Workshop with Abha Iyengar: Creative Writing with emphasis on the Short Story


Synopsis: In this hour-long workshop, fiction writer and poet Abha Iyengar will teach you about the basics of short story writing.

Target audience: Students of class 9-12 or 8-12 would be ideal

Date: 17 November 2016

Time: 12pm – 1pm

Registration: Required

Fees: Free

Method 1: Register here 

Method 2: Please email us at with the headline – Registration for story writing workshop.

Deadline: Last date for registration is 15 Nov 2016.

Workshop details:

 (1st Session, 30 minutes)

  1. Processes to Help Your Creative Writing Flow.
  1. What is a Short Story?

Constituents of a short story:

What is plot, character, and conflict? How many characters should a short story have? From where should the story start? Should there be conflict? What is pace and flow? When does the story end, and how?

(2nd Session, 30 minutes)

 3. Action! 15 minutes of writing on a given theme/prompt.

Attendees will put their name, name of their school and their class on their   writing.

  1. Discussion: A few students will be invited to read out their work for discussion.


About the workshop tutor:


Abha Iyengar is an award winning, internationally published poet, author, editor, and translator. She is a British Council certified creative writing mentor. Her story, The High Stool, was nominated for the Story South Million Writers Award. She has received the Lavanya Sankaran Writing Fellowship for 2009-2010. Her short fiction, The Marshlands, was shortlisted in the DNA-Out of Print short story contest 2015. Her poem-film, Parwaaz, has won a Special Jury prize in Patras, Greece. She is Chair, Literary Bhagidari, for Kumaon Literature Festival. Her published works include Yearnings, Flash Bites, Shrayan, Many Fish to Fry and The Gourd Seller and Other Stories. Website: