CREATIVE WRITING

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When we started the Creative Writing Short Term Course at the Sri Aurobindo Centre for Arts and Communication, over five years ago, we had not imagined the response it would attract. It has been overwhelming. We will soon be launching our 20 th course. We have had the joy of seeing numerous participants turn a new leaf. Some have turned authors, others are bloggers, content writers, journalists and editors.
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When we started the Creative Writing Short Term Course at the Sri Aurobindo Centre for Arts and Communication, over five years ago, we had not imagined the response it would attract. It has been overwhelming. We will soon be launching our 20 th course. We have had the joy of seeing numerous participants turn a new leaf. Some have turned authors, others are bloggers, content writers, journalists and editors.

We started this unique course with the intention of helping all those who have a basic knack of writing to sharpen their skills. After all, there is a writer within all of us struggling to get out. We all have stories to narrate.All that we need is to learn how to interestingly narrate them in the written form using various tools and techniques. 

Our previous batches attracted all kinds of participants from varied backgrounds. It is this which has made this course so successful. There were a wide range of ideas floating around and being beaten into shape in the most amazing ways. Look at the diversity of professionals who attended the previous courses: doctors, bureaucrats, pilots, businessmen,consultants, engineers, chartered accountants,junior editors from publishing houses, software developers,fashion designers, fashionistas, homemakers, teachers, journalists, lawyers, activists, grandmothers, undergraduates, school students and even a 11th standard student who was  home schooled and also a deputy commissioner of police! All of them displayed a burst of creative talent and an amazing growth in their skills and confidence. This is precisely what motivates us to do more, fine tune the course and get in well-known faculty who love teaching as they have experienced the joy of being published. 

We believe that writing is the most potent and yet the simplest form of human expression. Unlike speech, writing transcends the barriers of space and time. Therefore, if you can write well you have true power at your disposal. That is why courses in creative writing can open a new world for you or for anyone else you know who is looking out for such an opportunity. The craft of writing has multiple dimensions: prose, poetry, novels, short stories, flash fiction, non-fiction books, screenwriting, plays,journalistic articles, travelogues and experimental pieces.

This creative writing course you to give vent to your creative urges. Writing is a skill that can help you in your daily life. It can take you to a different creative level. It helps you think and communicate better. Our creative writing workshops will let you explore and discover yourself. Every human mind conjures up images but a creative mind is just not satisfied merely weaving visuals. It wants to express the thoughts through a medium that has appreciable aesthetic appeal. This creative writing course is packed with lots of practical activity so that you are able to test and experiment with something you learnt.Having talent and skills is not enough, you also need to know how to put it to use.Come and discover the writer in you.

Watch your communication skills flower in both indoor and outdoor creative writing workshops. If you have a creative mind and would love to express your ideas through literary pieces, then this course is for you. The approach of this creative writing course will be highly professional; plenty of practical assignments that will inculcate the requisite skills, discipline and confidence.

As the seats are limited, we have an entrance exam. It is also to ensure that we attract only those who are genuinely interested.  This is certainly not one of those pass time hobby courses.

CURRICULUM
  • Discovering the joy of writing
  • Ways to tap creative potential
  • Essentials of creative writing
  • Strategy and Style
  • How to get ideas
  • Developing an idea and expand it into a story
  • Systematically work on your writing skills
  • Using Imagination
  • Using prompts
  • Stream of consciousness
  • Different types of writing
  • Developing characters
  • Preparing yourself to deal with creativity
  • The mindset of a writer
  • The Art of Interviewing
  • Structuring your writing
  • Using Prompts
  • Improve Communication and Expression
  • Explore different genres
  • Learn how to listen better and use different senses
  • Feature Writing
  • Short Story
  • Fiction
  • Non-Fiction
  • Travel Writing
  • Film criticism
  • Writing for Media: Print, Television and Online
  • Tools and techniques you can use
  • Investigative and Interpretative writing
  • Scripting for documentaries
  • Editing
  • Rewriting
  • Pitching to publications

This Course will help participants to:

  • Write Better
  • Think Creatively
  • Get Interesting Ideas
  • Improve Communication and Expression
  • Explore different genres
SKILLS DEVELOPED

• Write Better
• Think Creatively
• Get Interesting Ideas
• Develop imagination
• Construct plots
• Build interesting characters
• Pick up interviewing skills
• Improve Communication and Expression
• Explore different genres
• Learn how to listen better and use different senses

ADMISSION & FEE
Course Name Creative Writing
Duration 3 months
Age Group/Criteria 16+
Next Batch Starts In April 2017
Batch Size 25
Registration Fee (Inclusive Service Tax @15%) Rs. 1150/- (Valid for One Year)
Course Fee (Inclusive Service Tax @15%) Rs. 24840/-
Days & Timings Saturday (4 pm – 7 pm) & Sunday (10 am – 1 pm)