Online Classes

2 Week Poetry Writing Class

From Idea to Verse

10th/11th April and 17th/18th
6pm to 8pm (8 hours total)
 
Instructor: Pragya Bhagat
 

The Art of Non-Fiction

Understanding the fundamentals

9th and 12th/  and 16th and 19th
6.00- 7.30 pm
 
Instructor: Pallavi Narayan
 

Book Editing

Understanding the fundamentals

Saturday 25th April
2pm to 5pm
15 seats only
Instructor: Tara Khandelwal
 

Learn to Write A Story

Understanding the fundamentals

18th-19th April and 24th-25th April 2020
11 AM TO 1 PM (8 hours total)
15 seats only
Instructor: Michelle D'Costa
 

See descriptions for all classes below:

  • Learn to Write a Story in 2 Weeks

    "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." ― Maya Angelou
     
    • Join us for an interactive online writing workshop where writer Michelle D'costa will walk you through the basics of writing a story.
    • You will learn about the craft of prose through discussion and writing exercises that involve famous pieces of literature like the novel 'Lolita by Nabokov and the short story 'Lamb to the Slaughter by Roald Dahl'.
    • Michelle will cover topics like plot, narrative arc, dialogues, character sketches and much more.
    • You will get a chance to clarify your doubts about writing with our instructor and share your work with other participants on the online platform Zoom.
    • This is your time to interact with like-minded people and gain from everyone's experiences and insights.
    • Sign up now for this 2 week class. Your work will be read by our instructor and you will get a chance to workshop your writing with your peers.
    • We will also focus on works by Asian and African writers to learn how to find your voice.
    • Once you pay- send us around three pages of your work(fiction) on connect@boundindia.com
     
     
    Instructor -Michelle D’costa
    She is a Mangalorean from Mumbai. She was born and raised in Bahrain. Her poetry and prose have been published in over 40 journals like Eclectica, Litro UK, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, Coldnoon and more. She loves to interview writers. Her debut full-length short story and poetry collections are complete. She edits Kaani, an ezine for fiction. She talks about books on YouTube and blogs on WordPress.
     
     
  • From Idea to Verse: Poetry Writing

    This workshop will focus on bringing out your inner poet. Whether you’re just curious about poetry or are looking to hone your performing skills, we will work together to create, edit, and perform poetry.

    As part of the course you will have both reading and writing assignments to build your logical, linguistic, and emotional intelligence. There will also be spaces for reflection and feedback in each session. A few questions we’ll be exploring:

    What is the difference between poems that are meant to be read and poems that are meant to be spoken?
    What is the function of detail in poetry?
    How can imposing limitations on your work expand it?
    What are the tools in a poet’s toolbox?
    How can we use a poetry community to push ourselves?

    Poetry is meant to be enjoyed. Throughout the course you’ll be reading poets from diverse backgrounds, including women, people of colour, and those from of the LGBTQ community. So join me in this journey as we reflect, grow, and have fun.
    Class is 8 hours long over two weeks.
     

     
     
    Instructor - Pragya Bhagat

    PragyaBhagat is a spoken word poet, award-winning essayist, and author of two books. Her work focuses on the intersection of themes such as mental health, belonging, and body image. She currently lives in Goa.

     
     
     
  • The Art of Non-Fiction

    Have you been putting off writing that self-help book? Do you think that history you want to attempt is sounding too heavy even to you? Do you want to share your expertise with starting a business? What about memorialising someone’s life story, or even writing your own? How can your experience benefit others? If you’ve ever pondered such questions, this workshop is for you!

    Pallavi, with her editorial experience of commissioning, evaluating and developing non-fiction with publishers such as Penguin Random House, Pan Macmillan, National University of Singapore Press and Routledge, will share with you in this workshop how to figure out the whys and wherefores of non-fiction book writing. She will broadly address the following questions:

    • What are the kinds of non-fiction and what should you be writing?
    • What are the common myths around non-fiction writing?
    • Can you be creative while writing non-fiction?
    • What makes for a compelling or pleasurable read?
    • How important is fact-checking and how do you go about it?
    • To what extent can you use your imagination while writing non-fiction?

    Interactive and discussion-based, this workshop will take you through the basics and help you start defining your work—even if you’re in the thinking stage. You’ll get to hear directly from an experienced editor who brings with her years of working with global audiences in international settings. Adept at writing non-fiction herself, she will think with you through your process, and help you with queries around clarifying your arguments, formulating your themes and fleshing out your manuscript.

    This course will teach you the importance of:

    • Figuring out what you want to write and what you feel
    • Assessing the practicality of your ideas
    • Planning your structure and recording your thoughts
    • Trying out different approaches to your story
    • Weaving facts into your narrative
    • Using emotion to your advantage
    • Determining your audience

    All you have to do is log in become part of a group of writers who are possibly dealing with questions similar to yours.

    We are at connect@boundindia.com
     

     
    Instructor - Pallavi Narayan
    Pallavi Narayan is a PhD in literature from IIT Delhi and has over 12 years of work experience with publishers and university centres in Singapore and India. She was named first Frankfurt Fellow 2018 from Singapore, an honour in the publishing industry.
     
     
     
  • Book Editing

    Get your manuscript ready for publication. Sign up for a three hour masterclass with Bound's founder and editor, Tara Khandelwal, where you will learn about the different stages of editing through carefully curated exercises and examples which will help take your writing to the next level.

    WHAT IT ENTAILS?
    In this class, participants will workshop each other’s writing and equip themselves with the tools they need to polish their writing.
    • Overview of the different stages of editing- Developmental edit, Structural edit, Line edit, Copy-edit.
    • Live feedback on your manuscript
    • Editing exercises to make your piece shine.
    • Identifying and arranging different parts of a book.

    TAKEAWAYS
    • How publishing works.
    • What to look for when editing a manuscript.
    • Identifying and rectifying problems such as structure, character motivation, repetition, avoiding clichés.
    • Access to Bound FB group with specific opportunities for our participants.
    • Handbook of where to pitch and publish

    Once you pay - send us your work on connect@boundindia.com
     
     
    Instructor - Tara Khandelwal
    She is an editor and writer. She is a graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University and the Columbia Publishing Course. She currently works with Asia’s largest literary agency, Writers’ Side. She has worked with Penguin, BloombergQuint, SheThePeople.TV and more. She is the founder of Bound which provides skill building for creatives through writers’ retreats, workshops, writing coaching and editorial services.