August 18, 2018

How to Write Historical Fiction: A Six-Hour Workshop in Taguig

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  • Anchoring the story in its time is indeed important in any creative piece. Thus, aspiring writers must know where to concentrate when writing something about the history.

    This October 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., learn a lot from a workshop called How to Write Historical Fiction at The Forum, 4/F Fully Booked, Bonifacio High Street in Taguig. Presented by Storywriting School, it is described as “a six-hour crash course that will cover lessons on how to frame fiction within historical events as well as deal with the questions related to how historically faithful must historical fiction be.”


    The class will be facilitated by an eight-time recipient of Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards Dr. Joem Antonio. He has won second prize for The Last Filipino, a full-length play on Apolinario Mabini, and first prize for The Floret Road, a full-length play on Jose Rizal.

    Dr. Joem Antonio/IMAGE

    He was also recognized as Best Playwright in Short + Sweet Manila 2014 for his entry, Death in Ten Minutes, which also won Best Play and topped the Audience Poll for Week 1.

    Antonio is a teacher by profession, a writer on occasion, a scholar by passion, and a writing teacher by vocation. He received his M.A. in Humanities with Specialization in History from the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P), his Ph.D. in Creative Writing from the University of the Philippines, Diliman (UP), and is currently the Program Director of the MA Humanities Program the UA&P.

    All aspiring writers are welcome with a registration fee of Php 3500 (Php 2,800 if paid on or before Oct. 12). Register here!

    *Minors, full-time students, employed or licensed teachers, homeschooling parents, persons with disabilities, and senior citizens are automatically given a 20% scholarship after presenting documents as proof.


    What: How to Write Historical Fiction
    Where: The Forum, 4/F Fully Booked, Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City
    When: October 13, 2018
    Registration fee: Php 3,500 (but only Php 2,800 if paid on or before Oct. 12)


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