Workshop on Creative Writing was organised by the department of English on 12th April 2019. The resource persons for the day were Mr. Naresh Katwal and Dr. DeepjoyKatuwal.
Mr. Naresh Katwal has to his credit an anthology of poem titled ‘Gauwn ka Neel daam haru’. He has been an editor of journals and magazines like Nava Prativa, Anurima and Sahityayaad. He has been awarded Prem Sherpa Biroli Smriti award in 2018 by Nepali Sahitya Sammelan, Darjeeling. In the year 2018 he also represented Nepali Literature in All India Young Writer Meet, Manipur organized by Sahitya Akademy, New Delhi.
Dr. Deep joy Katuwal has served as a visiting lecturer in Southfield College, Darjeeling. He also has an experience of a research assistant for UGC Minor Research Project.
Mr. Vasudeva Naidu moderated the whole workshop.
There were 29 participants from the department of English, Sociology and Political Science. Workshop began with the theoretical understanding of Creative Writing. Mr. Katwal talked about how different time and phase in one’s life leads to differenttypes of composition. It was followed by recitations by Mr. Naresh Katwal. Dr. Katuwal narrated a short story and recited a poem in order to present his idea of how everything forms a story and everyone can therefore create something creative out of those ordinary stories. Fr. C. M. Paul, Vice-Principal, Salesian College Sonada gave a talk on Journalistic Writing and its differences from that of a creative writing. This was followed by writing session where the participants expressed their writing skill in both Nepali and English language. Experts allowed the space for any kind of writing. The afternoon session consisted of the reviews given by the experts on the writings of the participants followed by few more recitations by the participants.
Dr. Terence Mukhia shared some writing skill techniques to encourage the participants for furthering their interest in creative writing. Ms. Bedika Rai talked about the variations in expression which help turn ordinary writing into a creative one.
The workshop ended with the distribution of certificates.