Writers' network provide scholarships to aspiring authors from the diaspora

Monday 08th July 2019 16:59 EDT

On Saturday 22nd June, Tattva celebrated its third book launch, Tipping Points, featuring the latest cohort of authors, Jaspreet Kaur Sharma, Kishan Bhatt, Snehal Shah and Vivek Sharma. Attended by creative leaders like Niraj Chag, Parle Patel and Karun Soni, the event was a celebration of the intersection of Indic Culture, Society and Literature, held at the prestigious King’s Place, London.

Since 2017, Tattva, a non-profit organisation run entirely by volunteers, has trained and published the works of 17 authors. Through a structured, 16-week programme of mentoring, assignments and workshops, aspiring authors are led through all varieties of writing and publishing expertise. Award-winning novelists, journalists and literary experts facilitated workshops, including Katy Darby of Liars' League London, Will Storr, author of ’Selfie', Cyan Traynor of Huck Magazine, and industry expert Scott Pack. 

A key element of the programme is its focus on one-to-one mentoring. Mentors range from academics and education experts to marketing directors and editors. After the programme, Tattva offers a network for alumni members to collaborate, build their portfolios and access publishing opportunities. Parts of the programme are open to the public through the range of its workshops and events which have taken place in major UK cities. Over three years, the programme has published over 90 pieces of literature in three books, 'Being in Beta', 'Think Different' and now 'Tipping Points'. 

For more details see www.tattva.org.uk

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