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.

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!