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

UEA India in partnership with the British Council, Caravan magazine, and the Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet.

Following on the success of its first seven 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 an eighth workshop to be held in Calcutta from 25th November to 3rd December 2016. The first of these workshops began in 2013. Published writers have already begun to emerge from the workshop, and are often picked up by leading publishers. Others have gone on to successfully complete MA's in Prose Fiction from UEA. For further information, see scroll.in

This will be a workshop on the art and craft of prose fiction, and it will be led by Amit Chaudhuri, award-winning author and UEA Professor of Contemporary Literature, and the Booker-shortlisted novelist and short story writer Romesh Gunesekara, who taught the inaugural workshop in 2013. 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.

A selection of writing from the workshop will be showcased on the website of Caravan magazine. The first four stories from the workshop published on that website can be linked to here.

Twenty four places are available on the course which begins on 25th November 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: Due to numerous request we're extending the deadline to 21st October 2016 (5pm Calcutta time)


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