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.

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 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

Venue: Habitat World–India Habitat Centre

Presented by Of Heroes and Villains