The Katha Regional Writers Workshop 2016 was inaugurated on October 6, 2016, at The Indian School to help students use their creativity and imagination to come up with some great stories. The workshop is organised every year by Katha. More than 400 students from national and international schools are participating in the two-day workshop mentored by eminent personalities from media, literature and publishing.
“Becoming an author is not seen as an easy career. But, Katha workshops are very inspirational. The mentors help us think out of the box and tell us ways to be more expressive,” says Heera Sen, a student of Indian School from Muscat, Oman, who aspires to be an author. Ujjwal Gupta, a nine-year-old aspiring poet, who is attending the workshop for the first time, said: “I hope to gain useful insights from the mentors to publish my own collection of poems.” He is a student of SRDAV School, New Delhi.
The mentors helping the students are Arunima Mazumdar, Kala Ramesh, Kamal Pruthi, Rashmi Chaudhary, Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty, Shrutika Mathur, Vikramjit Singh Rooprai and Vikram Abhishek Mall. The workshop for the eastern region would be held on October 22-23 in Jorhat, Assam. While the workshop for the southern region would take place in Hyderabad on November 4-5, the workshop for the western region would be in Vadodara on November 13-14, 2016.