Twisting Facts into Stories: Reality in Fiction and Nonfiction
Presented by Gemini Ink Literary Arts Center
November 14, 2015
From live reports on today’s current events to personal memories, from family anecdotes to odd free-weekly news, reality is an endless source of rich and unexpected storytelling material. Observe reality, both around you and in the media. With the eyes of a journalist and the intent of a fiction writer, translate true facts and events into riveting pieces of storytelling.
Born in Toluca, Mexico, Antonio Ruiz-Camacho is a lifetime journalist-turned-short-story writer. His first collection of short stories, Barefoot Dogs, described by New York Times Book Review as “lean and beautifully rendered…full of remarkable wisdom and humor.” Ruiz-Camacho’s journalistic work has appeared in Etiqueta Negra, The New York Times, Poets & Writers, Salon, and Texas Monthly, among many other publications.