Katha Satha: A Short Prose Workshop

Are you “workshopped” out yet?
We didn’t think so.
Aba ke garne?

This summer, write your hearts out with as few words as possible. Learn how to write complete stories in short paragraphs, a few pages, maybe even a sentence!

Facilitators -a diverse group of writers, editors and readers- will help you with the movement of your stories, character sketches and mechanics of writing. Published writers will also join us for group discussions.

June 26 (Sun) and July 1-3 (Fri, Sat, Sun), 2011
3:00PM – 5:00PM everyday

Gyan Mandala, Jhamsikhel

Interested participants must fill out an application form. Forms must be submitted to kathasatha@gmail.com by 5PM, June 22, 2011

Workshops will be conducted in both English and Nepali. Writers are encouraged to write in both languages.

Rs. 300 (four-day workshop fee; the freshest refreshments)

Ajit Baral is a publisher, bookseller and some-time writer. He has co-edited an anthology of Nepali short stories in English, New Nepal, New Voices and published two books: Interviews Across Time and Space and The Lazy Conman and Other Stories: Folktales from Nepal. Until recently, he was with Nagarik where he used to coordinate the first stand-alone literary supplement in Nepal, Akshar. His writings have also appeared in national journals, international magazines and other book forms.

Muna Gurung is working on a large writing project, which keeps getting smaller. Her stories explore ideas of “girlfriendhood,” living in the peripheries of love, and food, lots of food. She is currently an MFA candidate in fiction and an Undergraduate Writing Program instructor at Columbia University. She is from Kathmandu, Nepal.

Kate Saunders is a copyeditor who lives and works in Kathmandu. She enjoys polishing the written words of others, and, when not hunched over her computer slurping coffee, she can usually be found experimenting in the kitchen.

Shitu Rajbhandari chooses to describe her self as a fulltime dreamer, part time writer, one fourth teacher and quarter contemporary, who immensely believes in the power of words. A journalist since 2005, she currently works as a senior correspondent for Republica.