Age Group: 16 and above. Language: Hindi and English. Workshop fee: Rs 500.
Each one of us has our own insight into what constitutes good poetry. While we accept that creative expression is spontaneous, we also believe that poetry writing is a skill that can be acquired with learning and bettered with practice. To be able to achieve this, we will approach poetry right from its basics: of sound, rhythm, imagery, rhetoric, symbols, meaning, and suggestion.
The workshop will broadly cover -
1. Basics of poetry writing the power of words, self-expression, being original, recounting and dwelling on one's own past experience 2. Tools of poetry sound, imagery, metaphor, and symbols; rhetoric, personification, simile, and figures of speech 3. Reading of popular work of poetry from India and across the world 4. Exercises to encourage students to apply these concepts and explore their own skills at writing and expression
About the facilitator:
Sourav Roy is a journalist, poet, and translator. He is currently the editor of Bengaluru Review magazine and is undertaking a PG course on Poetry at Azim Premji University, Bengaluru.
His published work includes Yayavar (Collection of poems), Karnakavita (Editor: Anthology of Hindi-Urdu poetry from Bengaluru), Teen Natak by Abhishek Majumdar (Editor), and Soho Mein Marx (Translator: 3 Plays by Howard Zinn).