Creative writing

I take creative approaches to deepening the practice of writing through group workshops and individual instruction for writers of all ages. Using writing exercises and games, suggested readings, and collaborative revision strategies, I focus on awakening my students’ voices and self-expression.

Past and current clients include Nyack Library, Rockland Center for the Arts, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Orangeburg Library, and River River Writers Circle. I’m also adjunct faculty in literature at Ramapo College and an instructor at Writopia Lab.

For more information about scheduling a workshop or private instruction, contact me by email (aanupama@seranam.com) or by using the form below.

Indian cooking

While not a “literary art,” this aspect of my creative work connects people to the tradition in which I write. My local libraries love this type of workshop, combining cookbooks, home-cooking techniques, culture and creativity.

For private groups of up to 5 people, I can offer a tour of a local Indian market for ingredients and then prepare a meal with hands-on cooking instruction. Your home or mine, the flat-rate teaching fee is $100, and the ingredients’ cost depends on your menu (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, or non-veg).