Workshop: UEA International Creative Writing Course in India


Jeet Thayil-NarcopolisFollowing on the success of its first three creative writing workshops in India, the University of East Anglia (UEA), where the United Kingdom’s oldest and highest-ranked school of creative writing is located, is organising a fourth workshop to be held in Calcutta from 28th August to 5th September 2014.

The theme of this workshop is Exploring the boundaries between fiction and non-fiction, and it will be led by Amit Chaudhuri, award-winning author and UEA Professor of Contemporary Literature, and Booker-shortlisted novelist and poet Jeet Thayil.

Modelled on UEA’s pioneering Creative Writing MA, the eight-day course will be for students who wish to develop their skills as writers of creative non-fiction through a series of intensive workshops, tutorials, lectures, public talks and other events. In this workshop, they will also be encouraged to ponder on a selection of unclassifiable prose texts, and reflect on the advantages of challenging generic compartments such as autobiography, reportage, and fiction.

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