Thursday, January 3, 2013

Two–Day Fiction-Writing Workshop with Jerry Pinto

Two–Day Fiction-Writing Workshop 
Saturday, 2 February and Sunday, 3 February 2013

Toto Funds the Arts, in association with British Council Library, Bangalore, is pleased to announce a two-day fiction writing workshop which will be conducted by Jerry Pinto.

Venue: British Library, Prestige Takt, 23 Kasturba Road Cross (Opposite Visvesvaraiah Industrial and Technological Museum), Bangalore
Dates: Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 February 2013
Time:  10.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. on both days
Fee:  Rs 1,800 inclusive of lunch, tea/coffee and refreshments

Note to applicants (between 18 and 35 years):
Since we can accommodate a limited number of participants, we will have to necessarily screen applicants. Please email ONE sample of your writing, which could be an excerpt from a work of fiction or non-fiction, of around 500 words, to (with a copy to by January 15 at the latest to help us choose the participants.

About the workshop:
Jerry Pinto has been taking creative writing workshops for several years now and offers a workshop that is responsive to the needs of the participants. It will take them to the place where they should begin and give them the toolkit with which to start. He will introduce them to creative writing, give them the basics (people, plot, place and form), and set exercises which he will analyse in detail, besides providing enough time to clear doubts and answer questions.

About the facilitator:
JERRY PINTO is the author of the widely praised Em and the Big Hoom (Aleph Book Company), his first novel but by no means his first book. He is the editor of The Greatest Show on Earth (Penguin), an anthology of writing about Bollywood. He has also edited Reflected in Water: Writings about Goa (Penguin). He is the co-editor, with Naresh Fernandes of Bombay Meri Jaan; Writings about Mumbai (Penguin) and with Arundhathi Subramaniam, of Confronting Love (Penguin), an anthology of love poems by Indian poets writing in English. He is also the author of Asylum (Allied), a collection of poems; and of Helen: The Life and Times of an H-Bomb (Penguin) for which he won the National Award for the Best Writing on Cinema, in 2006. He worked with Leela Naidu on her autobiography, Leela: A Patchwork Life (Penguin). He has written a book for children: A Bear for Felicia (Puffin) and celebrated Bollywood’s poster art in Bollywood Posters (Thames & Hudson). He has co-edited, with Rachel Dwyer, a collection of essays, Beyond Bollywood (Oxford University Press). When Crows are White (Scholastic) is the first graphic novel on which he has collaborated with Garima Gupta.

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