Posts Tagged ‘Writing Workshops’

Something to be excited about… an SF workshop in India!

May 5, 2009

Quite a while ago the intrepid Anil Menon, along with academic and critic Suchitra Mathur at IIT-Kanpur and yours truly came up with the idea of holding an SF workshop in India.  With the enthusiastic encouragement of our friend Jaya Bhattacharji and others, we got it in shape, with Anil and Suchitra being the key organizers.  Until fairly recently, though, we didn’t know if we were going to have any applicants, but now it is pukka, as we say in India.  Eighteen people have been selected based on their submitted writing samples.  Most are not established writers but all have promise and enthusiasm.  And — amazingly — about 50% are women!  The show starts in mid-June.  So here we go!