NEW! Writing Fiction – Creative Writing Batch for Adults!

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The secret of becoming a writer is to write, write and keep on writing.
Ken MacLeod

Enjoy reading the words of Alice Munro, Satyajit Ray, Saadat Hasan Manto, Haruki Murakami or Franz Kafka?

Ever wondered how they got their ideas and how they created their short stories?

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?

The Pomegranate Workshop presents Writing Fiction, an intensive 10 session creative writing module for ages 18 and above!

At Writing Fiction, we take you through the fundamental process of writing through the world of fiction

Writing Fiction is an intensive workshop where writers of any level – beginners or professionals – can find their voice and hone their craft under the guidance of writers Akshat Nigam and Apeksha Harsh. The workshop is divided into three broad segments – in the first segment, participants will explore elements of Fiction such as Plot, Character, Setting, Conflict, Dialogue, they will read and critique work by other writers to understand the elements, individual styles and varied genres.

The second segment will have them ideate on their short story; decide the best approach, the theme etc. under the guidance of our facilitators.

The final segment will involve the participants writing their own short story. They will receive extensive feedback through group and individual critiques of their writing.

They will participate in challenging writing exercises and take-home assignments through the module.

At the end of the workshop, each participant will have his or her own original short story to share with the world.

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.

Faculty Details:

Akshat Nigam is an award winning playwright whose work Tales of Dariya Sagar, co written with Gerish Khemani, won the Hindu Playwright of the year award.

Akshat holds a Master’s Degree in English Literature and has worked in the field of Arts Education for nearly a decade. He teaches Literature, Creative Writing and Communication

Akshat has been performing as a professional Storyteller for children and for adults since 2015. He debuted in ‘East of the Sun, West of the Moon’. His current performance under the collective The Forty Thieves, called ‘Error 404: Life Not Found’ opened in theatres in March 2016, while another show titled ‘An Uneasy Truce: Stories about Fear’ opened in June 2016.

Akshat has also served as an informal tour guide in Mumbai, introducing visitors to interesting or historical parts of the city. Currently he writes and edits audio tours on parts of the city for a soon-to-be-released tour app called Hop On India, covering Colaba, Dadar Parsi Colony, Elephanta and Kanheri Caves among others.

Apeksha Harsh holds an MA in English Literature from The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad. She also has an MA in Writing from The University of Warwick, UK.

Apeksha’s work both short stories and poetry have been published in Under the Radar, Ambit, Fusion, Here Comes Everyone and Eunoia Review
During her time in the UK, 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.

Ages: 18 years and above

Workshop Dates: July 17th, 21st, 24th, 28th, 31st, August 4th, 7th, 11th, 21st, 25th

Timings: Tuesdays – 6:30 to 8:30pm and Saturdays – 2:00 to 4:00pm

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

Course fee including all materials: 13,000/- + 18% GST = Rs. 15,340/- (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 Ruchika/Zahra with the participant’s full name and mobile number. Seats will be confirmed on fee payment.

Payment could be made (at our office address given below), cheque courier (details below) or bank transfer (account details will be provided on request)

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 Marg,

Next to Don Bosco School

Matunga (East) – 400 019

For further details please contact Zahra on 9820521940 or Ruchika on 8605286418

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