Sambhaavnaa Institute is holding a creative writing workshop in collaboration with The Kali Writes Project. As a part of its writing series, the project helps the individual explore catharsis, in one’s own language of comfort and feeling.

The workshops seek to help women and men appreciate their own true selves by writing to themselves, and thence, to a wider audience.

The program aims at giving people a voice and an alternative of pursuing writing as a tangible occupation. It is hoped that the participant would find their liberation through the written word, instead of pushing oneself to become a literary enigma overnight.

The three-day workshop to be organised from November 27-29, 2015, is open to all, ages 16 and above, and will be conducted in Hindi and English however participants can learn the writing process in the language(s) that they are comfortable writing in.

This will be held on the Sambhaavnaa Campus, Palampur, Himachal.

The workshop aims at exploring:

1. one’s own latent ability to write, tapping imaginations through the immediate surroundings

2. seeing beauty in another, while also being able to recognise one’s own inner beauty, which is essential to healing and therefore, well-being

3. perceptions of the body and the idea of freedom

4. one’s own biases as well as privileges

5. discovering compassion for the self and the other

Resource Person: Priyanka Borpujari

With nearly a decade of experience in journalism, Priyanka Borpujari is an independent journalist who has been writing for various Indian and international publications about human rights abuses from different corners of India. In 2011, the New York-based SINGH Foundation awarded her its Young Independent Journalist Fellowship.

She was selected as the 2012-2013 International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) Elizabeth Neuffer Fellow and was based at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, USA.

The last date of receiving applications is 30th October, 2015.

Fees: 3,500 for three days (inclusive of registration fee for the workshop, dormitory stay and food for the duration of the workshop)

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