An Inspiring Memoir Writing Workshop by Cheryl Strayed, organized by Literaturestudio.in

This week, Photo Journey went on a very special assignment with our editorial partner, Literature Studio. They were organizing a creative writing workshop in partnership with the American Center, New Delhi. The workshop was to be held at the American Center and was to be taught by none other than the renowned memoir writer, Cheryl Strayed. If you don't know about her, she is the author of the best-selling memoir wild. If you still do not recognize her, just type 'Dear Sugar' in Google and the columns that appear in the search results are all written by her. She is 'sugar'.She also has a huge fan-following in India, as we found out during the event. Several participants were aware of her work and were following it regularly.Cheryl was to teach two workshops on the same day, each with 15-20 students each. The idea was to have a small yet focused group, so that the workshop could be interactive and most productive.The first class started a little late because several participants were stuck in bad traffic jams caused by the road blockages due to the Republic Day Parade dress rehearsals.However, once the workshop started, Cheryl quickly engaged the participants to pen down their inner-most thoughts.Lawyers, bloggers, writers, bureaucrats, novelists, all were writing in no time. Even I, who is not so much of a writer, picked up a pen.Writing is tough, and writing about oneself is tougher. It is a scary world out there and most of us don't even open up to the people closest to us, so imagine the courage it would take to write a memoir and publish it for the world to read.The best part was that the classes were interactive and Cheryl inspired enough confidence in people to share what they had written.We were amazed by how much people knew about Cheryl's work and we were so happy to see that almost all participants were genuinely interested in the genre.The workshop was chatty and conversational and not even once did we feel that the subject was being 'taught'. I guess that is the idea, and this is what makes a workshop most productive.Cheryl's experience reflected in everything she said and all the exercises she chose. The first workshop, though it had started late, completed on time, and left the participants feeling inspired.After the session, Cheryl took out time to sign books. Several participants had carried their copies along and were able to get them signed.Those who were not carrying their copies, got the author's autographs on their notebooks. :)Cheryl graciously obliged everyone and took time to speak to all the participants individually.For the second workshop, we moved to the auditorium. Several participants who were not able to make it to the first session also joined us in the second.This group had travellers, writers, bloggers, artists, and bikers. There were a couple of people who were also writing their own memoirs, and were there to learn from Cheryl. This session also turned out to be as engaging and productive as the first one. We were amazed by Cheryl's energy, and wondered how exhausted she would be after taking two intensive workshopsThe American Center, New Delhi made excellent arrangements for the workshop, arranging good rooms, adequate stationary and even snack boxes.Cheryl with the participants of the first workshop. and with the participants of the second workshop.
This week, Photo Journey went on a very special assignment with our editorial partner, Literature Studio. They were organizing a creative writing workshop in partnership with the American Center, New Delhi. The workshop was to be held at the American Center and was to be taught by none other than the renowned memoir writer, Cheryl Strayed. If you don't know about her, she is the author of the best-selling memoir wild. If you still do not recognize her, just type 'Dear Sugar' in Google and the columns that appear in the search results are all written by her. She is 'sugar'.She also has a huge fan-following in India, as we found out during the event. Several participants were aware of her work and were following it regularly.Cheryl was to teach two workshops on the same day, each with 15-20 students each. The idea was to have a small yet focused group, so that the workshop could be interactive and most productive.The first class started a little late because several participants were stuck in bad traffic jams caused by the road blockages due to the Republic Day Parade dress rehearsals.However, once the workshop started, Cheryl quickly engaged the participants to pen down their inner-most thoughts.Lawyers, bloggers, writers, bureaucrats, novelists, all were writing in no time. Even I, who is not so much of a writer, picked up a pen.Writing is tough, and writing about oneself is tougher. It is a scary world out there and most of us don't even open up to the people closest to us, so imagine the courage it would take to write a memoir and publish it for the world to read.The best part was that the classes were interactive and Cheryl inspired enough confidence in people to share what they had written.We were amazed by how much people knew about Cheryl's work and we were so happy to see that almost all participants were genuinely interested in the genre.The workshop was chatty and conversational and not even once did we feel that the subject was being 'taught'. I guess that is the idea, and this is what makes a workshop most productive.Cheryl's experience reflected in everything she said and all the exercises she chose. The first workshop, though it had started late, completed on time, and left the participants feeling inspired.After the session, Cheryl took out time to sign books. Several participants had carried their copies along and were able to get them signed.Those who were not carrying their copies, got the author's autographs on their notebooks. :)Cheryl graciously obliged everyone and took time to speak to all the participants individually.For the second workshop, we moved to the auditorium. Several participants who were not able to make it to the first session also joined us in the second.This group had travellers, writers, bloggers, artists, and bikers. There were a couple of people who were also writing their own memoirs, and were there to learn from Cheryl. This session also turned out to be as engaging and productive as the first one. We were amazed by Cheryl's energy, and wondered how exhausted she would be after taking two intensive workshopsThe American Center, New Delhi made excellent arrangements for the workshop, arranging good rooms, adequate stationary and even snack boxes.Cheryl with the participants of the first workshop. and with the participants of the second workshop.This week, Photo Journey went on a very special assignment with our editorial partner, Literature Studio. They were organizing a creative writing workshop in partnership with the American Center, New Delhi. The workshop was to be held at the American Center and was to be taught by none other than the renowned memoir writer, Cheryl Strayed. If you don't know about her, she is the author of the best-selling memoir wild. If you still do not recognize her, just type 'Dear Sugar' in Google and the columns that appear in the search results are all written by her. She is 'sugar'.She also has a huge fan-following in India, as we found out during the event. Several participants were aware of her work and were following it regularly.Cheryl was to teach two workshops on the same day, each with 15-20 students each. The idea was to have a small yet focused group, so that the workshop could be interactive and most productive.The first class started a little late because several participants were stuck in bad traffic jams caused by the road blockages due to the Republic Day Parade dress rehearsals.However, once the workshop started, Cheryl quickly engaged the participants to pen down their inner-most thoughts.Lawyers, bloggers, writers, bureaucrats, novelists, all were writing in no time. Even I, who is not so much of a writer, picked up a pen.Writing is tough, and writing about oneself is tougher. It is a scary world out there and most of us don't even open up to the people closest to us, so imagine the courage it would take to write a memoir and publish it for the world to read.The best part was that the classes were interactive and Cheryl inspired enough confidence in people to share what they had written.We were amazed by how much people knew about Cheryl's work and we were so happy to see that almost all participants were genuinely interested in the genre.The workshop was chatty and conversational and not even once did we feel that the subject was being 'taught'. I guess that is the idea, and this is what makes a workshop most productive.Cheryl's experience reflected in everything she said and all the exercises she chose. The first workshop, though it had started late, completed on time, and left the participants feeling inspired.After the session, Cheryl took out time to sign books. Several participants had carried their copies along and were able to get them signed.Those who were not carrying their copies, got the author's autographs on their notebooks. :)Cheryl graciously obliged everyone and took time to speak to all the participants individually.For the second workshop, we moved to the auditorium. Several participants who were not able to make it to the first session also joined us in the second.This group had travellers, writers, bloggers, artists, and bikers. There were a couple of people who were also writing their own memoirs, and were there to learn from Cheryl. This session also turned out to be as engaging and productive as the first one. We were amazed by Cheryl's energy, and wondered how exhausted she would be after taking two intensive workshopsThe American Center, New Delhi made excellent arrangements for the workshop, arranging good rooms, adequate stationary and even snack boxes.Cheryl with the participants of the first workshop. and with the participants of the second workshop.
This week, Photo Journey went on a very special assignment with our editorial partner, Literature Studio. They were organizing a creative writing workshop in partnership with the American Center, New Delhi. The workshop was to be held at the American Center and was to be taught by none other than the renowned memoir writer, Cheryl Strayed. If you don't know about her, she is the author of the best-selling memoir wild. If you still do not recognize her, just type "Dear Sugar" in Google and the columns that appear in the search results are all written by her. She is "sugar".

She also has a huge fan-following in India, as we found out during the event. Several participants were aware of her work and were following it regularly.

This week, Photo Journey went on a very special assignment with our editorial partner, Literature Studio. They were organizing a creative writing workshop in partnership with the American Center, New Delhi. The workshop was to be held at the American Center and was to be taught by none other than the renowned memoir writer, Cheryl Strayed. If you don't know about her, she is the author of the best-selling memoir wild. If you still do not recognize her, just type 'Dear Sugar' in Google and the columns that appear in the search results are all written by her. She is 'sugar'.She also has a huge fan-following in India, as we found out during the event. Several participants were aware of her work and were following it regularly.Cheryl was to teach two workshops on the same day, each with 15-20 students each. The idea was to have a small yet focused group, so that the workshop could be interactive and most productive.The first class started a little late because several participants were stuck in bad traffic jams caused by the road blockages due to the Republic Day Parade dress rehearsals.However, once the workshop started, Cheryl quickly engaged the participants to pen down their inner-most thoughts.Lawyers, bloggers, writers, bureaucrats, novelists, all were writing in no time. Even I, who is not so much of a writer, picked up a pen.Writing is tough, and writing about oneself is tougher. It is a scary world out there and most of us don't even open up to the people closest to us, so imagine the courage it would take to write a memoir and publish it for the world to read.The best part was that the classes were interactive and Cheryl inspired enough confidence in people to share what they had written.We were amazed by how much people knew about Cheryl's work and we were so happy to see that almost all participants were genuinely interested in the genre.The workshop was chatty and conversational and not even once did we feel that the subject was being 'taught'. I guess that is the idea, and this is what makes a workshop most productive.Cheryl's experience reflected in everything she said and all the exercises she chose. The first workshop, though it had started late, completed on time, and left the participants feeling inspired.After the session, Cheryl took out time to sign books. Several participants had carried their copies along and were able to get them signed.Those who were not carrying their copies, got the author's autographs on their notebooks. :)Cheryl graciously obliged everyone and took time to speak to all the participants individually.For the second workshop, we moved to the auditorium. Several participants who were not able to make it to the first session also joined us in the second.This group had travellers, writers, bloggers, artists, and bikers. There were a couple of people who were also writing their own memoirs, and were there to learn from Cheryl. This session also turned out to be as engaging and productive as the first one. We were amazed by Cheryl's energy, and wondered how exhausted she would be after taking two intensive workshopsThe American Center, New Delhi made excellent arrangements for the workshop, arranging good rooms, adequate stationary and even snack boxes.Cheryl with the participants of the first workshop. and with the participants of the second workshop.
Cheryl was to teach two workshops on the same day, each with 15-20 students each. The idea was to have a small yet focused group, so that the workshop could be interactive and most productive.
This week, Photo Journey went on a very special assignment with our editorial partner, Literature Studio. They were organizing a creative writing workshop in partnership with the American Center, New Delhi. The workshop was to be held at the American Center and was to be taught by none other than the renowned memoir writer, Cheryl Strayed. If you don't know about her, she is the author of the best-selling memoir wild. If you still do not recognize her, just type 'Dear Sugar' in Google and the columns that appear in the search results are all written by her. She is 'sugar'.She also has a huge fan-following in India, as we found out during the event. Several participants were aware of her work and were following it regularly.Cheryl was to teach two workshops on the same day, each with 15-20 students each. The idea was to have a small yet focused group, so that the workshop could be interactive and most productive.The first class started a little late because several participants were stuck in bad traffic jams caused by the road blockages due to the Republic Day Parade dress rehearsals.However, once the workshop started, Cheryl quickly engaged the participants to pen down their inner-most thoughts.Lawyers, bloggers, writers, bureaucrats, novelists, all were writing in no time. Even I, who is not so much of a writer, picked up a pen.Writing is tough, and writing about oneself is tougher. It is a scary world out there and most of us don't even open up to the people closest to us, so imagine the courage it would take to write a memoir and publish it for the world to read.The best part was that the classes were interactive and Cheryl inspired enough confidence in people to share what they had written.We were amazed by how much people knew about Cheryl's work and we were so happy to see that almost all participants were genuinely interested in the genre.The workshop was chatty and conversational and not even once did we feel that the subject was being 'taught'. I guess that is the idea, and this is what makes a workshop most productive.Cheryl's experience reflected in everything she said and all the exercises she chose. The first workshop, though it had started late, completed on time, and left the participants feeling inspired.After the session, Cheryl took out time to sign books. Several participants had carried their copies along and were able to get them signed.Those who were not carrying their copies, got the author's autographs on their notebooks. :)Cheryl graciously obliged everyone and took time to speak to all the participants individually.For the second workshop, we moved to the auditorium. Several participants who were not able to make it to the first session also joined us in the second.This group had travellers, writers, bloggers, artists, and bikers. There were a couple of people who were also writing their own memoirs, and were there to learn from Cheryl. This session also turned out to be as engaging and productive as the first one. We were amazed by Cheryl's energy, and wondered how exhausted she would be after taking two intensive workshopsThe American Center, New Delhi made excellent arrangements for the workshop, arranging good rooms, adequate stationary and even snack boxes.Cheryl with the participants of the first workshop. and with the participants of the second workshop.
The first class started a little late because several participants were stuck in bad traffic jams caused by the road blockages due to the Republic Day Parade dress rehearsals.
This week, Photo Journey went on a very special assignment with our editorial partner, Literature Studio. They were organizing a creative writing workshop in partnership with the American Center, New Delhi. The workshop was to be held at the American Center and was to be taught by none other than the renowned memoir writer, Cheryl Strayed. If you don't know about her, she is the author of the best-selling memoir wild. If you still do not recognize her, just type 'Dear Sugar' in Google and the columns that appear in the search results are all written by her. She is 'sugar'.She also has a huge fan-following in India, as we found out during the event. Several participants were aware of her work and were following it regularly.Cheryl was to teach two workshops on the same day, each with 15-20 students each. The idea was to have a small yet focused group, so that the workshop could be interactive and most productive.The first class started a little late because several participants were stuck in bad traffic jams caused by the road blockages due to the Republic Day Parade dress rehearsals.However, once the workshop started, Cheryl quickly engaged the participants to pen down their inner-most thoughts.Lawyers, bloggers, writers, bureaucrats, novelists, all were writing in no time. Even I, who is not so much of a writer, picked up a pen.Writing is tough, and writing about oneself is tougher. It is a scary world out there and most of us don't even open up to the people closest to us, so imagine the courage it would take to write a memoir and publish it for the world to read.The best part was that the classes were interactive and Cheryl inspired enough confidence in people to share what they had written.We were amazed by how much people knew about Cheryl's work and we were so happy to see that almost all participants were genuinely interested in the genre.The workshop was chatty and conversational and not even once did we feel that the subject was being 'taught'. I guess that is the idea, and this is what makes a workshop most productive.Cheryl's experience reflected in everything she said and all the exercises she chose. The first workshop, though it had started late, completed on time, and left the participants feeling inspired.After the session, Cheryl took out time to sign books. Several participants had carried their copies along and were able to get them signed.Those who were not carrying their copies, got the author's autographs on their notebooks. :)Cheryl graciously obliged everyone and took time to speak to all the participants individually.For the second workshop, we moved to the auditorium. Several participants who were not able to make it to the first session also joined us in the second.This group had travellers, writers, bloggers, artists, and bikers. There were a couple of people who were also writing their own memoirs, and were there to learn from Cheryl. This session also turned out to be as engaging and productive as the first one. We were amazed by Cheryl's energy, and wondered how exhausted she would be after taking two intensive workshopsThe American Center, New Delhi made excellent arrangements for the workshop, arranging good rooms, adequate stationary and even snack boxes.Cheryl with the participants of the first workshop. and with the participants of the second workshop.
However, once the workshop started, Cheryl quickly engaged the participants to pen down their inner-most thoughts.
This week, Photo Journey went on a very special assignment with our editorial partner, Literature Studio. They were organizing a creative writing workshop in partnership with the American Center, New Delhi. The workshop was to be held at the American Center and was to be taught by none other than the renowned memoir writer, Cheryl Strayed. If you don't know about her, she is the author of the best-selling memoir wild. If you still do not recognize her, just type 'Dear Sugar' in Google and the columns that appear in the search results are all written by her. She is 'sugar'.She also has a huge fan-following in India, as we found out during the event. Several participants were aware of her work and were following it regularly.Cheryl was to teach two workshops on the same day, each with 15-20 students each. The idea was to have a small yet focused group, so that the workshop could be interactive and most productive.The first class started a little late because several participants were stuck in bad traffic jams caused by the road blockages due to the Republic Day Parade dress rehearsals.However, once the workshop started, Cheryl quickly engaged the participants to pen down their inner-most thoughts.Lawyers, bloggers, writers, bureaucrats, novelists, all were writing in no time. Even I, who is not so much of a writer, picked up a pen.Writing is tough, and writing about oneself is tougher. It is a scary world out there and most of us don't even open up to the people closest to us, so imagine the courage it would take to write a memoir and publish it for the world to read.The best part was that the classes were interactive and Cheryl inspired enough confidence in people to share what they had written.We were amazed by how much people knew about Cheryl's work and we were so happy to see that almost all participants were genuinely interested in the genre.The workshop was chatty and conversational and not even once did we feel that the subject was being 'taught'. I guess that is the idea, and this is what makes a workshop most productive.Cheryl's experience reflected in everything she said and all the exercises she chose. The first workshop, though it had started late, completed on time, and left the participants feeling inspired.After the session, Cheryl took out time to sign books. Several participants had carried their copies along and were able to get them signed.Those who were not carrying their copies, got the author's autographs on their notebooks. :)Cheryl graciously obliged everyone and took time to speak to all the participants individually.For the second workshop, we moved to the auditorium. Several participants who were not able to make it to the first session also joined us in the second.This group had travellers, writers, bloggers, artists, and bikers. There were a couple of people who were also writing their own memoirs, and were there to learn from Cheryl. This session also turned out to be as engaging and productive as the first one. We were amazed by Cheryl's energy, and wondered how exhausted she would be after taking two intensive workshopsThe American Center, New Delhi made excellent arrangements for the workshop, arranging good rooms, adequate stationary and even snack boxes.Cheryl with the participants of the first workshop. and with the participants of the second workshop.
Lawyers, bloggers, writers, bureaucrats, novelists, all were writing in no time. Even I, who is not so much of a writer, picked up a pen.

This week, Photo Journey went on a very special assignment with our editorial partner, Literature Studio. They were organizing a creative writing workshop in partnership with the American Center, New Delhi. The workshop was to be held at the American Center and was to be taught by none other than the renowned memoir writer, Cheryl Strayed. If you don't know about her, she is the author of the best-selling memoir wild. If you still do not recognize her, just type 'Dear Sugar' in Google and the columns that appear in the search results are all written by her. She is 'sugar'.She also has a huge fan-following in India, as we found out during the event. Several participants were aware of her work and were following it regularly.Cheryl was to teach two workshops on the same day, each with 15-20 students each. The idea was to have a small yet focused group, so that the workshop could be interactive and most productive.The first class started a little late because several participants were stuck in bad traffic jams caused by the road blockages due to the Republic Day Parade dress rehearsals.However, once the workshop started, Cheryl quickly engaged the participants to pen down their inner-most thoughts.Lawyers, bloggers, writers, bureaucrats, novelists, all were writing in no time. Even I, who is not so much of a writer, picked up a pen.Writing is tough, and writing about oneself is tougher. It is a scary world out there and most of us don't even open up to the people closest to us, so imagine the courage it would take to write a memoir and publish it for the world to read.The best part was that the classes were interactive and Cheryl inspired enough confidence in people to share what they had written.We were amazed by how much people knew about Cheryl's work and we were so happy to see that almost all participants were genuinely interested in the genre.The workshop was chatty and conversational and not even once did we feel that the subject was being 'taught'. I guess that is the idea, and this is what makes a workshop most productive.Cheryl's experience reflected in everything she said and all the exercises she chose. The first workshop, though it had started late, completed on time, and left the participants feeling inspired.After the session, Cheryl took out time to sign books. Several participants had carried their copies along and were able to get them signed.Those who were not carrying their copies, got the author's autographs on their notebooks. :)Cheryl graciously obliged everyone and took time to speak to all the participants individually.For the second workshop, we moved to the auditorium. Several participants who were not able to make it to the first session also joined us in the second.This group had travellers, writers, bloggers, artists, and bikers. There were a couple of people who were also writing their own memoirs, and were there to learn from Cheryl. This session also turned out to be as engaging and productive as the first one. We were amazed by Cheryl's energy, and wondered how exhausted she would be after taking two intensive workshopsThe American Center, New Delhi made excellent arrangements for the workshop, arranging good rooms, adequate stationary and even snack boxes.Cheryl with the participants of the first workshop. and with the participants of the second workshop.
Writing is tough, and writing about oneself is tougher. It is a scary world out there and most of us don't even open up to the people closest to us, so imagine the courage it would take to write a memoir and publish it for the world to read.

This week, Photo Journey went on a very special assignment with our editorial partner, Literature Studio. They were organizing a creative writing workshop in partnership with the American Center, New Delhi. The workshop was to be held at the American Center and was to be taught by none other than the renowned memoir writer, Cheryl Strayed. If you don't know about her, she is the author of the best-selling memoir wild. If you still do not recognize her, just type 'Dear Sugar' in Google and the columns that appear in the search results are all written by her. She is 'sugar'.She also has a huge fan-following in India, as we found out during the event. Several participants were aware of her work and were following it regularly.Cheryl was to teach two workshops on the same day, each with 15-20 students each. The idea was to have a small yet focused group, so that the workshop could be interactive and most productive.The first class started a little late because several participants were stuck in bad traffic jams caused by the road blockages due to the Republic Day Parade dress rehearsals.However, once the workshop started, Cheryl quickly engaged the participants to pen down their inner-most thoughts.Lawyers, bloggers, writers, bureaucrats, novelists, all were writing in no time. Even I, who is not so much of a writer, picked up a pen.Writing is tough, and writing about oneself is tougher. It is a scary world out there and most of us don't even open up to the people closest to us, so imagine the courage it would take to write a memoir and publish it for the world to read.The best part was that the classes were interactive and Cheryl inspired enough confidence in people to share what they had written.We were amazed by how much people knew about Cheryl's work and we were so happy to see that almost all participants were genuinely interested in the genre.The workshop was chatty and conversational and not even once did we feel that the subject was being 'taught'. I guess that is the idea, and this is what makes a workshop most productive.Cheryl's experience reflected in everything she said and all the exercises she chose. The first workshop, though it had started late, completed on time, and left the participants feeling inspired.After the session, Cheryl took out time to sign books. Several participants had carried their copies along and were able to get them signed.Those who were not carrying their copies, got the author's autographs on their notebooks. :)Cheryl graciously obliged everyone and took time to speak to all the participants individually.For the second workshop, we moved to the auditorium. Several participants who were not able to make it to the first session also joined us in the second.This group had travellers, writers, bloggers, artists, and bikers. There were a couple of people who were also writing their own memoirs, and were there to learn from Cheryl. This session also turned out to be as engaging and productive as the first one. We were amazed by Cheryl's energy, and wondered how exhausted she would be after taking two intensive workshopsThe American Center, New Delhi made excellent arrangements for the workshop, arranging good rooms, adequate stationary and even snack boxes.Cheryl with the participants of the first workshop. and with the participants of the second workshop.
The best part was that the classes were interactive and Cheryl inspired enough confidence in people to share what they had written.

This week, Photo Journey went on a very special assignment with our editorial partner, Literature Studio. They were organizing a creative writing workshop in partnership with the American Center, New Delhi. The workshop was to be held at the American Center and was to be taught by none other than the renowned memoir writer, Cheryl Strayed. If you don't know about her, she is the author of the best-selling memoir wild. If you still do not recognize her, just type 'Dear Sugar' in Google and the columns that appear in the search results are all written by her. She is 'sugar'.She also has a huge fan-following in India, as we found out during the event. Several participants were aware of her work and were following it regularly.Cheryl was to teach two workshops on the same day, each with 15-20 students each. The idea was to have a small yet focused group, so that the workshop could be interactive and most productive.The first class started a little late because several participants were stuck in bad traffic jams caused by the road blockages due to the Republic Day Parade dress rehearsals.However, once the workshop started, Cheryl quickly engaged the participants to pen down their inner-most thoughts.Lawyers, bloggers, writers, bureaucrats, novelists, all were writing in no time. Even I, who is not so much of a writer, picked up a pen.Writing is tough, and writing about oneself is tougher. It is a scary world out there and most of us don't even open up to the people closest to us, so imagine the courage it would take to write a memoir and publish it for the world to read.The best part was that the classes were interactive and Cheryl inspired enough confidence in people to share what they had written.We were amazed by how much people knew about Cheryl's work and we were so happy to see that almost all participants were genuinely interested in the genre.The workshop was chatty and conversational and not even once did we feel that the subject was being 'taught'. I guess that is the idea, and this is what makes a workshop most productive.Cheryl's experience reflected in everything she said and all the exercises she chose. The first workshop, though it had started late, completed on time, and left the participants feeling inspired.After the session, Cheryl took out time to sign books. Several participants had carried their copies along and were able to get them signed.Those who were not carrying their copies, got the author's autographs on their notebooks. :)Cheryl graciously obliged everyone and took time to speak to all the participants individually.For the second workshop, we moved to the auditorium. Several participants who were not able to make it to the first session also joined us in the second.This group had travellers, writers, bloggers, artists, and bikers. There were a couple of people who were also writing their own memoirs, and were there to learn from Cheryl. This session also turned out to be as engaging and productive as the first one. We were amazed by Cheryl's energy, and wondered how exhausted she would be after taking two intensive workshopsThe American Center, New Delhi made excellent arrangements for the workshop, arranging good rooms, adequate stationary and even snack boxes.Cheryl with the participants of the first workshop. and with the participants of the second workshop.
We were amazed by how much people knew about Cheryl's work and we were so happy to see that almost all participants were genuinely interested in the genre.

This week, Photo Journey went on a very special assignment with our editorial partner, Literature Studio. They were organizing a creative writing workshop in partnership with the American Center, New Delhi. The workshop was to be held at the American Center and was to be taught by none other than the renowned memoir writer, Cheryl Strayed. If you don't know about her, she is the author of the best-selling memoir wild. If you still do not recognize her, just type 'Dear Sugar' in Google and the columns that appear in the search results are all written by her. She is 'sugar'.She also has a huge fan-following in India, as we found out during the event. Several participants were aware of her work and were following it regularly.Cheryl was to teach two workshops on the same day, each with 15-20 students each. The idea was to have a small yet focused group, so that the workshop could be interactive and most productive.The first class started a little late because several participants were stuck in bad traffic jams caused by the road blockages due to the Republic Day Parade dress rehearsals.However, once the workshop started, Cheryl quickly engaged the participants to pen down their inner-most thoughts.Lawyers, bloggers, writers, bureaucrats, novelists, all were writing in no time. Even I, who is not so much of a writer, picked up a pen.Writing is tough, and writing about oneself is tougher. It is a scary world out there and most of us don't even open up to the people closest to us, so imagine the courage it would take to write a memoir and publish it for the world to read.The best part was that the classes were interactive and Cheryl inspired enough confidence in people to share what they had written.We were amazed by how much people knew about Cheryl's work and we were so happy to see that almost all participants were genuinely interested in the genre.The workshop was chatty and conversational and not even once did we feel that the subject was being 'taught'. I guess that is the idea, and this is what makes a workshop most productive.Cheryl's experience reflected in everything she said and all the exercises she chose. The first workshop, though it had started late, completed on time, and left the participants feeling inspired.After the session, Cheryl took out time to sign books. Several participants had carried their copies along and were able to get them signed.Those who were not carrying their copies, got the author's autographs on their notebooks. :)Cheryl graciously obliged everyone and took time to speak to all the participants individually.For the second workshop, we moved to the auditorium. Several participants who were not able to make it to the first session also joined us in the second.This group had travellers, writers, bloggers, artists, and bikers. There were a couple of people who were also writing their own memoirs, and were there to learn from Cheryl. This session also turned out to be as engaging and productive as the first one. We were amazed by Cheryl's energy, and wondered how exhausted she would be after taking two intensive workshopsThe American Center, New Delhi made excellent arrangements for the workshop, arranging good rooms, adequate stationary and even snack boxes.Cheryl with the participants of the first workshop. and with the participants of the second workshop.
The workshop was chatty and conversational and not even once did we feel that the subject was being "taught". I guess that is the idea, and this is what makes a workshop most productive.

This week, Photo Journey went on a very special assignment with our editorial partner, Literature Studio. They were organizing a creative writing workshop in partnership with the American Center, New Delhi. The workshop was to be held at the American Center and was to be taught by none other than the renowned memoir writer, Cheryl Strayed. If you don't know about her, she is the author of the best-selling memoir wild. If you still do not recognize her, just type 'Dear Sugar' in Google and the columns that appear in the search results are all written by her. She is 'sugar'.She also has a huge fan-following in India, as we found out during the event. Several participants were aware of her work and were following it regularly.Cheryl was to teach two workshops on the same day, each with 15-20 students each. The idea was to have a small yet focused group, so that the workshop could be interactive and most productive.The first class started a little late because several participants were stuck in bad traffic jams caused by the road blockages due to the Republic Day Parade dress rehearsals.However, once the workshop started, Cheryl quickly engaged the participants to pen down their inner-most thoughts.Lawyers, bloggers, writers, bureaucrats, novelists, all were writing in no time. Even I, who is not so much of a writer, picked up a pen.Writing is tough, and writing about oneself is tougher. It is a scary world out there and most of us don't even open up to the people closest to us, so imagine the courage it would take to write a memoir and publish it for the world to read.The best part was that the classes were interactive and Cheryl inspired enough confidence in people to share what they had written.We were amazed by how much people knew about Cheryl's work and we were so happy to see that almost all participants were genuinely interested in the genre.The workshop was chatty and conversational and not even once did we feel that the subject was being 'taught'. I guess that is the idea, and this is what makes a workshop most productive.Cheryl's experience reflected in everything she said and all the exercises she chose. The first workshop, though it had started late, completed on time, and left the participants feeling inspired.After the session, Cheryl took out time to sign books. Several participants had carried their copies along and were able to get them signed.Those who were not carrying their copies, got the author's autographs on their notebooks. :)Cheryl graciously obliged everyone and took time to speak to all the participants individually.For the second workshop, we moved to the auditorium. Several participants who were not able to make it to the first session also joined us in the second.This group had travellers, writers, bloggers, artists, and bikers. There were a couple of people who were also writing their own memoirs, and were there to learn from Cheryl. This session also turned out to be as engaging and productive as the first one. We were amazed by Cheryl's energy, and wondered how exhausted she would be after taking two intensive workshopsThe American Center, New Delhi made excellent arrangements for the workshop, arranging good rooms, adequate stationary and even snack boxes.Cheryl with the participants of the first workshop. and with the participants of the second workshop.
Cheryl's experience reflected in everything she said and all the exercises she chose. The first workshop, though it had started late, completed on time, and left the participants feeling inspired.

This week, Photo Journey went on a very special assignment with our editorial partner, Literature Studio. They were organizing a creative writing workshop in partnership with the American Center, New Delhi. The workshop was to be held at the American Center and was to be taught by none other than the renowned memoir writer, Cheryl Strayed. If you don't know about her, she is the author of the best-selling memoir wild. If you still do not recognize her, just type 'Dear Sugar' in Google and the columns that appear in the search results are all written by her. She is 'sugar'.She also has a huge fan-following in India, as we found out during the event. Several participants were aware of her work and were following it regularly.Cheryl was to teach two workshops on the same day, each with 15-20 students each. The idea was to have a small yet focused group, so that the workshop could be interactive and most productive.The first class started a little late because several participants were stuck in bad traffic jams caused by the road blockages due to the Republic Day Parade dress rehearsals.However, once the workshop started, Cheryl quickly engaged the participants to pen down their inner-most thoughts.Lawyers, bloggers, writers, bureaucrats, novelists, all were writing in no time. Even I, who is not so much of a writer, picked up a pen.Writing is tough, and writing about oneself is tougher. It is a scary world out there and most of us don't even open up to the people closest to us, so imagine the courage it would take to write a memoir and publish it for the world to read.The best part was that the classes were interactive and Cheryl inspired enough confidence in people to share what they had written.We were amazed by how much people knew about Cheryl's work and we were so happy to see that almost all participants were genuinely interested in the genre.The workshop was chatty and conversational and not even once did we feel that the subject was being 'taught'. I guess that is the idea, and this is what makes a workshop most productive.Cheryl's experience reflected in everything she said and all the exercises she chose. The first workshop, though it had started late, completed on time, and left the participants feeling inspired.After the session, Cheryl took out time to sign books. Several participants had carried their copies along and were able to get them signed.Those who were not carrying their copies, got the author's autographs on their notebooks. :)Cheryl graciously obliged everyone and took time to speak to all the participants individually.For the second workshop, we moved to the auditorium. Several participants who were not able to make it to the first session also joined us in the second.This group had travellers, writers, bloggers, artists, and bikers. There were a couple of people who were also writing their own memoirs, and were there to learn from Cheryl. This session also turned out to be as engaging and productive as the first one. We were amazed by Cheryl's energy, and wondered how exhausted she would be after taking two intensive workshopsThe American Center, New Delhi made excellent arrangements for the workshop, arranging good rooms, adequate stationary and even snack boxes.Cheryl with the participants of the first workshop. and with the participants of the second workshop.
After the session, Cheryl took out time to sign books. Several participants had carried their copies along and were able to get them signed.

This week, Photo Journey went on a very special assignment with our editorial partner, Literature Studio. They were organizing a creative writing workshop in partnership with the American Center, New Delhi. The workshop was to be held at the American Center and was to be taught by none other than the renowned memoir writer, Cheryl Strayed. If you don't know about her, she is the author of the best-selling memoir wild. If you still do not recognize her, just type 'Dear Sugar' in Google and the columns that appear in the search results are all written by her. She is 'sugar'.She also has a huge fan-following in India, as we found out during the event. Several participants were aware of her work and were following it regularly.Cheryl was to teach two workshops on the same day, each with 15-20 students each. The idea was to have a small yet focused group, so that the workshop could be interactive and most productive.The first class started a little late because several participants were stuck in bad traffic jams caused by the road blockages due to the Republic Day Parade dress rehearsals.However, once the workshop started, Cheryl quickly engaged the participants to pen down their inner-most thoughts.Lawyers, bloggers, writers, bureaucrats, novelists, all were writing in no time. Even I, who is not so much of a writer, picked up a pen.Writing is tough, and writing about oneself is tougher. It is a scary world out there and most of us don't even open up to the people closest to us, so imagine the courage it would take to write a memoir and publish it for the world to read.The best part was that the classes were interactive and Cheryl inspired enough confidence in people to share what they had written.We were amazed by how much people knew about Cheryl's work and we were so happy to see that almost all participants were genuinely interested in the genre.The workshop was chatty and conversational and not even once did we feel that the subject was being 'taught'. I guess that is the idea, and this is what makes a workshop most productive.Cheryl's experience reflected in everything she said and all the exercises she chose. The first workshop, though it had started late, completed on time, and left the participants feeling inspired.After the session, Cheryl took out time to sign books. Several participants had carried their copies along and were able to get them signed.Those who were not carrying their copies, got the author's autographs on their notebooks. :)Cheryl graciously obliged everyone and took time to speak to all the participants individually.For the second workshop, we moved to the auditorium. Several participants who were not able to make it to the first session also joined us in the second.This group had travellers, writers, bloggers, artists, and bikers. There were a couple of people who were also writing their own memoirs, and were there to learn from Cheryl. This session also turned out to be as engaging and productive as the first one. We were amazed by Cheryl's energy, and wondered how exhausted she would be after taking two intensive workshopsThe American Center, New Delhi made excellent arrangements for the workshop, arranging good rooms, adequate stationary and even snack boxes.Cheryl with the participants of the first workshop. and with the participants of the second workshop.
Those who were not carrying their copies, got the author's autographs on their notebooks. :)

This week, Photo Journey went on a very special assignment with our editorial partner, Literature Studio. They were organizing a creative writing workshop in partnership with the American Center, New Delhi. The workshop was to be held at the American Center and was to be taught by none other than the renowned memoir writer, Cheryl Strayed. If you don't know about her, she is the author of the best-selling memoir wild. If you still do not recognize her, just type 'Dear Sugar' in Google and the columns that appear in the search results are all written by her. She is 'sugar'.She also has a huge fan-following in India, as we found out during the event. Several participants were aware of her work and were following it regularly.Cheryl was to teach two workshops on the same day, each with 15-20 students each. The idea was to have a small yet focused group, so that the workshop could be interactive and most productive.The first class started a little late because several participants were stuck in bad traffic jams caused by the road blockages due to the Republic Day Parade dress rehearsals.However, once the workshop started, Cheryl quickly engaged the participants to pen down their inner-most thoughts.Lawyers, bloggers, writers, bureaucrats, novelists, all were writing in no time. Even I, who is not so much of a writer, picked up a pen.Writing is tough, and writing about oneself is tougher. It is a scary world out there and most of us don't even open up to the people closest to us, so imagine the courage it would take to write a memoir and publish it for the world to read.The best part was that the classes were interactive and Cheryl inspired enough confidence in people to share what they had written.We were amazed by how much people knew about Cheryl's work and we were so happy to see that almost all participants were genuinely interested in the genre.The workshop was chatty and conversational and not even once did we feel that the subject was being 'taught'. I guess that is the idea, and this is what makes a workshop most productive.Cheryl's experience reflected in everything she said and all the exercises she chose. The first workshop, though it had started late, completed on time, and left the participants feeling inspired.After the session, Cheryl took out time to sign books. Several participants had carried their copies along and were able to get them signed.Those who were not carrying their copies, got the author's autographs on their notebooks. :)Cheryl graciously obliged everyone and took time to speak to all the participants individually.For the second workshop, we moved to the auditorium. Several participants who were not able to make it to the first session also joined us in the second.This group had travellers, writers, bloggers, artists, and bikers. There were a couple of people who were also writing their own memoirs, and were there to learn from Cheryl. This session also turned out to be as engaging and productive as the first one. We were amazed by Cheryl's energy, and wondered how exhausted she would be after taking two intensive workshopsThe American Center, New Delhi made excellent arrangements for the workshop, arranging good rooms, adequate stationary and even snack boxes.Cheryl with the participants of the first workshop. and with the participants of the second workshop.
Cheryl graciously obliged everyone and took time to speak to all the participants individually.

This week, Photo Journey went on a very special assignment with our editorial partner, Literature Studio. They were organizing a creative writing workshop in partnership with the American Center, New Delhi. The workshop was to be held at the American Center and was to be taught by none other than the renowned memoir writer, Cheryl Strayed. If you don't know about her, she is the author of the best-selling memoir wild. If you still do not recognize her, just type 'Dear Sugar' in Google and the columns that appear in the search results are all written by her. She is 'sugar'.She also has a huge fan-following in India, as we found out during the event. Several participants were aware of her work and were following it regularly.Cheryl was to teach two workshops on the same day, each with 15-20 students each. The idea was to have a small yet focused group, so that the workshop could be interactive and most productive.The first class started a little late because several participants were stuck in bad traffic jams caused by the road blockages due to the Republic Day Parade dress rehearsals.However, once the workshop started, Cheryl quickly engaged the participants to pen down their inner-most thoughts.Lawyers, bloggers, writers, bureaucrats, novelists, all were writing in no time. Even I, who is not so much of a writer, picked up a pen.Writing is tough, and writing about oneself is tougher. It is a scary world out there and most of us don't even open up to the people closest to us, so imagine the courage it would take to write a memoir and publish it for the world to read.The best part was that the classes were interactive and Cheryl inspired enough confidence in people to share what they had written.We were amazed by how much people knew about Cheryl's work and we were so happy to see that almost all participants were genuinely interested in the genre.The workshop was chatty and conversational and not even once did we feel that the subject was being 'taught'. I guess that is the idea, and this is what makes a workshop most productive.Cheryl's experience reflected in everything she said and all the exercises she chose. The first workshop, though it had started late, completed on time, and left the participants feeling inspired.After the session, Cheryl took out time to sign books. Several participants had carried their copies along and were able to get them signed.Those who were not carrying their copies, got the author's autographs on their notebooks. :)Cheryl graciously obliged everyone and took time to speak to all the participants individually.For the second workshop, we moved to the auditorium. Several participants who were not able to make it to the first session also joined us in the second.This group had travellers, writers, bloggers, artists, and bikers. There were a couple of people who were also writing their own memoirs, and were there to learn from Cheryl. This session also turned out to be as engaging and productive as the first one. We were amazed by Cheryl's energy, and wondered how exhausted she would be after taking two intensive workshopsThe American Center, New Delhi made excellent arrangements for the workshop, arranging good rooms, adequate stationary and even snack boxes.Cheryl with the participants of the first workshop. and with the participants of the second workshop.
For the second workshop, we moved to the auditorium. Several participants who were not able to make it to the first session also joined us in the second.

This week, Photo Journey went on a very special assignment with our editorial partner, Literature Studio. They were organizing a creative writing workshop in partnership with the American Center, New Delhi. The workshop was to be held at the American Center and was to be taught by none other than the renowned memoir writer, Cheryl Strayed. If you don't know about her, she is the author of the best-selling memoir wild. If you still do not recognize her, just type 'Dear Sugar' in Google and the columns that appear in the search results are all written by her. She is 'sugar'.She also has a huge fan-following in India, as we found out during the event. Several participants were aware of her work and were following it regularly.Cheryl was to teach two workshops on the same day, each with 15-20 students each. The idea was to have a small yet focused group, so that the workshop could be interactive and most productive.The first class started a little late because several participants were stuck in bad traffic jams caused by the road blockages due to the Republic Day Parade dress rehearsals.However, once the workshop started, Cheryl quickly engaged the participants to pen down their inner-most thoughts.Lawyers, bloggers, writers, bureaucrats, novelists, all were writing in no time. Even I, who is not so much of a writer, picked up a pen.Writing is tough, and writing about oneself is tougher. It is a scary world out there and most of us don't even open up to the people closest to us, so imagine the courage it would take to write a memoir and publish it for the world to read.The best part was that the classes were interactive and Cheryl inspired enough confidence in people to share what they had written.We were amazed by how much people knew about Cheryl's work and we were so happy to see that almost all participants were genuinely interested in the genre.The workshop was chatty and conversational and not even once did we feel that the subject was being 'taught'. I guess that is the idea, and this is what makes a workshop most productive.Cheryl's experience reflected in everything she said and all the exercises she chose. The first workshop, though it had started late, completed on time, and left the participants feeling inspired.After the session, Cheryl took out time to sign books. Several participants had carried their copies along and were able to get them signed.Those who were not carrying their copies, got the author's autographs on their notebooks. :)Cheryl graciously obliged everyone and took time to speak to all the participants individually.For the second workshop, we moved to the auditorium. Several participants who were not able to make it to the first session also joined us in the second.This group had travellers, writers, bloggers, artists, and bikers. There were a couple of people who were also writing their own memoirs, and were there to learn from Cheryl. This session also turned out to be as engaging and productive as the first one. We were amazed by Cheryl's energy, and wondered how exhausted she would be after taking two intensive workshopsThe American Center, New Delhi made excellent arrangements for the workshop, arranging good rooms, adequate stationary and even snack boxes.Cheryl with the participants of the first workshop. and with the participants of the second workshop.
This group had travellers, writers, bloggers, artists, and bikers. There were a couple of people who were also writing their own memoirs, and were there to learn from Cheryl. This session also turned out to be as engaging and productive as the first one. We were amazed by Cheryl's energy, and wondered how exhausted she would be after taking two intensive workshops.


The American Center, New Delhi made excellent arrangements for the workshop, arranging good rooms, adequate stationary and even snack boxes.
This week, Photo Journey went on a very special assignment with our editorial partner, Literature Studio. They were organizing a creative writing workshop in partnership with the American Center, New Delhi. The workshop was to be held at the American Center and was to be taught by none other than the renowned memoir writer, Cheryl Strayed. If you don't know about her, she is the author of the best-selling memoir wild. If you still do not recognize her, just type 'Dear Sugar' in Google and the columns that appear in the search results are all written by her. She is 'sugar'.She also has a huge fan-following in India, as we found out during the event. Several participants were aware of her work and were following it regularly.Cheryl was to teach two workshops on the same day, each with 15-20 students each. The idea was to have a small yet focused group, so that the workshop could be interactive and most productive.The first class started a little late because several participants were stuck in bad traffic jams caused by the road blockages due to the Republic Day Parade dress rehearsals.However, once the workshop started, Cheryl quickly engaged the participants to pen down their inner-most thoughts.Lawyers, bloggers, writers, bureaucrats, novelists, all were writing in no time. Even I, who is not so much of a writer, picked up a pen.Writing is tough, and writing about oneself is tougher. It is a scary world out there and most of us don't even open up to the people closest to us, so imagine the courage it would take to write a memoir and publish it for the world to read.The best part was that the classes were interactive and Cheryl inspired enough confidence in people to share what they had written.We were amazed by how much people knew about Cheryl's work and we were so happy to see that almost all participants were genuinely interested in the genre.The workshop was chatty and conversational and not even once did we feel that the subject was being 'taught'. I guess that is the idea, and this is what makes a workshop most productive.Cheryl's experience reflected in everything she said and all the exercises she chose. The first workshop, though it had started late, completed on time, and left the participants feeling inspired.After the session, Cheryl took out time to sign books. Several participants had carried their copies along and were able to get them signed.Those who were not carrying their copies, got the author's autographs on their notebooks. :)Cheryl graciously obliged everyone and took time to speak to all the participants individually.For the second workshop, we moved to the auditorium. Several participants who were not able to make it to the first session also joined us in the second.This group had travellers, writers, bloggers, artists, and bikers. There were a couple of people who were also writing their own memoirs, and were there to learn from Cheryl. This session also turned out to be as engaging and productive as the first one. We were amazed by Cheryl's energy, and wondered how exhausted she would be after taking two intensive workshopsThe American Center, New Delhi made excellent arrangements for the workshop, arranging good rooms, adequate stationary and even snack boxes.Cheryl with the participants of the first workshop. and with the participants of the second workshop.
Cheryl with the participants of the first workshop. 

This week, Photo Journey went on a very special assignment with our editorial partner, Literature Studio. They were organizing a creative writing workshop in partnership with the American Center, New Delhi. The workshop was to be held at the American Center and was to be taught by none other than the renowned memoir writer, Cheryl Strayed. If you don't know about her, she is the author of the best-selling memoir wild. If you still do not recognize her, just type 'Dear Sugar' in Google and the columns that appear in the search results are all written by her. She is 'sugar'.She also has a huge fan-following in India, as we found out during the event. Several participants were aware of her work and were following it regularly.Cheryl was to teach two workshops on the same day, each with 15-20 students each. The idea was to have a small yet focused group, so that the workshop could be interactive and most productive.The first class started a little late because several participants were stuck in bad traffic jams caused by the road blockages due to the Republic Day Parade dress rehearsals.However, once the workshop started, Cheryl quickly engaged the participants to pen down their inner-most thoughts.Lawyers, bloggers, writers, bureaucrats, novelists, all were writing in no time. Even I, who is not so much of a writer, picked up a pen.Writing is tough, and writing about oneself is tougher. It is a scary world out there and most of us don't even open up to the people closest to us, so imagine the courage it would take to write a memoir and publish it for the world to read.The best part was that the classes were interactive and Cheryl inspired enough confidence in people to share what they had written.We were amazed by how much people knew about Cheryl's work and we were so happy to see that almost all participants were genuinely interested in the genre.The workshop was chatty and conversational and not even once did we feel that the subject was being 'taught'. I guess that is the idea, and this is what makes a workshop most productive.Cheryl's experience reflected in everything she said and all the exercises she chose. The first workshop, though it had started late, completed on time, and left the participants feeling inspired.After the session, Cheryl took out time to sign books. Several participants had carried their copies along and were able to get them signed.Those who were not carrying their copies, got the author's autographs on their notebooks. :)Cheryl graciously obliged everyone and took time to speak to all the participants individually.For the second workshop, we moved to the auditorium. Several participants who were not able to make it to the first session also joined us in the second.This group had travellers, writers, bloggers, artists, and bikers. There were a couple of people who were also writing their own memoirs, and were there to learn from Cheryl. This session also turned out to be as engaging and productive as the first one. We were amazed by Cheryl's energy, and wondered how exhausted she would be after taking two intensive workshopsThe American Center, New Delhi made excellent arrangements for the workshop, arranging good rooms, adequate stationary and even snack boxes.Cheryl with the participants of the first workshop. and with the participants of the second workshop.
and with the participants of the second workshop.

3 comments:

Indian wildlife said...

Interesting pics and you have used them very well in the narration. They look lil over exposed in many cases but that gives them a real different feel. thanks for sharing.

sangeeta said...

I really felt totally inspired by Cheryl's presence and what all she made us write in an almost hypnotized way. Loved being with her that day. Thanks to Literature studio for this opportunity.

VJ Sharma said...

@Indian Wildlife - Thanks for sharing your thought. At times, I like over or under exposed photographs, as per the mood of place, event etc...

@Sangeeta - I second ! It was very inspiring workshop and look forward to more such events by Literature Studio in future..

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