Friday, April 30, 2010

Events and Workshops

1. Dialogue Writing
The workshop is designed for children to introduce them to the art of dialogue writing.

It is important to have dialogues in a story. It is important to consider every aspect of dialogue, not only what people say, how much they say and to whom they say it. Some people encourage conversation while some block it, and the latter is a great way to cause conflict in your script. You can build up tension through clash of personalities as well as through action. In this session we will work towards creating realistic dialogues that add value to a story.

This workshop is for students in the age group of 10 to 14 years who want to try their hands at story writing.

Date: 1st May, 2010
Time: 4:30 - 6:30pm
Location: The Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre, 36C, S.P. Mukherjee Road, Kolkata

This event has been organized by British Council, India.

2. Creating Characters
Characterisation consists of all the observable qualities of a human being – age, IQ, gender, style of speech, choices of home, car and clothes, education, occupation, personality, value and attitudes. All these traits put together makes each person unique. In this session we will work at creating characters for stories.

The workshop will familiarize the 6 to 9 year olds with the process by which authors create characters and they will be able to create an original character sketch. This fun, inspiring and supportive workshop will focus on the four fundamental methods of characterization.

This workshop is for students in the age group of 6 to 9 years who want to learn story writing.

The registration for the workshops is open now. Please contact the Customer Services Desk for registrations. You are welcome to contact us at 22825370 / 40074300 or email us at for further details.

This event has been organized by British Council, India.

3. Workshop: Puppetry for Social Change (via an email sent by Chintan)

Learning Voyages is bringing to you yet another exciting media workshop in collaboration with Kat-Katha, that will explore the use of puppetry as a tool for social change.
This workshop is designed for youth facilitators, teachers, media professionals and young people themselves to learn how to create puppets and how to use them effectively to address issues of social justice with the youth of their community.
It is an 8 day non-residential workshop that will be held in South Delhi from 18th-25th June 2010. The program cost is Rs. 6600/-, which covers all workshop facilities, resource material and program facilitation.
I request you to nominate people from your programs who you think would benefit from this process and who would be interested in using this medium with young people.

The deadline for sending back the applications is 30th April 2010.
You can download the application here.

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