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Enrol for a creative writing workshop

February 07, 2017 10:17 IST

Novelist Renu Balakrishnan will conduct a workshop for budding writers in March and April at the Xavier Institute of Communication, Mumbai.
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Do stray comments and incidents trigger thoughts and emotions in you?

Do you mull over these and try to understand the larger picture?

Try signing up for a course in creative writing that will help you turn these into short, meaningful essays and polish them for publishing or for blog posting.

What is it about?

Novelist Renu Balakrishnan will conduct a workshop in March and April 2017 to help you understand the rules of writing creative non-fiction.

There will be six sessions of two hours each, starting 6.30 pm at the Xavier Institute of Communication, Mumbai.

The programme costs Rs 5,500.

What you will learn

  • The rules of writing creative non-fiction.
  • How to use fiction to enliven factual writing.
  • Use writing in scenes, using dialogue, developing characters, describing settings and other aspects of creative non-fiction writing.
  • Analyse the personal essay, read and appreciate elegant examples of writing.
  • Write essays.

The workshop will be held on the following dates:

  • March 2017: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.
  • April 2017: 5.

How to apply

Interested candidates may pay at the Xavier Institute of Communication, Mumbai, and collect reading and writing assignments for the first class.

Contact:

Telephone enquiries: 022-2262 1366 or 022-2262 1639
E-mail: renu@rediffmail.com

About Renu Balakrishnan

Renu Balakrishnan has written and published short stories and a novel, Four Aleys. She has conducted writing workshops for writers and teachers in schools and colleges.

The writer has attended a master's in education course at Oxford Brookes University, UK, and creative writing programmes at the New School, New York.

Her interests include releasing the creative spirit in people.

Lead image published only for representational purposes. Kind courtesy: CollegeDegrees360/Creative Commons