World Lit Workshop: From Fact To Fiction with Miguel Syjuco
Award-winning author Miguel Syjuco leads this unique workshop that applies journalistic skills to fiction writing. Miguel will first teach how to make a news story from a set of facts, construct the article, and then discuss how to write a short fiction piece based on the news item. This will give an understanding of structure, release of information, and how to find stories from everyday life.
About Miguel Syjuco
Miguel Syjuco was born and raised in Manila. His debut novel, Ilustrado, won the 2008 Man Asian Literary Prize and many other international awards. It has been translated into 16 languages. He has written for publications like The New York Times, Newsweek and the International Herald Tribune. He has a PhD in literature from the University of Adelaide, a master’s degree in creative writing from Columbia University, and a bachelor’s degree in English literature from the Ateneo de Manila University. He recently completed a Radcliffe Fellowship at Harvard University and is currently the International Writer-in-Residence at Nanyang Technological University.