Do you want to write better? Express yourself more effectively? Do you love books and reading, and want to understand what makes them work the way they do?
The TCAA Creative Writing course, run by experts and professionals, may be just the right fit for you.
Here you can discover, explore and hone your writing skills through a combination of hands-on activity, masterclasses, interactions with professionals, workshops, and critical discussion groups.
Structure: Two sessions a week, one hour each. One will be a class; the other will be a fiction workshop/poetry appreciation group
Course Director Anjum Katyal is an experienced editor, writer, translator, critic and Literary Festival Director. The Poetry Circle is led by Sunil Bhandari, author of the podcast Uncut Poetry; and the Creative Prose Circle is led by Jocelyn Cullity, author and teacher of creative writing, Truman State University, USA.
Guest Faculty include Saikat Majumdar, novelist and Professor of English and Creative Writing, Ashoka University; Sumana Roy, poet, novelist and Associate Professor of Creative Writing, Ashoka University; Karthika Nair, who writes poetry, prose and scripts for dance productions, Jayapriya Vasudevan of Jacaranda Books, the literary agency; plus senior heads of leading publishing houses, leading authors and editors.
1. What is good writing? Learning to recognize powerful, impactful, evocative writing.
2. Narrative and non-narrative forms: prose and poetry. Elements needed for each
3. Voice and style: finding your own voice. Discussion of different styles and approaches to writing.
4. Building creativity and imagination
5. Building observation and description
6. Rhythm, silence, dialogue
7. Beginnings and endings
8. Getting it out there – publishing and dissemination in print
9. Getting it out there – publishing and dissemination – electronic/digital
Once a week poetry group: Read your own poetry, get feedback, discuss.
Once a week prose writing group: develop a piece of prose writing, get critical feedback, discuss.
Creative writing encourages self-expression and a child’s ability to think, learn, understand and communicate. It stimulates the imagination and builds essential skills such as problem-solving, reasoning and organisation.
Rohini Chowdhury is a literary translator and the author of several children’s books. Her published writing, in Hindi and English, covers several literary genres including translations, fiction and non-fiction.
1.Take the first steps towards becoming effective writers and communicators.
2.Explore the elements of good writing through reading and class discussion.
3. Write stories and poems
4.Identify and build upon their strengths.
If you love books and would like to know how they are made, this course will take you on a journey tracing the birth of a book from the very beginning to the finished product. Learn all about publishing and editing through this introductory course that prepares you to:
- Apply for advanced training or an entry level position in any of the areas of the book business.
- Develop skills of book editing, layout and design, publicity and marketing.
- Work from home.
- Found your own start-up or join a publishing house.
You will get a comprehensive introductory overview of the book publishing field, covering all aspects like editing, design and layout, print and production, marketing and distribution.
Sessions include hands-on practical activity, site visits and interactions with experts and professionals.
Translation is the field of the future. As the globe increasingly connects through the net, all kinds of texts need translation, from literature to movie subtitles, from conference papers to meeting minutes. Be ahead of the curve. A good translator is always in demand.
Are you good with languages? Do you enjoy exploring other cultures?
This course will help you discover, explore and hone your translation skills through a combination of hands-on activity, workshops and masterclasses, and interactions with professionals.