A creative writing workshop that explores the notion of 'good' writing & writing in your own voice.
What does it mean, to be a 'good' writer? How do you know? Even critics don't always agree on what makes a writer, so how can we evaluate for ourselves?
As writers and readers, we all align with certain genres, styles, and approaches to writing. Some of us enjoy popular literature, while others roll their eyes at it. What makes popular fiction popular? What makes Literature with a capital 'L'?
This 4-hour workshop will have us exploring all sides of writing and figuring out what our craft of writing can mean for our voices mean.
We’ll bend stereotypes, find love in places where we are taught to hate, and do some very fun and probing writing exercises.
Rheea Mukherjee received her MFA from California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Her work has been published in Scroll.in, Southern Humanities Review, LA Times, Huffington Post, Out of Print, LIT magazine, and Bengal Lights, among others. Her first book, a collection of short stories, Transit for Beginners was published by Kitaab in 2016. Her debut novel The Body Myth was published by Unnamed Press in the U.S and Penguin India in 2019. She co-founded Bangalore Writers Workshop in 2012 and currently co-runs Write Leela Write, a Design and Content Laboratory in Bangalore.
Rohini Malur is a writer, poet and book reviewer. Her work has been published in Provoke Magazine, and online at News Laundry and Gaylaxy.
Open to: writers and readers who enjoy a community discussion and want to write and share their words in a safe and open-minded space. You don’t have to be published or a ‘serious writer’ to apply, this one is for everyone as long as you like books and writing! 18 only, and we're going to be communicating in English, but otherwise you're welcome no matter what you write, and how!
Cost: 2,000 INR (coffee and snacks workshop materials inclusive)