Pragya's Month-long Poetry Academy 2020

Become an expert at reading, writing and performing poetry with author and spoken word poet Pragya Bhagat

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A MONTH-LONG POETRY ACADEMY WITH PRAGYA BHAGAT

15th October to 15th November 2020

Ten chosen participants will embark on a virtual journey of self-expression and exploration under the guidance of facilitator and instructor Pragya Bhagat.

Immerse yourself into the world of poetry with a select group of poets. Learn everything from the basics to advanced techniques, and receive meaningful feedback that will strengthen your poems and help you find your unique voice. Find the confidence to read your poems to an enthusiastic audience. Whether you are just entering the world of poetry or simply want a safe and nurturing space to write, Pragya's Month-long Poetry Academy 2020 is a wonderful escape for beginners and experts alike.

In eight sessions, you will

  • Learn advanced poetry techniques and be introduced to a diverse range of poets and poetry styles
  • Learn to analyze and give feedback on poetry
  • Explore the nuances of crafting and editing by applying these techniques to your own work
  • Receive personal guidance and mentorship from the talented instructor Pragya Bhagat
  • Receive detailed and insightful feedback on your poetry and style
  • Find the courage to read and perform your poetry in front of an encouraging audience

READ

You will be exposed to a diverse range of poets including women, minorities, and poets from the queer community. You will learn to read poetry for pleasure, for analysis, and for inspiration.

WRITE

This is a safe and nurturing space. With advanced techniques and personalized feedback, you will become more aware of your poetic choices and learn to craft powerful poems.

PERFORM

Sharing your poetry with the world can seem daunting. This Masterclass will give you the confidence and platform to find your poetic voice. Learn the nuances of performance and make your poems sing!

MEET PRAGYA BHAGAT

Pragya Bhagat is a spoken word poet, award-winning essayist, and author of two fascinating books: More Than a Memory and Yarn - An Interwoven Memoir.

Her work focuses on the intersection of themes such as mental health, belonging, and body image. Her poetry, essays, and fiction have been published in the Huffington Post, The Wire and Helter Skelter, amongst others. She currently lives in Goa.

Pragya has been conducting online workshops with Bound since May 2020 and has also been a mentor at Bound Writers' Retreat. She thinks of herself as an instructor and a facilitator, and is beloved by her students and the Bound Community!

What is included?

PRAGYA'S MONTH-LONG POETRY ACADEMY 2020 includes

 
  • A safe and nurturing space
  • The tools to help you explore your poetic side and express yourself better
  • The opportunity to craft powerful poems
  • Personalized feedback and guidance from Pragya Bhagat
  • A chance to perform your poetry in a safe environment
  • Make meaningful connections in the poetry community
  • Inspiration and writing exercises to write more poems
  • 16 hours of teaching time
  • A gift bag filled with goodies
  • A digital certificate to commemorate your time at the retreat

About BOUND:

Bound is an experiential learning company based in Mumbai.

 

Cost to attend:

INR 9,999/-

 

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THE SCHEDULE

Pragya's Month-long Poetry Academy 2020 is divided into two levels focusing on basic and advanced techniques.

All sessions will take place on Thursdays (6 pm - 8 pm) and Saturdays (4 pm - 6 pm).

 

 

 

LEVEL 1

Craft Your Poetry

Build a strong foundation with questions like: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?

You will build your logical, linguistic and emotional intelligence with reading and writing assignments. There will also be spaces for reflection and feedback in each session.

LEVEL 2

Find Your Voice

Dive deeper into form, structure and other advanced poetry techniques. You will learn the nuances of writing and editing by editing a single poem four times.

Receive detailed and personalized feedback on your poetry and your style in a one-on-one mentoring session with the expert instructor Pragya Bhagat.

YOUR JOURNEY TOWARDS SELF-EXPRESSION BEGINS TODAY!

Share your life, emotions and poetry in a safe and inclusive space.

Applications will close on 30th September, 2020.

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Who Should Apply?

Poets who seek their tribe. Whether you want to learn the craft of poetry, make connections with fellow-poets, find inspiration during the pandemic, or just love Pragya's classes, this is the place for you!

THE PROCESS

Join a select group of poets on this incredible journey of self-reflection and growth.

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Apply

Submit your application and writing sample through our form.

Be Selected

Ten talented and promising poets will be chosen from the applications we receive.

Join the Academy!

Get ready for a transformative poetic experience.

TESTIMONIALS

The Bound Community loves Pragya Bhagat's classes and workshops. 

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY OF OVER 16,000 WRITERS AND POETS!

Apply today for a memorable experience that will nurture and transform your poetry!

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