HarperCollins India and Avid Learning present The Power of Prose: Writing and Healing in the Time of COVID– an illuminating live session with Bestselling Author Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi in conversation with Writer,Consultant and former EIC, Harper's Bazaar India Nonita Kalra. In this session, Siddharth will draw from his new book, Loss, and a selection of his other writings to highlight the power of writing about personal life experience to confront, recover and spread the message of healing beyond the self. In conversation with Nonita, they will together delve into the various techniques and creative approaches aspiring writers can use to weave a story around loss, to create a tapestry of hope from grief and to spin a safety-net of healing for both writer and reader. They will examine the fundamentals, as well as the finer creative and prosodic nuances involved in capturing moments of personal experience poignantly and in a relatable way. Using examples of differing kinds of writing- poetry, prose, episodic & essay writing and more- they will explore how these varied formats serve to give voice to emotion and can help with the cathartic process of writing as well as the act of reading to heal, or, bibliotherapy. Join us for insights on this poignant topic from one of India’s most beloved contemporary writers and one of the media world’s most impactful influencers.
Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi’s first novel, The Last Song of Dusk, won the Betty Trask Award, the Premio Grinzane Cavour, and was nominated for the IMPAC Prize. His second book, The Lost Flamingoes of Bombay, was shortlisted for the Man Asian Prize. His most recent book is The Rabbit & the Squirrel. A past contributor to TIME, the New York Times, Vogue and other publications, he lives in north Goa. https://www.facebook.com/shanghvi, https://twitter.com/sdshanghvi?s=11Read more
Nonita Kalra has three decades of media experience in print and television. From 2016 to 2020, she was the Editor of HARPER’S BAZAAR. Prior to that, she was the Editor-in-Chief of ELLE India, where she spent nearly 13 years. She has been an influencer in fashion, beauty and lifestyle. Her ideas and her initiatives have shaped careers and launched trends. Kalra has also written columns for The Indian Express,The Economic Times and Forbes Life magazine.Read more