Creative Writing Workshop @ Konkani Sammelan 2012

Creative Writing Workshop
Sunday July 1st, 2012; Time: 4:00 – 5:00 pm; Venue: Grand Ballroom

Arun Shanbhag, PhD, MBA, Boston, MA

Savitri Babulkar, Mumbai, India
Shobhan Bantwal, Phoenix, AZ
Vanita Braver, MD, Liberty Corner, NJ

The Workshop will provide an opportunity for aspiring writers to get first hand reports for established authors who will share their experiences and point out some of the challenges they had to go through to get the books published. Writers will give tips on creative writing for different purposes/contexts.

The panelists will discuss:
1. What motivated you to write the books? Is there a need for such a book?
2. Mechanics of writing; Need for Editorial assistance (grammar and formatting)
3. How to find an agent and publisher for the book? If you self publish, what are the things you need to worry about; and how do you pay for it?
4. What happens after your publish a book? Book signings and speaking tours.
5. What are the challenges authors’ faces? Is this a profitable venture?

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Creative Writing Workshop @ Konkani Sammelan 2012

Konkani Sammelan 2012 – Save the Date

Dear Konkani samaj bandhavas, bhaginis and well-wishers,


Some of you may have already heard this through the grape vine, Khabbar or tweets. Yes, the next Konkani Sammelan is coming back to its birthplace in New Jersey after 16 years and we have the privilege to celebrate sweet sixteen of the Sammelan! It will be hosted at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison, NJ from June 29-July 1, 2012 (Fri-Sun). Please mark your calendars and save the dates. Continue reading “Konkani Sammelan 2012 – Save the Date”

Konkani Sammelan 2012 – Save the Date