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Literary Events Across India You Cannot Miss!

It’s time to celebrate what you love!

Writing, storytelling sessions, digital marketing, poetry sessions – anything and everything related to the world of literature! While it was extremely difficult to narrow it down from the plethora of events happening in the metropolitan cities in India, here is a list of the literary events you must not miss in the month of May and June 2017.

    1.CHENNAI

Script Writing: Write a movie script in two months!

Do you want to enter the movie industry with your own script? Do you want to adapt a novel into a movie script? If the answer is yes, then this course is perfect for you. This workshop will teach you about film genres, finding ideas for your story, plot and character sketches, dialogue writing and formatting a screenplay. It is important to know how to pitch a script to industry players and you will be provided with tips and tricks for the same.

WHEN: May 16, 2017, at 6 pm

WHERE: Mirage Institute of Film Making and Photography, T. Nagar

CONTACT DETAILS: (044) 42122002/9952099040

Public Speaking Workshop

Suffering from glossophobia? It is the fear of public speaking and is ranked above the fear of spiders, darkness and heights! Public speaking is a skill developed through experience and training, and we are here to help you start your journey as an effective speaker. Almost every one of us will need to speak in public at some point in our lives, so we need to be prepared to excel when the time comes. Employers consistently rank public speaking and related communication skills as one of the top skills they look for in employees. Being an effective public speaker gives you the tools to make a difference in your business, in your community and even in the world.

WHEN: May 6, 2017, at 9 am

WHERE: Hotel Quality Inn Sabari, T. Nagar

CONTACT DETAILS: 9025358310/9176297216

    2.BENGALURU

Write Out Loud with Lahe Lahe

Indulge in a soul-soothing session of poetry and good company. This club conducts a poetry just-a-minute where you can read your own or favourite pieces from your electronic device. They have a set theme for every session and this time, it will revolve around dreams and their interpretations.

WHEN: May 9, 2017 at 7:30 pm

WHERE: Lahe Lahe, Indiranagar

How to write a short story: A workshop with Jahnavi Barua

A short story writing workshop with award-winning author Jahnavi Barua is being conducted and is perfect for anyone interested in writing creative fiction. Jahnavi’s first book, Next Door is a collection of short stories that was published by Penguin India and fetched her wide critical acclaim.

Her second novel, Rebirth was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize and Man Asian Literary Prize. This workshop will help participants develop a basic discipline of writing a short story through a series of lectures, discussions and exercises. At the end of the workshop, participants will be writing and presenting their short stories, which will then be discussed or critiqued in the workshop.

WHEN: May 11, 2017, at 3 pm

WHERE: British Council Bengaluru

CONTACT DETAILS: purnima.krishna@britishcouncil.org

080-22533005/0120-4569000

    3.HYDERABAD

Autograph: A writing contest

They are on the lookout for the best college story! Write your college stories, canteen gossip, confess the activities you’ve done, recount your college events and much more. If your work is selected among the thousand other entries, you stand a chance to win Rs. 1,00,000 as the cash prize.

WHEN: Jun 17, 2017, at 7 am

WHERE: Elyuxen Student Newspaper

Uncover Your Voice in Writing

You want to write, but you are stuck or don’t think you can. Maybe will help you uncover and find your voice in writing. This workshop has been conducted in three cities across the country. In each workshop, participants discover themselves and gain confidence to start their writing journey.

WHEN: May 07, 2017, at 10:30 am

WHERE: Our Sacred Space, Sardar Patel Ring Road

CONTACT DETAILS: 8754507365

    4.MUMBAI

The Mighty Pen

This creative writing workshop will teach you to use the 26 letters to form thousands of words. It will also help you pick the right words to frame the perfect sentences that deliver the right emotions and meaning. Every tot, aspiring to be a writer will greatly benefit from this workshop!

WHEN: May 06, 2017, at 10 am

WHERE: The Seventh Sense Movement & Language Centre, Chowpatty

CONTACT DETAILS: 8433945477

Digital Marketing Training

As an author, it is important to know how to promote your book on social media and other online platforms. This workshop will teach you how to gain access to free marketing tools and to use them effectively. Content marketing and blogging are effective ways to gain maximum traffic to your page, along with sending out email newsletters. Search engine optimization and marketing will greatly improve your marketing techniques and in a digital world, it is important to know how to approach digital marketing to reap maximum benefits.

WHEN: Wed May 9, 2017, at 10 am

WHERE: Platina, BKC

    5.DELHI

Woodpecker Masterclass on ‘Mystery and Thriller Writing’ by Kulpreet Yadav

This workshop will teach you how to write a compelling thriller and understand the elements of story-writing. Every book is just an idea till it is penned down and published. While one can edit and revise their own book, it can be done more efficiently by professional editors, and this workshop will cover the editing process in detail. In this age and time, stories need to be unique and well-crafted; and keeping in mind the target audience, elements of new-age storytelling and the available technologies will be covered, as they can help you with your writing process.

WHEN: May 06, 2017, at 11 am

WHERE: Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA), Saket

CONTACT DETAILS: woodpeckermasterclass@gmail.com

8468001879/9810821868

The Art of Facebook Marketing

If you are a freelancer, a business owner, an author or an entrepreneur, the biggest challenge is reaching your target audience and attracting more customers. More customers equal more gains, as one would be able to cater to a wider audience. Facebook marketing is an important digital marketing tool that specifically targets audience who will benefit from your product. According to a recent news article, Facebook’s advertising revenue for 2016 was estimated to be $18 billion, which is more than the combined revenue of all advertising platforms in America. Also, there are 213 million Facebook users in India and if one is not marketing on this platform, then there is a lot to lose. This workshop will teach you the art of effective Facebook marketing and how you can implement it in your lives to reach a larger audience.

WHEN: May 6, 2017, at 10:30 am

WHERE: W-126, Ground Floor, Greater Kailash II

This concludes the interesting events in the world of literature in the metropolitan cities in India. Which events and workshops are you planning to attend? Do let us know in the comments below!

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Aishwarya Mukundarajan

Aishwarya is an MBA graduate from Symbiosis International University, Pune. When asked what her hobbies are she points to an overflowing bookcase.

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