I'm a content writer myself, so I signed up for the creative writing workshop organized by CCD as a part of the OSCH project to further polish my writing skills. I had a good time exploring the different aspects of creative writing with the help of our facilitators.
This two day workshop was organised in four stages with a professional writer or academic leading each stage, these included Professor Mashihur Rahman, Mass Communication and Journalism, University of Rajshahi; Hasan Imam Sweet, Lecturer, Department of Bangla, North Bengal University, Rajshahi; Abul Kalam Mohammad Azad, Special Correspondent, Daily Prothom Alo; Dr. Md. Ataur Rahman, Professor, Department of Theatre, University of Rajshahi.
The sessions focused on:
Language for communication
Types of writing
Feature writing and basic script writing
Each facilitator also demonstrated the theories of creative writing, using topics the trainees could easily relate. They also shared examples of their works and explained how these had been created.
We need young people to preserve the heritage of our culture, and to educate future generations about our culture through the art they create. This is why this workshop was so important – it helped the participants learn how to write for an audience, as well as to develop their technical writing skills. We aimed to give participants confidence to express themselves creatively and inspire them by introducing them to established writers. In total 30 participants aged between 18-25 took part.
The workshop gained media interest and was featured in Padma news.