Poetry and Story Telling Workshop
I have a story to tell

Curator Profile

Neha Bahuguna

A design graduate from NID ahmedabad, Neha is passionate about stories, writing and journaling art. She has designed devanagari font Kunkun Devanagari (Hindi Font used by brands like Airtel India, Bhaudaji lad museum etc). Neha has moved from design to writing and creative direction and has made Children tv shows Like The Art room (ZeeQ) and Engineer This (ZeeQ). She has been invited as a guest speaker in Youth fest 2017 (Story mirror) and Valley of words Lit fest, Dehradun 2017. Currently working on her feature film as well as writing for an animation show for Disney India.
Bol is founded by Neha in 2016. BOL does various poetry, storytelling events as well as workshops related to literary arts.

Rochelle Potkar

An alumna of Iowa’s International Writing Program (2015), and Charles Wallace Writer’s fellowship (2017), Rochelle Potkar is the author of The Arithmetic of breasts and other stories and Four Degrees of Separation. Her poems The girl from Lal Bazaar was shortlisted for the Gregory O' Donoghue International Poetry Prize, 2018; Place won an honorable mention at Asian Cha’s Auditory Cortex; Skirt was made into a poetry film by Philippa Collie Cousins for the Visible Poetry Project; To Daraza won the 2018 Norton Girault Literary Prize in poetry; War Specials won 1st Runner up at The Great Indian Poetry Contest 2018. Winner of the 2016 Open Road Review contest for The leaves of the deodar, her story, Chit Mahal (The Enclave) appeared in The Best of Asian Short Stories, Kitaab International.

Workshop Description

How to make stories that can influence a social thinking. What kind of stories we need today? What story would you like to tell, is it worth telling? Why? In the Workshop we will answer some of these questions and make our own stories.

Day 1

A 3 hour workshop on Storytelling and design thinking process Neha Bahuguna & A one and a half-hour workshop on free verse: reading, writing, critiquing. Rochelle Potkar.

Day 2

A 3 hour workshop on haiku and haibun: reading, writing, critiquing. Rochelle Potkar.

Day 3

Curated Slam - Judged by Neha Bahuguna and Rochelle Potkar. The best entries will compete for top three positions.

Expected Output:

The participants of workshop will learn about how stories influence a social thinking. What kind of stories we need today and What story would you like to tell, is it worth telling and Why it is worth telling it or not.

No of Attendees: 15-20


Workshop Charges: Rs. 1,500 (per person)