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The Importance of Presenting with Meenakshi Bharat

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The Importance of Presenting: Point of View in Fiction

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Evening Workshop - Wednesday 23 October 2019 - at The Women’s Club

Who doesn’t love a good story!

But quite often, our immersion in the act of ‘listening,’ keeps us from actively registering ‘who’ is telling it to us and from whose ‘point of view’ we are getting the story, partly because the author has skillfully and unobtrusively ‘managed’ to hide this.

There are other times when the author willfully emphasizes the ‘narrative perspective.’

In this workshop, recognizing that the narrative point of view, hidden or overt, is one of the most important stylistic aspects to impact the dissemination and reception of fiction, Meenakshi will turn your attention to the importance of the two basic questions: ‘Who am I listening to when a story is narrated to me?’ or ‘Whose voice is directing the narrative?’

As conscious creative writers, you need to take control of ‘perspective’ to maximize narrative impact, and to achieve the intended result. To mark the importance of this impulse, Meenakshi will endeavor to appreciate, through individual and combined exercises, how and why these narratorial choices are made. Not only will this enhance the overall reading experience and the underlying creative process but it will set you on the path to writing with ‘effect.’

Cost: $40.00 (plus booking fee) includes pre workshop nibbles

Biographical Note

Meenakshi Bharat is a writer, translator, reviewer and critic. She is Associate Professor at the University of Delhi, and is an expert in cultural, postcolonial and English studies, children’s literature, women’s fiction and film studies - areas which she has extensively researched and written about. Her publications include The Ultimate Colony (2003), Desert in Bloom (2004), Filming the Line of Control (2008), Rushdie the Novelist (2009), A House for Mr Biswas: Critical Perspectives (2012), four volumes of Indo-Australian stories entitled Glass Walls (2019), Fear Factor (2009), Alien Shores (2012) and Only Connect (2014), and a children’s book, Little Elephant Throws a Party (2014). Troubled Testimonies: Terrorism and the English Novel in India, (2016).

She is President of the International Federation of Modern Languages and Literatures (FILLM, UNESCO) 2014-2017; Special Bureau Member, FILLM; Executive Member, Indian Association for the Study of Australia (IASA) 2016 onwards. Treasurer, 2012-2016; Bureau Member International Council of Philosophy and the Human Sciences (CIPSH, UNESCO); Life Member Association for British Scholars; Member Asia Pacific Writers and Translators.

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