UEA International Creative Writing Course in India UEA International Creative Writing Course in India

In partnership with the British Council, Caravan magazine, and the Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet.

Following on the success of its first six 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 seventh workshop to be held in Calcutta from 5th to 13th March 2016. The first of these workshops began in 2013, and published writers have already begun to emerge from it. Others have gone on to successfully complete MA's in Prose Fiction from UEA.

This will be a prose fiction workshop, and it will be led by Amit Chaudhuri, award-winning author and UEA Professor of Contemporary Literature, and the novelist Anjali Joseph, winner of the Betty Trask award, Desmond Elliott Prize, and the Vodafone Crossword Book Award. Her third novel, The Living, appears in March from Fourth Estate. The guest speaker for the workshop will be announced shortly.

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 fiction through a series of intensive workshops, tutorials, public talks and other events. Applicants should be able to remark cogently and in detail on others’ work, and should expect their own work to be discussed in constructive detail.

Twenty four places are available on the course which begins on 5th March 2016. Course fees are Rs 25,000 (Indian Rupees), approximately £260 (British pounds), excluding travel and accommodation. Mona Sen Gupta (ahavacommunications259@gmail.com), the local administrator for the workshop, will advise successful applicants about accommodation and other queries.

Application Deadline: 1st February 2016 (5pm Calcutta time)

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