Indian Women Writers: A Fiction Appreciation Class

Indian women writers a fiction appreciation class


Pay Rs. 1,500


Women have a rich legacy of storytelling in India. Over the years they have made their mark on Indian fiction, with their spectacular writing, bold voices, and diverse experiences.

This 4-hour appreciation workshop will introduce you to Indian women writers from different geographies, cultures, experiences and imaginations, who are changing the landscape of Indian fiction today. We will be reading and dissecting their work in detail.

Some of the questions we will be exploring are: 

  • What is their approach to fiction?
  • How do they pour themselves into their stories?
  • How are they able to create such distinct and unique visions of India in their writing?

The instructor, Michelle D’costa, will provide a glimpse into the minds of some of the most talented contemporary women writers in India, such as Meena Kandasamy, Sharanya Manivannan, Anjum Hasan, Amrita Mahale, Avni Doshi and Rheea Mukherjee. She will help you understand the intricacies of their craft and the themes they choose to portray, such as identity, relationships, place, politics and much more. By reading and discussing these stories together, you will learn to analyze stories like a writer, and learn how to find your own unique writing voice.

Join the class if you want to read the finest women writers in India today!

Class Details: 

Date: 14th/ 15th November 2020 (Saturday & Sunday) 

Timing: 11:00 AM To 1:00 PM

Age: 16 & Above

How does it work?

  • Sign up and pay for the class
  • Get added to a WhatsApp group a day before the class
    Get an email with the class link on the day of the class
  • Attend the class on zoom 
  • Receive invaluable instructor and peer feedback



Michelle D'costa is a Mangalorean from Mumbai. She was born and raised in Bahrain. Her poetry and prose have been published in over 50 journals like Eclectica, Litro UK, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, Coldnoon and more. She loves to interview writers. Her debut full-length short story and poetry collections are complete. She edits Kaani, an ezine for fiction. She talks about books on YouTube and blogs on WordPress.

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    Bound Testimonial

    • “I thoroughly enjoyed the class conducted by Michelle. She was really encouraging and patient with us. It was my first time writing fiction but she put me at ease by breaking down the process beautifully. The most interesting parts of the class for me were the explanation of topics using published stories followed by writing exercises which allowed us to put that learning to use. For example, the skill of showing vs telling.  Thank you for putting this course together. Look forward to participating in many more. I also appreciate the format and duration of the program as it was easy for me to accommodate it during my working hours.”
      Maulshri Shah-
    • “Thank you Michelle. Attending the fiction basics class was a wonderful experience. Got introduced to some wonderful techniques in fiction writing. Thanks for your patience Michelle you gave us the space and time to develop and be heard.”
      Shilpa Chadha
    • “One of my cherished takeaways from Michelle's class is this amazing community of avid readers and extremely talented writers that I get to be a part of. I went in not knowing what to expect, but by the end of our fourth class had learnt a vast amount of much needed basics to write a good story and the technicalities of the craft. I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop, it transported me back to the dreamy english classes from my school days!”
      Amrutha Ramachandran
      Software Developer, AppViewX Inc.
    • “Michelle D'costa's class was like a visit to a friend's house for some green tea. It comforted me and boosted my spirit. The ideas that came from that class jumpstarted my first literary short story in many years.”
      Suhit Kelkar
      Poet, Journalist, Author of ‘The Centaur Chronicles’