The Traveler's Mind

In February 2018, we offer ten days of creative writing in chaotic, colorful and congested Calcutta. The city was home to Rabindranath Tagore, Asia’s first Nobel laureate, and to Satyajit Ray, one of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century, and it continues to spawn and nurture writers and artists and musicians. Characterized by contrasts, by tradition and revolution, energy and leisure, beauty and decay, Calcutta is unlike any other in India – or elsewhere in the world.

Now in their 19th year, the Traveler's Mind Workshops are designed to capture that special state of alertness and curiosity that we feel in foreign cities, and use it to heighten the learning experience. By traveling beyond the familiar surroundings of home, students can develop the habit of close observation and the practice of a disciplined writing life.


 
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