Literati 2014, the annual literary festival of IIT Delhi, is on right now, and the organizing committee invited Literature Studio to hold a creative writing workshop for their students. In this workshop tailor-made for the future engineers, we gave ourselves a couple of hours to stimulate the brilliant minds and enable them to complete a short story right there, within the workshop. And the results were beyond our expectations.
Through structured interactive exercises, we took the students through the various elements of a short story and they slowly built up their plots, leading to stories that were creative as well as fulfilling to read. These versatile techies demonstrated imagination, open-mindedness, and a natural talent to weave a story. Several of them volunteered to read out their stories at the end of the session, eliciting spontaneous applause from their audience.
We were delighted by the enthusiasm and curiosity of the students and hope that the workshop managed to fulfill at least some of their expectations. We may publish some of their stories on our blog in a few days, so that you can see for yourself what these young minds are capable of. Even with tremendous study pressure and busy student lives, they managed to take time out for a creative workshop designed to stimulate their right brain instead of the left. We hope that as time passes and as they go through the various phases of life, they keep the creative sides of their personality alive and thriving. They have all the talent required.
It was a delight to interact with the students and we would like to thank the organizing committee, especially Praneet and Saksham, for getting in touch with us for the workshop and then ensuring that the event concludes without any hassles and issues.