Shillong, May 23: A two–day tiol Workshop on Creative Writing in English was organized by the Department of English of Shillong College in collaboration with the North East Writers Forum on May 21 and 22.
The main aim of organizing the workshop was to develop the skill of writing among the participants apart from providing a platform to creative talents. As part of the workshop, the interactive sessions focused on the various genres like Poetry, Short Story, Feature Writing, Childrens’ Writing and the Art of Reviewing. While speaking at the valedictory function the Vice Chancellor, Martin Luther Christian University, R G Lyngdoh, who himself is a creative writer, lauded the efforts of the organizers for recognizing the unsung and unrecognized talents of the country and particularly the Northeast.
The workshop, he hoped, would be the first step of many more fruitful activities. While referring to himself he said that writing was for him a medium of dealing with stress encouraging the participants to write and voice out their concerns. It may be added that eminent writers like the Padamshree recipient Mamang Dai , Dr Ashes Gupta from Tripura, Ramendra Kumar from Odisha, Mitra Phukan and Dhrubajyoti Harazika from Assam among others were the resource persons attended the programme.