UPDATE: This workshop is full. We’ll host another one in October, so please look out for it!

As a continuation of the Youth & Beauty Brigade’s campaign to generate writing committed to the task of investigation, we are planning to host regular workshops on travel writing, specifically on walking urban landscapes/navigating consumerist structures with wakeful attention.

Each workshop will be structured around a couple of walks. Actual writing will be done while travelling, with discussions in between about writing and the city; the place of the pedestrian/tourist/citizen/condo owner in a society where urban development means building residential units within gated mall centers; issues of rising population, its resultant congestion, and their possible/potential artful re/solutions; and so on.

The workshop proper will culminate in the evening with a discussion of each participant’s output and how the works can be developed with an eye toward the anthology to be produced by the group. Participants are expected to turn in their final pieces by 9 am the following day. The anthology of their work will be available online as a blog and a downloadable PDF shortly after.

To sign up for the workshop, email ybb.books@gmail.com. You will receive instructions regarding the workshop and a PDF booklet containing writing prompts. The deadline for signing up is on September 26, 2012. The entire activity will be hosted by Adam David. The workshop is free and open to the public.

The first workshop will be held in Cubao on September 29, 2012.

The Youth & Beauty Brigade is still off-the-books, still utterly shoestring, still the extremely young and incredibly beautiful book design-and-publishing outfit still operating within and around the immediate Cubao area. There are many of us in spirit, but it is run primarily by Adam David and Conchitina Cruz.