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The Ashoka University Eight-Day International Creative Writing Workshop in Prose Fiction

The eight-day international workshop begins on 4th July, and ends on 12th July 2022.

Following on the great impact of the first nine University of East Anglia creative writing workshops led by Amit Chaudhuri since 2013 in India, as well as the success of the tenth workshop, co-hosted by Ashoka University and UEA, the 11th international eight-day workshop will start from 4th July 2022, hosted by Ashoka University. As ever, it will be led by its creator and course designer, the novelist, poet, essayist, and musician Amit Chaudhuri, Professor of Creative Writing and Director, the Centre for the Creative and the Critical, Ashoka University, and formerly Professor of Contemporary Literature at the University of East Anglia, 2006-21.

Published writers, often picked up by leading publishers, have emerged steadily from the workshop in the last seven years. Others have gone on to successfully complete MAs and MFAs in prose fiction from reputed universities.

The eight-day international workshop begins on 4th July, and ends on 12th July 2022. There will be a break on the 8th July. This workshop group will comprise a maximum of 12 participants.  Four participants will be chosen from applicants from Ashoka University. The other eight places are open to applicants worldwide.

It will take place online, and the daily timings for the workshop are 2.30 to 5.30 pm Indian Standard Time. Three participants will be workshopped each day. The schedule will be shared after the final selection.

Participants should ideally have experience in creative writing and also be able to respond in detail to the works of other participants.

To apply to the workshop, please send us:

  • a completed application form

  • a CV

  • a writing sample of 1,500 words – published or unpublished; the sample should be what candidates consider to be their best work.

  • a reference (optional)

  • a short statement (300 words max) – explaining what you hope to contribute to and achieve in this workshop.

Applications should be submitted by email to creativewriting.workshop@ashoka.edu.in by 17th June. The fee for the workshop is Rs 20,000 or its equivalent in other currencies. Ashoka University students’ fees are waived by the university but all other requirements remain the same for all applicants.

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