Workshops

The Writing Studio workshops consist of academic and non-academic themes. We run recurring workshops that adapt a hands-on, learning-by-using approach to writing and its multimodal applications. Our workshops feature theoretical background, writing exercises, prompts, and peer review. We also facilitate extensive discussions on the workshop topics.

Brush Up Your Grammar: A Workshop Series

Instructor: Dr Monal Desai

Writing Studio organised a workshop series to meet students’ basic grammar needs. We have observed that students make mistakes in the use of grammar in their academic writing. The workshop series is targeted to overcome this problem and remove learners’ dependency on grammar checking software. 

The workshop is divided into a series of 3 sessions, which covers the following modules:

1. Punctuation
2. Tenses
3. Subject-verb agreement

 

Mystery Writing Workshop

Instructor: Shyama Khatri

The aim of this workshop is to bring the students to interact with the outdoors while constructing a mystery plot. The participants discuss the genre, while the instructor steers the session with inputs about conventions in mystery writing. For a part of the workshop, participants explored the campus, picked a location and created a mystery plot of their own in groups.

What’s Your Story?

Instructor: Nivid Desai

“What’s Your Story?” is a series of three workshops. This workshop series offers practical sessions on three forms of life writing: blogs, personal essays and biographies. Participants get to hone their storytelling skills through the lens of their own stories and those of others. They receive hands-on training in both form and content through curated lectures on technique and a myriad of prompt-led writing exercises.

Foodies’ Workshop for Communicative English

Instructor: Dr Monal Desai

This two-day workshop aims to improve communicative English by focusing on food and cooking. It allows the participants to expand their knowledge in vocabulary and grammar useful for sensory descriptions and recipes.