Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The Quickening Pulse: Short Fiction Workshop by Sampurna Chattarji

Toto Funds the Arts 
in association with the British Council Library, Bangalore 
is pleased to offer a two-day short-fiction workshop by 
Sampurna Chattarji

The Quickening Pulse
Venue: British Council Library, Prestige Takt, 23 Kasturba Road Cross (Opposite Visvesvaraiah Industrial and Technological Museum) Bangalore
Dates: Saturday, 7 March and Sunday, 8 March 2015
Time: 10.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Fee:  Rs 2,500 (BC Library members: Rs 2,200)
Last date for submission of fee is 23 February

What makes a short story tick? Pace, rhythm, location, character, mood, event, outcome? In this short-fiction workshop by Sampurna Chattarji , participants will be guided through the nuances of placing characters in location, of making location a character, and of finding the narratorial voice that suits the story you want to tell.
The workshop is open to all fiction writers between the ages of 18 and 35.

Note to applicants 
Since the workshop will be limited to 15 participants, applicants are requested to email an extract from one of their short stories. The last date for applications is 15 February. Chosen applicants will be informed on 18 February.
Applicants are also requested to make their own arrangements for lunch. Coffee and snacks will be provided.

About the Facilitator
SAMPURNA CHATTARJI is a poet, novelist, translator and children’s author. Based in Mumbai/Thane, her thirteen books include four poetry titles: The Scorpion (Harper21, 2013), Absent Muses (Poetrywala, 2010), The Fried Frog (Scholastic, 2009) and Sight May Strike You Blind (Sahitya Akademi, 2007). Her two novels, Rupture (2009) and Land of the Well (2012) are both from HarperCollins. Numerous anthology appearances include The Bloodaxe Book of Contemporary Indian Poets; The HarperCollins Book of English Poetry; 60 Indian Poets (Penguin); We Speak in Changing Languages (Sahitya Akademi); Interior Decoration: poems by 54 women from 10 languages (Women Unlimited); and The Literary Review Indian Poetry Issue (New Jersey: Fairleigh Dickinson University). Sampurna is the editor of Sweeping the Front Yard, (SPARROW, 2010), which brings together poetry and prose by women writing in English, Malayalam, Telugu and Urdu. Sampurna was the 2012 Charles Wallace Writer-in-Residence from India at the University of Kent, Canterbury. Her book Dirty Love (Penguin, 2013), is a short-story collection about Bombay/Mumbai; and Selected Poems (Harper Perennial, 2014) her translation of the Bengali poet Joy Goswami’s work, was recently shortlisted for the inaugural Khushwant Singh Memorial Poetry Prize. http://sampurnachattarji.wordpress.com/

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