GUWAHATI, July 27 - City-based Centre for Environment, Social and Policy Research (CESPR) organised a workshop on creative writing at its office at Rukmini Nagar on Wednesday.
There were 28 participants, including students, journalists, academicians, civil society activists and retired Govt officials.
At the workshop, the opening speech was delivered by Nizara Bora, writer and novelist, who encouraged everyone present to take up a career or at least a hobby in writing.
�Creative writing is a good way of learning, expressing and exploring yourself, and there is also a good opportunity to take it up as a good career,� said Bora. She also said that writing knows no barrier, and anyone in any profession can take up writing.
Bora narrated experiences from work as a novelist and writer, and said that initially it was difficult, and that difficult period was the most challenging part. �Once you have gathered experience and developed as a writer, then there is no looking back from that point,� she said.
She urged the participants to take up writing, even as a hobby, as it would be a huge contribution to society in the long run.
Sabita Devi, managing trustee of CESPR, in her speech said that these days a lot of opportunities in the form of fellowships, grants and scholarships are available for aspiring writers, and those should be explored.