What’s your story 2016

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Pomegranate What’s Your Story?

We are back with one of our most popular workshops!

Writing is an art, writing is a skill, writing is staring at a blank page before you have to submit an article or deliver a speech. Or you’re writing a novel, but can’t make it past the first chapter. How do you go about it? How do you best present your ideas, how do you say what you mean, how do you tell a good story?

At What’s Your Story? we take you through the fundamental process of writing through a plethora of forms including creative Non-Fiction (biographical writing, food writing), Fiction (plot, character, setting, dialogue), Poetry (lunch poems and Ekphrasis) and Playwriting (writing for the stage).

What’s Your Story? is an intensive module where writers of any level – beginners or professionals – can find their voice and hone their craft under the guidance of authors, creative writing specialists, and playwrights. The workshop promises a selection of representative reading, challenging writing exercises and extensive feedback through group and individual critiques of the participants’ writing.

This workshop is open to all those looking to improve their writing skills – in fiction or non-fiction, irrespective of profession or previous experience. If you have a novel idea, we assure you it’s a likely story.

Course Content:

At What’s Your Story? we traverse a plethora of forms and mediums ranging from creative non-fiction (biographical, experiential writing, food writing), Fiction (Plot, Character, Setting, Conflict, Dialogue), Poetry (lunch poems which (will be conducted outdoors)  and Ekphrasis, (which will be conducted at an art gallery in the city- information will be given once the course commences) and Playwriting (writing for the stage).

Faculty:

Vikram Doctor is the Editor, special features for the Economic Times. He is a journalist with the Economic Times in Mumbai where he writes on food and its place in India. He also does a podcast called the Real Food Podcast on Audiomatic.in which looks at food and drink in India.

Trishla Patel is an actor, writer and director. She has acted in ‘Mahatma v/s Gandhi’, ‘Magic Pill’, ‘Cyclewallah’, ‘Laila’, ‘The Boy Who Stopped Smiling’, ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ among many others.  She has also written and directed ‘Zinga Zinga Roses’, ‘Six Characters in search of an Author’, ‘Wolf’ among others. She has also acted in many films and television shows.

Snehal Vadher holds a Masters degree in Creative Writing from The University of Manchester and has been teaching the subject to media students at St. Xavier’s and has conducted several modules at The Pomegranate Workshop. Snehal is interested in contemporary poetry in English and literature in translation. His poems have appeared in Almost IslandNetherColdnoon, nthposition and Vayavya.

Apeksha Harsh holds an MA in English Literature from The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad. She has an MA in Writing from The University of Warwick, UK. Whilst in the land of the English, she penned the Japanese folktale based opera Kaguyahime for Operamus. She also taught creative writing to Grade 3 students at St John’s Primary School, Coventry as part of the Warwick Writing Programme in Schools (WWPS). Later, she worked with Writing West Midlands as an Assistant Writer for the Polesworth Write On! Writing Squad.

Sreevidya Surendran holds a Ph.D in English from the English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad. During her bachelors she won the Bhavna Krishnamurthy Shield for Creative Writing (2012). She exercises her writing skills in both literary (short stories, poetry, script writing, song writing) and academic fields. She recently presented her paper on Trauma Studies and Art.

Workshop details:

Ages: 18 years and above

Dates: Saturdays only- September 17th, 24th, October 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, November 5th, 12th, 19th 26th

Timing: 2pm-4pm

Venue: Pomegranate Workshop, Ground Floor, Kalpana Building, Next to Don Bosco School, Matunga East

Course fee including all materials: 11500/- Rs (Participants will be provided stationary for writing and if participants wish they could carry their own laptops for all sessions. Tea and coffee will be served at the workshop)

To register, please mail Priya/Zahra at pomegranateworkshop@gmail.com with the participant’s full name and mobile number. Seats will be confirmed on fee payment.

For further enquiries contact

Priya 9892210539Zahra 9820521940 email:pomegranateworkshop@gmail.com

Note: Cheques may be made out to ‘Pomegranate Eduworkshop Pvt. Ltd.‘. Cash Payments can be made from 11 am – 4 pm, Monday – Saturday at the Pomegranate office. Cheques can be couriered across to the office.  Our address is

The Pomegranate Workshop

Gr. Flr, ‘Kalpana’

Plot no. 14, Marubai Mandir Road,

Next to Don Bosco School

Matunga (East) – 400 019

(Near Don Bosco School)

Please let us know if you would like to make a bank transfer and we will provide you with the bank details.

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