Friday, August 27, 2010

Journey into the world of the written word

If you long to tell a story in your own words but have been unsure about how to go about it, here’s your chance to learn how.

While most writers have a natural flair with words, telling a tale is a craft like any other. And like any craft, it can be learnt. With a little effort and application, your inclination to be a writer can become a reality.

Raintree Media, Bangalore’s premier boutique publishing and content company, is offering a short story writing workshop for aspiring writers who want to make the creative journey into the world of the written word.

This workshop will guide you in choosing a theme, working a plot and completing a story which will be published as a compilation of the stories of all participants at the end of the course. Each participant will get 50 copies of the book.

Mentored by Sandhya Mendonca, Editor -in -Chief of Raintree Media, the workshop is conceptualized in an easy to handle on-line module.

Start date: October 1*

Duration: 8 weeks

Course Structure:

1. Personal Introduction & Interaction:

2. Online help and mentoring: Weekly updates, with personal supervision of progress by the Editor and interaction with the Editorial team.

3. Completing the writing: 6 weeks

4. Editing/ Re-writing/ Review: 2 weeks

5. Conclusion: Books and Certificates of completion will be handed out to each brand new author.


Open to:

The workshop will be in English and requires participants to have a reasonable command of the language.

Age group: 18 +

Cost: Rs.20,000/- per participant

NOTE:
a. Participants might be required to write a language ability test before enrolment.
b. *The course will start when 10 participants sign up.


To enroll, please mail: raintreemedia@gmail.com with the subject line: “I want to be a writer”.

Co-ordinator: Remuna Rai – T: 8095115592

Monday, August 02, 2010

Raintree Media now member of CII and FIP

We are proud to announce that Raintree Media has now become a member of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and The Federation of Indian Publishers (FIP).


CII is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organisation seeking to play a proactive role in India’s development process. The CII membership means that Raintree Media will now have access to publications and reports on a wide range of subjects, directory of members with company profile, monthly and quarterly journals - a development that we hope will help us in our goal of achieving excellence in everything we do.


The Federation of Indian Publishers (FIP) is the representative body of publishers in English, Hindi and other regional languages from all over India, representing more than 80 percent of the publishing industry. All the leading publishers of the country are its direct members, other publishers being represented through various local associations. As a publishing house, Raintree Media is proud to become a FIP member and the recognition comes as a huge boost to our efforts to excel in this field.