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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Writing Workshop @ Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram

I conducted a two-day writing workshop for philosophy students of Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram on 27 and 28 Oct 2008. During the workshop 16 students wrote poems, short stories, features, conducted and wrote interviewnews reports and letters to the editor and also individually brought out model newspapers. I enjoyed working with the participants. Quite a passionate bunch. Grateful to Shaji, Benny, Simmy, Biston, and the participants for the experience.

Following is the copy of the schedule

Writing Workshop
DVK, Bangalore

27 – 28 October 2008

Workshop Facilitator: Anil Pinto, Christ University, Bangalore

Day 1
09.30 to 10.30 Session 1: Introduction, What do I look for? Writing as thinking, creativity, paragraph writing
10.30 to 10.45 Tea Break
10.45 to 12.45 Session 2 Writing poem, short story, feature, news report, letter to the editor
12.45 to 01.45 Lunch Break
01.45 to 02.00 Calisthenics
02.00 to 03.15 Session 3 Doing and writing interview
03.15 to 03.30 Tea Break
03.30 to 04.30 Session 4 Semiotics, and death of the author

(Homework: Preparing the blog. Redoing the write ups based on review of models. Give a write up on the gaps found and insights)

Day 2
09.30 to 10.30 Session 1 Paragraph writing, common errors, news report
10.30 to 10.45 Tea Break
10.45 to 12.45 Session 2 Features of a feature, short story, poem, interview, letter to the editor
12.45 to 01.45 Lunch Break
01.45 to 02.00 Calisthenics
02.00 to 03.15 Session 3 Reworking the write ups, preparation of a wall paper (pair work)
03.15 to 03.30 Tea Break
03.30 to 04.30 Session 4 Reworking the write ups, preparation of a wall paper (pair work),
04.00 to 04.15 Feedback
04.15 to 04.30 Conclusion

6 comments:

ajith john said...

hai sir
i really enjoy your class.what a interesting class it is.i really apreciate u for this wonderfull,valuable,andfriendly class u gave 2 us a heartfull thanks 2 u sir.u r a creative spark of god

Anil Pinto said...

Thank you, Ajith. It was my a learning experience for me too. I thoroughly enjoyed the time I spent with you.

sanu thettayil said...

thank u very much sir. eventhough it was a small session, it was very useful. i could meditate over it and i am in the processing of a small magazine.
sanu thettayil

Anil Pinto said...

Sanu, glad to know it was useful and happier to know you are bringing out a magazine. All the best.

Special thanks for all the running around you did in order to have a comfortable workshop.

vidhi said...

sir, i want to know if u could conduct such workshops again.. as m sure a lot of ppl wud want to do it.. please try managin some tym..

Anil Pinto said...

mmm... let me see...