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Indian book market is being flooded by pulp-fiction/chick-lit. In the name of commercialisation, writers are spinning stories around the genres that are already overused. But, there is more to creative writing. Do you want to explore other lucrative dimensions of creative writing? Attend our session to know whether there is a midway between commercial writing and creative writing, and listen to Harsh Agarwal, Nethra A, Yaseen Anwer and Himadri discuss the following topics.
Life cycle of a novel.
Note: Free lunch.
About the panellists:
An artist by soul, engineer by education and entrepreneur by profession, Harsh Agarwal entered the publishing industry at the early age of 19. Till now, he has played diverse roles and has worked as an author, editor, agent, freelancer, book reviewer and mentor as well. He recently started delivering creative writing workshops in various cities which were equally loved by aspiring authors.
His last book ‘An excursion of insight’ from Lifi Publications was loved by both critiques and readers. His next book ‘Nazaqat’ will be releasing in December with Half Baked Beans.
Harsh aims to help young and aspiring authors and do a number of projects with them to motivate and inspire them. The recent ones include ‘Love and Lokpal’ and ‘Time’s Lost Atlas’ where he helped numerous young writers and guided them to complete the book.
Harsh also runs the organization named - The Asylum, which aims to promote creative writing and aspiring authors.
Also, he is a final year student of Mechanical Engineering at NIT Silchar, Assam.
Based in Bangalore, Nethra is a post-graduate in Business Administration and is a graduate in Computer Science & Engineering. She is a voracious reader and a fiction writer, who puts quality writing over everything else. Her interest in good stories and writing made her start Fablery Publications, which started as a writing activity in association with another publication and now is venturing into publishing graphic novels and novellas. Her debut novel “My Ramyeon Girl” will be out in the market in the near future.
Yaseen Anwer is the Founder and Managing Editor of poetry group “Poets Corner Group”. He is widely published poet and has contributed for morethan 60 national and international anthologies. Coming up with the innovative idea of publishing young aspiring poets with eminent personalities, this brainchild of his, has over 1000 members across the world and over 11 printed anthologies where the works of several amateurs have been published. Yaseen writes in Hindi and English and the group promotes poetry in both languages. He also has had the honor of having his words translated to other languages like Chinese, Portuguese, Hindi, etc.
Born in Patna in a middle class household with his father working as a doctor and mother as a homemaker, He believes poetry is the best expression of emotions and started reading and writing poetry at the age of fourteen getting inspired by poets such as Rabindranath Tagore and Mirza Ghalib. Encouraging newer talents in poetry and publishing them alongside renowned poet-personalities like Dr.A.P.J Abdul Kalam, Ruskin Bond, Vikram Seth, Gulzar, Irshad Kamil, Kapil Sibal, Shashi Tharoor, Deepti Naval, Shekhr Kapur etc. he has enabled the dreams of many like him to be fulfilled and have made them feel to be a part of the bigger picture. Recognizing his talent and effort in the field of poetry, he was awarded with the “Young Poet Award 2012” by Indian poetry society.
Born and nurtured in a scholastic family in New Delhi, India, Himadri studied English Literature from University of Delhi. She evoked her career in writing as a Hindi poet in 2005 and won awards from Hindi Academy. She is dedicated to women welfare and ennoblement and served the education industry by engineering various educational camps and classes under NGOs.
She is a keen observer of relationships and human behavioral psychology. History, Psychology, Anthropology and Literature are her favorite area of research. Her hobbies include reading books, blogging, cooking and painting. She follows Unitarian Universalism and an ardent animal lover.
Under her pen name “Himmilicious” she has published several ebooks on Contemporary Erotic fiction and women centric fiction for various magazines and currently working on her supernatural erotic movie script and novels in print version.
She is a raconteuse and works as a script writer. Appreciated by many renowned writers and directors, she wants to write cult movies and documentaries.
“If religion is opium for the masses, Cricket and Cinema are two most she has many future plans of writing women centric fiction along with higher research in different genre of Literature including Ancient and Contemporary Erotic literature, Mythology and supernatural. She believes in a simple lifestyle as a fictionist and librocubicularist.