Hogwarts in the Harry Potter series, the Hobbit’s hole in the Lord of the Rings, the fountains, statues and corners of Rome in the Dan Brown books, Gotham City in the Batman Universe and Ruskin Bond’s Dehradun- Every story has a physical world of its own. If the characters in literature are the soul of the story, the plot its back bone and the twists the muscles, then the places become the skin that brings it all together in a story. This workshop is an attempt to explore, analyse and write about these spaces and places that breathe life into our tales. The workshop aims to aid the writer in you to delve into your imagination deeper and put on paper the finer details of the roads, houses, gardens, bridges and buildings that you see in your stories.
Filled with word games, writing prompts and reading exercises, this session is a collection of fun activities which shall help you in creating iconic universes in your writings.
An architect by qualification, a struggling writer, an amateur spoken word performer, a habitual procrastinator and a practising foodie, Swamini Deshpande is a story teller at heart. When she is not typing away words on her laptop or scribbling doodles in her notepad while downing mugfuls of black coffee, you can find her having animated conversations with people around her and listening to their stories.