Thursday, October 23, 2008

Wanna be a sports writer?

Whenever I write my sports blogs I believe that at the back of my mind is my good friend Ricky Olivares trying to write a masterpiece, I try to mimic the way he writes and his style. (Check his blogs I definitely would say that one will enjoy reading his blogs may it be about the Ateneo or any other team or any other sport for that matter.

If you read his blogs and said "I want to write like him!" Well here is your chance to do so. For those of you who are interested, Ricky is coming up with a module on Sports writing, Let me put here the text from his blog.

We're conducting a five-session course called Sports Nation.

This is an opportunity for sports fans everywhere to attend a class where they talk nothing but sports. It is inspired by that course in Bates College (Lewiston, Maine) -- ahem... The Red Sox Nation: Baseball and American Culture.

But more than talking, through Sports Nation, we seek to understand the social, cultural ramifications of sports in Philippine society and look for ways utilize sports as a force for social change.

We have two sections where each is enrolled in five two-hour sessions.

Choose your section:
League 1 class schedule - Thursdays 7-9pm November 6, 13, 20 & 27 and December 4

League 2
class schedule -- Saturdays 1030am-1230pm November 8, 15, 22 & 29 and December 6

Venue: Kolektib @ Cubao X (formerly Marikina Shoe Expo in Araneta Center, Cubao, QC). In front of Mogwai.

Course fee Php 1,200
Open to all from students from whatever school to business professionals. Even if you're from Afghanistan that's cool!
Classes must have a maximum of 16 enrollees
Enrollees are encouraged to wear the colors of their favorite sports teams

Managers: Rick Olivares (, Business Mirror, Homestyle, Maxim, Loyola School Bulletin, Tower Sports NBA) and Chris Soler (, One U) with special guest lecturers from the sports community.

If you're interested, send email to: Once you're in, we'll send you the details of all the sessions and what to expect.

I know that there is a writer within us waiting to come out, this might be your chance to unleash the sportswriter within you. Hope you will sign up.

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