Emotions are the invisible threads which hold us together and tie us to others. When you string them into words, they take shape and form. Sometimes they flow like a poem and at times settle down as a story. Sometimes they come out like thundering rain and at times they may trickle out like a drizzle.
The story of Emoticons is a 10 session creative writing program designed for children to connect, express and absorb emotions in writing.
Note: The program is designed not just for those who love to write. All children have the capacity to express, they just need the right push and the right environment.
The program includes 10 sessions of 1.5 hr. Each.
Batch 1 starts on 17th April
Timings: 6.30 p.m.-8p.m IST(Every Saturday and Wednesday)
Dates: 17th, 21st, 24th, 28th April, 1st May, 5th, 8th, 12th, 15th May
Batch 2 starts on 20th April
Timings: 6.30- 8 p.m. IST (Every Tuesday and Friday)
Dates: 20th April, 23rd, 27th , 30th April, 4thMay , 7th, 11th, 14th, 18th May
Parent’s session: 22nd May(common for both batches)
Age: 11-14 years
Batch Size: 6
• Writing assignments
• Group discussions
• Audio-video aids
• Brain games
* Unmask Emotions: Learn to observe, face and express emotions
* Vocabulary of Emotions: Acquiring and inventing words to express emotions
* Express as characters: Etching characters out of personal experience and from our environment
* Dig stories from life: Writing personal anecdotes as universal stories
* Pouring into poems: Stringing emotions into poetry
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About the Facilitator-
Manmeet Narang is a facilitator and a writer. Her entire work with children, parents and teachers revolves around making people think, reflect and discover themselves. Her writing began with children’s books and then she forayed into adult fiction with her short story in the anthology ‘The Other’ published by StoryMirror. Her second short story was published in 2018 as part of the anthology ‘Escape Velocity’.Lately she was declared winner of the prestigious Write India contest by noted poet and lyricist Gulzar. Her articles feature in Daily O, The Better India and Women’s Web.
When she is not training or writing, she is either reading, listening to music, walking in nature, exploring places or playing with her children