Thursday, February 28, 2013

Suspenseful Writing Workshop: March 30 & 31

Two–Day Suspenseful Writing Workshop 
Saturday, 30 March and Sunday, 31 March 2013
Toto Funds the Arts (TFA), in association with British Council Library, Bangalore is pleased to announce a workshop on Writing Detective Novels and Suspenseful Stories, which will be conducted by Zac O’Yeah.

Venue: British Council Library, Prestige Takt, 23 Kasturba Road Cross (Opposite Visvesvaraiah Industrial and Technological Museum), Bangalore
Dates: Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 March 2013
Time:  2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on both days
Fee:  Rs 1,200 inclusive of tea

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 answer the following: (1) Name your favourite detective/thriller/mystery books and writers (2) How often do you write fiction? (3) What do you find most difficult when you try to write a story? Email the answers to (with a copy to by March 12 at the latest to help us choose the participants.

About the workshop:

Zac O’Yeah will initiate an interactive discussion on suspense, thrills, plotting and the craft of writing popular detective stories, and set a writing assignment, which will be discussed and evaluated.

About the facilitator:

ZAC O’YEAH is the author of Once Upon a Time in Scandinavistan (2010) and Mr Majestic (2012) published by Hachette India. He worked in the theatre and music business in Sweden until he retired early, at 25, to come to India. His 12 published books range from bestselling detective fiction to history and travelogue, and he has also translated Indian literature into Swedish.

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