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Poetry For Beginners:

A Writing Workshop

With Pragya Bhagat

The Poetry For Beginners workshop will focus on bringing out your inner poet. Whether you’re just curious about poetry or are looking to hone your performing skills, you will work together to create, edit, and perform poetry with your peers and facilitator Pragya Bhagat. As part of the 8-hour 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.

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 the LGBTQ community. So join Pragya Bhagat in this journey as we reflect, grow, and have fun.

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 build a poetry community?
  • How can we use the poetry community to push ourselves?
DURATION : 8 hours

DATES : 7th/9th/14th and 16th December 2020

TIME : 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

AGE LIMIT : 16 and above

TAKEAWAYS
  • Developing an understanding of various forms of writing
  • Thinking in a structured manner
  • Using imagination constructively
  • Nurturing and developing an idea
  • Knowledge of popular tools and techniques
  • How to choose subjects to write about
  • Importance of reading (reading well) for writing (writing well)
  • Finding personal inclination and developing a habit
  • Feeling confident!

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

Saturdays and Sundays :11 am - 1 pm
AGE LIMIT : 8 to 12
PRICE : 5,000 + gst
CLASS SIZE : 20 Seats

15th April, 2023
Saturday
11 am - 1 pm :
Analyse the ingredients of a good short story

16th April, 2023
Sunday
11 am - 1 pm : Write a short story from scratch

More than just a course

Limited seats available!

About the instructors

Pragya Bhagat
 

Pragya 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!

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.

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