Sumit is a mass communications lecturer in Jyoti Nivas College Autonomous.
He's a filmmaker, writer, news junkie and a pop culture aficionado.
He believes that poetry and politics is everywhere and the best time to write is when it's pouring outside.
1. The workshop will start with an introduction to non-stylistic writing and voice in poetry and writing.
2. Then the first exercise will have the participants feeling an 'object of mystery' in a small pouch which will be only invoked at the end of the workshop.
3. Moving quickly to Haiku, participants will be asked to form a worded snapshot of anything or anyone around them.
4. The workshop after a few more pointers will move to visual and aural cues. Participants will be watching and listening to music and clips from old/new movies and write about what it made them feel.
5. At the end of the workshop, participants will be encouraged to interact with their memories of the past and will write in free verse style about what 'object of mystery' they felt in the pouch. If flexibility or time permits they might be asked to write about something that the workshop triggered in them. In the last 30 minutes, participants would be asked to read out their pieces calling the interactive workshop to an end.