Satellite Program | Creative Writing with Nawaaz Ahmed


 
 
04 Nov 2022 14:00 - 16:00
FREE (Invitation Required)
C2O Library & Collabtive. Jl Doktor Cipto No.22, Tegalsari, Surabaya (Google Maps)

Nawaaz Ahmed was born in Tamil Nadu, India. Before turning to writing, he was a computer scientist researching search algorithms for Yahoo. His debut novel Radiant Fugitives (2021) was a finalist for the 2022 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction. He was longlisted for The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize and the Aspen Words Literary Prize. He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.

In this session, we will explore how to write compelling prose.  Starting from the question ‘Where do ideas come from?’, and then explore the possibility of deepening the personas of the characters, as well as how to arrange the plot in an interesting choice of diction.  This will be an enlightening session and provoke us to start picking up a pen and writing to begin writing amazing stories.

Supported by the Embassy of the United States, Jakarta.

Nawaaz Ahmed lahir di Tamil Nadu, India. Sebelum beralih menulis, ia adalah seorang ilmuwan komputer, meneliti algoritma pencarian untuk Yahoo. Novel debutnya Radiant Fugitives (2021) menjadi finalis untuk 2022 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction dan Edmund White Award untuk Debut Fiction, dan masuk daftar panjang untuk The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, dan Aspen Words Literary Prize. Ia saat ini tinggal di Brooklyn, New York.

Bersama Nawaaz, kita akan menelusuri cara menulis prosa yang memikat. Dimulai dari pertanyaan ‘dari mana ide dapat tercipta’, kita kemudian akan menggali kemungkinan pendalaman karakter para tokoh, serta bagaimana menyusun alur dalam pilihan diksi yang menarik. Ini akan menjadi sesi yang mencerahkan dan memancing kita untuk mulai mengambil pena dan menuliskan kisah karangan yang menakjubkan.

Didukung oleh Kedutaan Besar Amerika Serikat, Jakarta

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Nawaaz Ahmed

Nawaaz Ahmed was born in Tamil Nadu, India. Before turning to writing, he was a computer scientist, researching search algorithms for Yahoo. His debut novel Radiant Fugitives (2021) was a …



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