Are you a budding writer who’s always looking for an opportunity to hone their skills? Do ideas swirl around in your head, just waiting to be put on paper? Are you good at penning down stories but journalistic writing renders you mildly inarticulate? Well then, look no further because this workshop on blogging and article writing will rescue you from the dark abyss of writer’s block!
DHA Suffa University brings to you a 4 week writing workshop, at an accumulative rate of Rs. 15, 000. Starting from 18th February, classes will be held twice a week; Tuesday 6 pm – 8 pm and Sunday 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm.
The workshop is not merely related to one area of expertise, rather, it consists of something for everyone. It will cover the age old problem of writer’s block and how to overcome it, the different types of writing styles and techniques, the do’s and don’ts of blog writing, and a thorough hands-on discussion of practicing the art of writing traditional media items such as articles, reviews, interviews and features. On the more technical side of things, this workshop will focus on the science of newsletter development, journalism/blogging ethics, traditional forms of writing versus the relatively informal blog, setting up or developing blogs, and last but surely not the least, blog presentations. Fascinating authors and editors will come in as guest speakers and will impart their experience and knowledge upon those starting out in the field.
The workshop aims to make journalism more attainable as a career choice. Moreover, it will also provide assistance to those whose work caters to communication or writing through various print or cyber mediums.
The advent of social media has ensured that online presence become a requirement for most industries, corporations, writers or even journalists. As such, blogging is inherently valuable if one wishes to reach out to a large group of people and form a wide reader base.
The trainer for this workshop is the renowned Shahzeb Shaikh, a writer for several leading newspapers and magazines. He has worked in this field for over two decades and as such, his experience is vast and he is well versed with the nuances of a career in writing/journalism/blogging/content production. He also serves as Deputy Secretary in the Department of Empowerment of Person with Disabilities (DEPD), Government of Sindh. Moreover, he is an officer of District Administration/Revenue Service in the Government of Sindh with several years of experience as Additional Deputy Commissioner in various districts of Pakistan. A PhD scholar and a professor at various universities (IoBM, IVS, IBA), Shahzeb has oodles of talent and experience.
A few technical details:
The fee includes the provision of all facilities and equipment. The preferred mode of payment is either by demand draft, pay order or crossed cheque, in favour of DHA Suffa University. A candidate’s participation will only be confirmed after the university has procured the receipt of full payment.