UEA-India Creative Writing Workshop

In partnership with the Infosys Science Foundation and Caravan magazine.


Following on the success of its first eight creative writing workshops in India, the University of East Anglia (UEA), where the United Kingdom’s oldest and highest-ranked school of creative writing is located, is organising a ninth workshop to be held in Calcutta from 26th July to 3rd August 2017. The first of these workshops began in 2013. Published writers have already begun to emerge from the workshop, and are often picked up by leading publishers. Others have gone on to successfully complete MAs in Prose Fiction from UEA. For further information, see


This will be a workshop on the art of the essay, the first of its kind in these workshops, and it will be led by Amit Chaudhuri, award-winning author and UEA Professor of Contemporary Literature.


Modelled on UEA’s pioneering Creative Writing MA, the eight-day course will be for students who wish to develop their skills as writers through a series of intensive workshops, tutorials, public talks and other events. Applicants should be able to remark cogently and in detail on others’ work, and should expect their own work to be discussed in constructive detail.


A selection of writing from the workshop will be showcased on the website of Caravan magazine. The first four stories from the workshop published on that website can be linked to here.


Twelve places are available on the course which begins on 26th July 2017. Course fees are Rs 25,000 (Indian Rupees), approximately £260 (British pounds), excluding travel and accommodation. Mona Sen Gupta (, the local administrator for the workshop, will advise successful applicants about accommodation and other queries.


Applications should be submitted by email to


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The deadline for applications is 19th June 2017 (5pm Indian Standard Time).


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