Past Writing / Illustration Courses

Jan ’11


This workshop aims to broaden the participants’ powers of observation, imagination, and language skills. The main focus
will be on developing skills through theme based activities which will help to boost the writer’s confidence and their ability
to write and express themselves clearly and creatively. Details
May ’10

Tamil Editing Workshop (In English)

Editing of Tamil texts, be they short stories, novels or poems, is a rare phenomenon in the Tamil publishing world. When we look at the publishing standards in other languages, especially in English, we can see how much Tamil publishing needs to catch up. Even Nobel Prize winning authors in English need and have editors to fine-tune their books before they are published. Details
Nov ’09

The Art of Story

Throughout the course we will cover writer's motives for telling great stories, plus other more practical issues like how to achieve the writer's mindset, and the use of templates for the effective planning and execution of your stories. Details
Jun ’09

Writing, Publishing & Promoting Your Book

To be an author, you naturally have got to write a book. Yet writing a book is often the most daunting stage. At this session, you’ll learn a step-by-step organisation plan for nonfiction book writing. Details
Jun ’09

How to Freelance & Article Writing

Learn effective methods for selling magazine and newspaper articles, and how to craft compelling feature articles from a professional freelancer and writer. Details
May ’09

The Business of Publishing for Editors

This two-day workshop is primarily for experienced editors looking to develop their skills for managerial roles in the publishing industry. The objective is advancement from the process of publishing to the business of publishing and coverage includes roles in publishing services management; acquisitions and list management; publishing programme development; and, general management. Details
May ’09

Editing Essentials

In this workshop, editorial novices and veterans pit their wits against a comprehensive test of editorial competence set at international levels and incorporating features of tests set by publishing houses and media firms. Details
Mar ’09

Words, Pictures, Story!

This highly interactive workshop ensures that participants will have the opportunity to explore the Words, Picture, Story! (WPS) writing templates and achieve a hands-on and active understanding of WPS. Details
Nov ’08

Creating Graphic Novels

This workshop will examine the basic techniques and concepts of graphic novel creation. We will study the mechanisms of the narrative image sequence, and how the comic form may be used to communicate character, events, and mood. Details
Oct 23 – Dec 9

Write To Publish

If you have the wish to publish and the will to write, Write to Publish will help you find the way to succeed. Details
Jul ’08

Contracts and Rights for Writers

This workshop will introduce participants to the basics of contract law. Participants will also learn to understand and identify the different rights that exist in publishing and the relevant clauses in publishing contracts. Details
Jun ’08

The Essentials of Proofing and Editing

This 2-day workshop will explore ways to edit journalistic and academic writing through presentations, practical examples/exercises on writing, editing and critiquing. This hands-on workshop is targeted at beginners at print editing and reporting. Details
Jun ’08

Writing the Self: Memoir Writing II

A good memoir captures and frames fascinating moments and experiences in our lives. This participatory workshop, made lively with discussion, examples and group sharing, will help you write good and readable memoirs. Details
Apr ’08

Features Writing

A very focused workshop to get participants started in writing different kinds of feature articles and to inform participants on what is expected of a features writer in terms of conduct and etiquette. Details
Mar ’08

Creative Writing

In this one day creative writing workshop, we will focus on developing skills through theme based activities which help boost writer’s confidence in their ability to write and express themselves in words. Details