Workshops & Other Offerings

The current global pandemic has forced us to look outside of the box, or rather into the box. We don't want to stop working with poets just because we can't conduct a residency right now. 

So, instead, we are offering a series of weekend workshops through July. They will be like mini poetry retreats and will have the same goal as the residency - to give poets the tools to be confident with their writing and to look at poetry as more than just a hobby. 

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Shaun Williams has been a drama teacher and actor for about 20 years. He is best-known for his work with child actors for Flipkart  TV ads.


He has an understanding of Kalaripayattu, Clowning, Improv Comedy and Butoh, which gives him a unique perspective when teaching. He is a high-energy, hands-on performance coach and will inspire you to step out of your comfort zone. 

Sumana Roy is the author of How I became a Tree and Missing. Her solo collection of poems, Out of Syllabus was published in 2019. Her  short stories have been published in numerous journals in India and overseas. 

She was Full Time Visiting Fellow, South Asia Program, Cornell University, and Carson Fellow, Rachel Carson Centre for Environment and Society, Munich and is now an Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing at Ashoka University, India.  

Rochelle is a performance poet based in Goa. Her poems give voice to feelings of displacement, love and loss. She has been a part of numerous literary festivals and has performed on stages across India, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore and Nepal.


She has two spoken word albums (A Thin Veneer of Coping and Best Apology Face) and her solo collection of poems, When Home Is An Idea, has been widely appreciated as a conduit to talk about identity and belonging. She endorses hugs. 

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