September 28th, 2018
Workshops for Day 1
Friday
08:30 - 10:00
Chintan Girish Modi

"Finding My Own Space"
When technology is bridging borders, and cultures are colliding with each other, what does it mean to embrace  diversity but also find your own space? This writing workshop will get students to think about identity, belonging, roots and global citizenship in a fun, engaging manner by exploring the power of words. Participants are welcome to write by hand, or use an electronic device. 

Maya Thiagarajan

"Language and Power."
A discussion of language and power with a focus on  the following questions:
Is English now an Indian language? Who owns English? 
How do we categorize and use Hinglish and other Indianized versions of English -- are they valuable languages in their own right? Or are they corrupted or incorrect versions of English? Who decides?
Is language a tool of connection or a weapon for discrimination?

Paro Anand

"Finding The Other voice"
Book reading followed by writing exercises. Discuss the idea of multiple voice writing as in one of the stories in the book. 

10:30 - 12:30
David Waweru

'So you want to write'
Teens have a lot to say. In fact, many talented writers started writing during
their teen years. This workshop will invite teens to find their voice and mine
their creativity as they share their own story as powerfully as they can. They
will learn such techniques as character development and how to use the six
senses purposefully.

Jayant Kriplani

'Writing stories for Cinema' 
The workshop will dwell on a few basic definitions of story, plot and script. Participants will work together to produce a few short scripts (One Minute, three minutes and five minutes scripts) on paper and time permitting, a larger thirty minute one as a group effort.

Samhita Arni

"World building"
In this workshop students will embark on their creative journey to make up a whole new world with its own unique mythology, history, and species. The purpose of this workshop is to help students who are particularly interested in science fiction and fantasy to work with strategies on how to invent a new world for their own graphic novels and creative works.

12:30 - 01:00
Lunch
01:00 - 03:00
Jahnavi Barua

'How to write a short story

Atanu Roy

" An interactive session about illustration and its role in our everyday life, using my own story to inspire students to look at illustration as a career option. "