This foundational workshop will mark the beginning of an exciting journey with writing fiction. Our aim is to help you write better stories i.e. stories that readers can’t put down and stories that you’ll be proud to have written. You will gain practical insights into the elements of craft and get started on this journey with fiction. Group discussions and readings are a big part of this workshop. Our teaching is experiential, meaning we don’t just teach you about fishing technique, but you’ll also understand what it is to be the angler, the water and the fish. You will find yourself outlining plots, experimenting with structure, reworking dialogue and perhaps even rethinking the idea of what makes a story. Name a city in France. Did you think of Paris? That’s the default response. In this workshop you’ll learn to move away from the default response and make creative choices that serve the narrative. Yes, we’re going to make you work hard. Brutally hard. But you will have fun and find yourself surrounded by people who truly care about writing. You’ll also go back armed with specific feedback on your writing as well as guidance on editing, publishing and the road ahead. Come, join us.
Anyone! All you need is an interest in the area and a desire to learn. No previous experience is required.
Bound Office, Nariman Point
20th Floor, Nirmal Building, Nariman Point. Mumbai, 400021
May 25th: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
May 26th: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
ANIL MENON’s most recent work Half Of What I Say (Bloomsbury, 2015) was shortlisted for the 2016 Hindu Literary Award. Along with Vandana Singh, he co-edited Breaking the Bow (Zubaan Books, 2012), an international anthology of short fiction inspired by the Ramayana. His debut novel The Beast With Nine Billion Feet (Young Zubaan, India) was shortlisted for the 2010 Vodafone-Crossword Children’s Fiction Award and the 2010 Carl Baxter Society’s Parallax Prize. His short fiction has appeared in a variety of international anthologies and magazines, including Albedo One, Interzone, Interfictions, Jaggery Lit Review, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, and Strange Horizons. His stories have been translated into more than a dozen languages including Chinese, Czech, French, Hebrew, Hindi, Igbo, Korean, and Romanian. In 2009, he helped found the Dum Pukht Writers’ Workshop series in Pondicherry. He splits his time between India and the USA and can be reached at [email protected].
PERVIN SAKET was shortlisted for the Random House India Writers Bloc Award 2013 and is the author of a novel Urmila (Jaico, 2016), of a children’s series and of a collection of poems A Tinge of Turmeric, (Writers Workshop, 2009). Her novel has been adapted into an acclaimed dance drama featuring classical forms of Odissi, Bharatnatyam and Kathak. Her short fiction has appeared in Journeys (Sampad, UK, 2010), Breaking the Bow – Speculative Fiction Inspired by the Ramayana (Zubaan, India, 2012), The Asian Writer Collection (Dahlia, UK, 2010), Aliens (Prime Books, USA, 2013), Earthen Lamp Journal (2014), Khabar,Love Across Borders – An Anthology by Indian and Pakistani Writers, Page Forty Seven and others. Pervin’s poetry has been featured in Cold Noon, Kritya, Platform, The Binnacle (University of Maine, USA), Veils, Halos and Shackles, Helter Skelterand elsewhere. She is a certified Creative Writing Trainer from British Council, and works as an editor, developing academic books.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does the ticket include?
The ticket guarantees entry to both days of the workshop.
Your ticket includes your participation on both days, so feel free to join as you wish.
You will not be eligible for a refund.
Terms and Conditions
– Please carry a valid ID proof along with you.
– Seats available on a first come first serve basis
– The sponsors/performers/organizers are not responsible for any injury or damage occurring due to the event. Any claims regarding the same would be settled in courts in Mumbai.
– Venue rules apply.
– Security procedures, including frisking remain the right of the management.
– People in an inebriated state may not be allowed entry.
– No dangerous or potentially hazardous objects including but not limited to weapons, knives, guns, fireworks, helmets, laser devices, bottles, musical instruments will be allowed in the venue and may be ejected with or without the owner from the venue.
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