Saturday, June 20, 2009

Writing workshop at the British Council Library

I taught a one day creative writing workshop for this event. Organized by Quixote's Cove, the competition was aimed to encourage writing amongst high school students in Nepal.

Inter School Literary Competition
[20 June 2009 ]

The Inter-School Short Story Contest is targeted towards promoting literary arts amongst students. Inter-School Short Story Contest is open for students from Grade 8 to 10 from government and private schools around Kathmandu Valley. It will be held in the last week of July at the British Council. A panel of judges comprising of literary figures, journalists and academicians will select the top five winning entries. The winning entries will be published alongside professional Nepali writers in an anthology of short stories targeted towards school students.

Prior to the contest, a series of creative writing workshops will be conducted to encourage participating students. The workshops are optional and are being conducted to provide a platform for students to explore the nature of creative writing and receive feedback on their writing from professional writers.

The Award:

1. The top five entries as judged by a panel of judges will be published in an anthology of short stories along with professional Nepali writers writing in English.
2. Cash prizes will also be awarded to the top five entries.
3. All participants will receive a certificate of participation
4. All participating schools in the competition will be mentioned in the anthology

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