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The Art Of

The Personal Essay

with Rhea Gangavkar

Do you believe in the power of amplifying important & contemporary topics? I do. This course is an introduction to writing non fiction. We will read, discuss, reflect, provide each other feedback, learn how to pitch stories that we resonate with and connect to. We will learn how to structure non-fiction writing and build a compelling narrative, creating a space that is both conducive and reflective to and of our writing practices.

In this course, participants will learn how to identify the main elements of a non fiction piece, how to structure different types of non fiction pieces, & identify their reader. The participants will leave the course with pointers to pitch to various publications, identify and emphasize their writing voice, and a portfolio of pieces spanning across genres in nonfiction that they are passionate about. 

DURATION : 8 hours

DATES : 18th -19th Feb, 25th – 26th Feb
Saturdays and Sundays
11 am to 1 pm

AGE LIMIT : 16 and above

TAKEAWAYS
  • Identify key elements in non-fiction writing
  • Learn how to structure your arguments into a compelling essay
  • Pitch your ideas to top newspapers, publications, & journals
  • Expert and peer feedback

Highlights

Overcome writer’s block

  • Write more and have fun through engaging writing prompts

  • Discuss and evaluate your ideas with your classmates

  • Write without judgment

Finish a story

  • Brainstorm and find an idea to work on
  • Expand the idea into a coherent narrative
  • Finish the story you started

Submit your story to magazines!

  • Find the right place for your story
  • Write a cover letter
  • Send it!

Interested in this class? We will keep you in the loop when this class happens next.

Drop a query and we will get in touch to answer all your questions.

One Course, three outcomes

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Build a strong foundation in fiction

Learn how to edit your own work or supplement your income by becoming a freelance editor. In addition to editing skills and techniques, you can learn how to build an editing portfolio and how to establish relationships with writers and publishers.
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Become a short story writer

Do you want to build a career around books? Learn about publishing houses and literary agents and the role they play in the creation of books. This could be the first step in your literary career!

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Get published!

Are you a writer trying to get your book published? Polish your book with our editing techniques and get insider knowledge of the publishing industry. Perfect your book proposal and learn the tricks and tips to getting published!

Schedule

18th Feb
Saturday 11am - 1pm
Foundation of non-fiction writing
19th Feb
Sunday 11am - 1pm
Basic dos and don'ts, how to writing audience-driven pieces, in-class exercises
25th Feb
Saturday 11am - 1pm
How to structure your arguments and write in different genres
26th Feb
Sunday 11am - 1pm
How to pitch effectively to publications

18th Feb
Saturday 11am - 1pm
Foundation of non-fiction writing

19th Feb
Sunday 11am - 1pm
Basic dos and don'ts, how to writing audience-driven pieces, in-class exercises

25th Feb
Saturday 11am - 1pm
How to structure your arguments and write in different genres

26th Feb
Sunday 11am - 1pm
How to pitch effectively to publications

More than just a course

Limited seats available!

About the instructors

Rhea Gangavkar

Head – Learning and Communities

 
Rhea Gangavkar is a writer, editor, and writing mentor, based out of Pune.  She’s been working in the non-fiction space for 5+ years and writes across multiple formats (long-format essays, blogs, literary & film reviews). She is a regular contributor to platforms like Feminism in India, Lost the Plot, & High on Films. Rhea has worked on several editing and writing projects over the years. She manages the editorial, ghostwriting & marketing departments at Bound.
Their Work at Bound
 

Bound provides a variety of services that help writers develop their skills and get their work ready for publishing. Tara Khandelwal and Aishwarya Javalgekar offer manuscript and proposal edits and guide writers in developing their stories. Tara has edited many acclaimed books, including Three Impossible Wishes by Anmol Malik and Essential Items by Udayan Mukherjee.

What our clients have to say

Frequently Asked Questions

We have an age limit of 16 and above for most classes. But we also conduct a variety of children’s classes over the years. If we don’t have an upcoming class, we can provide a one-on-one mentorship. Read more here.
Unfortunately, we don’t offer refunds. But we can offer you a seat in another class for the same price or upgrade you to one of our mentorship programs with additional payment
If you have an interesting class designed that would add value to Bound’s classes and creative communities, share your ideas and your profile with us at [email protected]. We are always interested in collaborating with new instructors.
If you have an interesting class designed that would add value to Bound’s classes and creative communities, share your ideas and your profile with us at [email protected]. We are always interested in collaborating with new instructors.

Only our professional classes are certified. We specify which ones are certified in the list of classes above