Soul Craft – A Poetry Workshop
Welcome to the first ever instance of ‘Soul Craft – Poetry Workshop’ – Sculpt Your Poetic Voice facilitated by Manas Mukul and Namratha Varadharajan.
Over the span of two weeks, we offer you a range of poetic tools to craft your poetic voice. Writing, sharing, reading and critiquing each other’s work shall be at the crux of the workshop. At the end of two weeks, each participant shall leave with approximately 10 poems, but more importantly techniques added to their poetic arsenal and a direction for their poetic journey.
Mary Oliver’s words describe our mission for this workshop – “to empower the writer who stands between two marvelous and complex things—an experience (or an idea or a feeling), and the urge to tell about it in the best possible conjunction of words.“
Who is the workshop for?
This workshop is designed to cater to beginner and intermediate level poets. Written a few 100 poems? This workshop shall help you to enhance your poetic voice. Never written a poem before? Don’t worry. We believe that this workshop will give you the tools to kickstart your poetic journey.
Dates for Soul Craft – Poetry Workshop
The workshop will begin on Saturday, 14th Aug 2021 and will be completed in two weeks by 28th Aug 2021.
How much time do we need to dedicate each day?
Around an hour on Saturdays for our meetups plus time to write a poem each weekday based on a concept. Also, some time each day for interacting with the work of others. Being a believer of the need for pause even when in the pursuit of our passions and knowledge, Sundays shall be a rest day.
Which Platform will this be on?
A combination of Zoom sessions over the weekends and a private Facebook/Whatsapp group for daily interaction.
Now coming to the most important question. What are some of the things we shall explore in the workshop?
- Playing with words
- Imagery and Metaphorical writing
- Infusing our work with poetic structures
- Writing from within and around
- Writing memorably
- Writing for a cause
- A Technique to overcome writer’s block
- Basic revision techniques
How much does it cost?
For the first time, and only the first time, we are offering this entire two week workshop for 500 rupees only. We will be providing a payment link and a gpay number for your convenience.
The organic process from observing a thing, observing your thoughts, coming up with the words that resonate with your emotions and then taking those emotions forward in the form of poetry coupled with a range of poetic tools and techniques – That’s our target and that is what we are offering. Like it is said, Why just write poetry when you can write better poetry?
So, what are you waiting for? Register HERE for this workshop now! Limited seats available!
If you have any more questions, please leave them in comments or better DM us.
Hurry! Last day to register is Aug 10th.
NOTE: All the work that will be shared throughout the workshop is copyrighted and we would ask you to refrain from copying either the work of hosts or the participants. Respect others. Respect yourself.
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