The Department of English and Humanities at ULAB just wrapped up a six-week long Creative Writing Certificate Course, the first of its kind in the country. The course was launched on January 26, 2018.
Focused on different genres and editing, the workshop-based course was facilitated by renowned writers and literary figures of the country. The workshop targeted talents that require nurturing and proper environment along with the right kind of feedback.
Dr. Kazi Anis Ahmed inaugurated the workshop with “Introduction to Creative Writing,” and the others followed. Dr. Syed Manzoorul Islam, the winner of this year’s Ekushey Padak, acclaimed poet Dr. Kaiser Haq, writer and translator Dr. Fakrul Alam, and the English Department Head Dr. Shamsad Mortuza along with Dr. Razia Sultana Khan, Khademul Islam, and celebrated columnist Syed Badrul Ahsan shared their expertise with the participants.
Two faculty members of DEH, Dr. Sohana Manzoor and Rubaiyat Kabir, also facilitated the program. On March 2, 2018, Dr. Niaz Zaman and Arifa Ghani Rahman concluded the workshop with separate sessions on editing and publishing.
In a short ceremony on the last day, Dr Kaiser Haq, the Dean of Arts and Humanities at ULAB, awarded the participants who successfully completed the course with certificates.