Asynchronous Activities)

Learning Mode

Online (Synchronous and Asynchronous)

For more details, please contact

Ms. Janice Mercurio