Sprightly Summer Journalism Workshop

The Summer School Program of the American Embassy School saw an attendance of about a thousand students from all over Delhi and the NCR region for various activities. 

These activities ranged from swimming, math, dance to journalism. Of Heroes and Villains conducted two packed classes in the first half of June and continued them right to the end of the Summer School Program. The Journalism Class was made available for the age groups of 7-9 and 10-13 was a super success with the kids.

Caught in action below are the 7-9 and 10-13 age group conducting their interviews for a profile on their fellow 'journo' in the class!
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The Story Creators Class

Every week for that one hour, you can turn into a story creator.
You can spin magic in your tales, build castles in your stories and decide whether your hero should fly on a carpet or a space jet!

So come see what we did for that one bewitching hour in The Story Creators every week.

In class we did –
Boxing gloves – they loved it
Story locket
Storyboard
Each one brings their favorite book to class and we read it together with each child doing the part of a character each thereby learning about character, dialogue
Discussions on dialogue, character by screening well known story based films
Lots of writing

Seeking Journalism

Cub reporters getting all geared

Our class on ‘Journalism’ had plenty of cub reporters writing their first journalistic piece. Arresting sessions like ‘Sowing the seed” and “Interview Time’ got all the kids excited and in the end, most of them came up with brilliant little reports.

The Short Story Writing Workshop

The Short Story Writing workshop in collaboration with Half Baked Bean was a huge success with the participants. The two day intensive course included various sessions from Finding your voice as a writer to Discovering new genres and dabbling with the Anatomy of Writing. In the end, participants were asked to workshop their stories, where they received critical feedback on language, structure, dialogue, vocabulary and over all crux of the story. A special Q n A session with bestselling author Faraaz Kazi took the icing on the cake as he graciously answered questions and talked about new and young writing in India.

November Initiative

Our  Creative Writing Workshop at Gargi College witnessed some outstanding writing by the students. For the Fantasy Writing session, the students came up with  fantastical tales involving Vampires, Lycans, Time portals, Sci Fic gadgets and crazy parallel universe’s. Inspired by books and movies like X-Men, Wolverine, Harry Potter and the Vampire Diaries, the stories were well worth the imagination and effort. As the workshop came to an end, the students came up with yet another brilliant story which showcased what they had been taught in classes such as The Anatomy of Writing and The Fantasy Locket. Looking forward to more  such brilliance from the Literature students at Gargi.

 

Bloggers-Central-October ’14

Our Fall Blogging class had a great lineup of potential bloggers many of whom are still continuing with their blogging. We had a variety of topics on floor this time beginning with Omkar’s Silly Delhi a blog on how to keep the city clean, there was Natasha’s The Editing world of Elizabeth LPS where Natasha wrote about her  passion for LPS videos and products. Gaoun took a step further with her wonderfully titled blog, rosy rose pop silly cooking where she discussed all her favorite cooking recipies, then there was Patrick’s colorful travel blog titled Pats travels and Dana’s  blockbuster blog titled Girls of the U.S.A where she uploaded a self styled home made video as well. Congrats to all of you and looking forward to more writing from you guys!! Keep the good work coming!

Travel Writing and Screenwriting Workshop

The Travel and Screen writing workshop held for the Creative Writing Society of Gargi college was a huge hit with the students who turned up en-masse for both the sessions. In the travel writing workshop, the students were introduced to  popular genres like the travel memoir and the travelogue where Dalanglin took them through popular and well written memoirs like Eat, Pray Love and Under the Tuscan sun. Students were then asked to write about their last holiday without using words like ‘quaint, timeless and ancient’. The results were outstanding and some of the students came out with amazing stories and memories all rolled up in  one. For the Travelogue portion Deepali showed them popular travel blogs by some of the best travel writers we have, like Mary Morris and Pico Iyer. Later they were asked to jot a short travel  narrative circling around a  particular anecdote or  incident. Once again  the students bedazzled everyone with their writing prowess.

The second day was dedicated to screenwriting, and here the students were introduced to various stages of screenwriting from creating a log-line, writing  a 120 page paradigm structure to understanding plot-points and the importance of the first ten minutes of a movie.

All in all, students enjoyed the process and came up with some very interesting log-lines; some of which that could easily be pitched to a movie producer in a studio some day. Looking forward to more such sessions in the future!

The ‘Imagineers’ in their natural habitat!

The Imagination Lab held at India Habitat Center was a huge hit with the children. The kids readily participated in all the writing activities from the Photo Lab to the Story Locket , to Let’s talk dialogue and the hugely popular  Fantasy Lab where they were asked to create their own Superhero, Super Realm  and Super VillainStudents actively participated in the Story Locket where they were handed a prop and asked to create a full fledged story using elements learnt from the session Sowing the Seed.

All in all the best session was Let’s talk Dialogue where students were paired into groups, asked to write a conversation using a story prompt and then enact out their written materiel. The entire performance was received with chuckles and laughter. Lastly, the Fantasy story board brought out the ‘Imagineers’ in the children and they came up with fantastical tales of  wonder and amazement.

 

The workshop was conducted by Deepali Junjappa and Dalanglin Bryson Dkhar

The Imagination Lab is back!

Creative Writing Workshop for children at India Habitat Centre

If you enjoy crazy adventures with your favorite hero, love writing stories, marvel at magical characters, come join us at The Imagination Lab.

The workshop shall focus on enhancing basic story writing skills and will be primarily for children who are not just interested in books but love to extend themselves into writing. It will include popular children’s literature as well as classics and will be packed with a lot of fun activities.

Outline: Our various interactive sessions The Photo LabBring out the Boxing Gloves, The Imagination Factory and Sowing the seed are designed to encourage kids to think out of the box. Workshop size is limited to ensure that each individual receives plenty of guidance and feedback because everyone’s voice is unique and our workshops are not competitive.

Objective: Students will be given fun writing exercises which they have to narrate, describe and perform in class. Participants who successfully complete this workshop will gain valuable insight into developing their imagination and writing short stories at a more advanced level.

Please click on the link below for details and registration

http://habitatworld.com/wokshop-habitat/

Venue: Habitat World–India Habitat Centre

Presented by Of Heroes and Villains

Get published!

Here’s your chance to get published. In collaboration with Become Shakespeare, we are organizing a short story workshop in Aug-Sept. Participants who take part in this workshop will get their story published in an anthology.Please check the link below for further details.

www. services.becomeshakespeare.com/Workshop—Delhi

Short Story Writing Workshop

Attend | Write | Get Published

Book My Seat Now

Only 12 Seats. Register Now!

Brings to you the most comprehensive Short Story Writing Workshop 

this August.

Workshop Takeaways:

  • Learn the best practices of short story writing
  • Get mentoring help for writing a short story
  • Get published as a part of a book

# The paperback will be made available globally!

Details:

  • Dates: 15 hour workshop to be held over 5 days  ​ (August 31, September 6, 7, 13, 14)
  • Number of seats: 12
  • Timing: 9.30 AM to 12.30 PM
  • Venue: Kaffeine, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi
  • Fee: Rs. 10,000/- per person (inclusive of publishing charges)

DUE TO UNAVOIDABLE CIRCUMSTANCES, THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO A FUTURE DATE THAT WILL BE CONFIRMED EVENTUALLY.