Scharada Dubey is the author of 19 books in the different genres of narrative non-fiction and children’s writing. She has a rich and varied experience of work across media, ranging from radio broadcasting in the 1980s with All India Radio, video reporting on Doordarshan in the 90s and contributing content to portal websites since the internet first gained ground in India. She has written for print media and for leading news websites on the internet. More details of her life and work can be found on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scharada_Dubey
Presently, she lives in Bangalore, and works on ghostwriting projects, completing books for celebrity authors.
Scharada has conducted multiple creative writing courses for gifted students. Some of her students have won writing prizes, and one of them went on to publish her first book.
Scharada holds a First Class B.A in English (1980) and a Second Class M.A in Sociology (1983) from the University of Mumbai and an M.A in English with an Outstanding grade from Savitribai Phule Pune University (2015). She is also certified as a Trainer for the Cambridge English Assessment Exams with a Grade A certificate in the BEC Higher examination commensurate to C2 level proficiency in English under the CEFR guidelines.
Open to Abundance: Creative Writing Possibilities
Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.
There are so many things to talk to one’s friends about, even from an ordinary day!
Thoughts, feelings, observations, understanding, all race through our minds and hearts as we go about our work or play. But much of this is lost, or forgotten, as we grapple with ever increasing volumes of information.
How does one pluck a poem from a classroom experience?
How can a story heard from grandma be retold for the delight of many others?
What is the best way to present the drama behind friends having a fight, and then making up?
This short introductory course presents budding writers and poets with activities that will hone their skills of observation and narration. It helps them develop practices that will strengthen their journey as aspiring writers in the present, and further ahead. Most importantly, apart from giving participants a fresh approach to expanding their vocabulary, it also gives them ways to find meaning and expression in all they experience.
This 2.5 day course will be held during the week starting May 21, 2023 and is part of the 2-week curriculum for our Junior students (other sessions include "Fun with Math and Science" and "Intro to Economics & Sociology".