PUCL Bulletin, July 2003

Creative media workshop

Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group (MCRG) will hold a 4-day Creative Writers' Workshop on Forced Displacement of Population from 6 to 10 November 2003 in Darjeeling, West Bengal. The workshop is intended for young academics, media activists, and those working in the area of forced displacement.

The workshop will deliberate on patterns of media coverage of forced displacement, creative writing in response to conditions of displacement, and experimental media methods reflecting on conditions of forced displacement. Applications on plain paper are invited from interested candidates who (a) have 5 years experience in the field of media or creative writing, or engaged in protection of the victims of forced displacement, or hold post graduate degree in Social Sciences or Liberal Arts, and (b) have proficiency in English. Women, victims of displacement, media activists, and creative writers are particularly encouraged to apply.

An application must contain (a) all necessary particulars, (b) best specimen of his/her creative writing, (c) a 500 to 1000 word write-up on how the workshop is relevant to applicant's work and may benefit the applicant, and (d) a letter of recommendation. Incomplete application will not be accepted. Selected candidates will be offered accommodation, travel assistance, and workshop material, and will have to pay registration fee of Rs. 1000/-.

Application can be sent by e-mail or hard copy (computer-set) and must reach the following address by 31 July 2003 - The Co-ordinator, Creative Media Workshop, Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group, 5 B, Mahanirban Road, Kolkata, West Bengal 700 029, E-mail: mcrg@cal.vsnl.net.in

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