Expressions is the Creative Writing Society of Lady Shri Ram College. It comprises a team of literary enthusiasts who act as enablers of various writing events and discussions in college. The society aims at spreading the love for words and the passion for writing while mobilising aspiring writers and giving them the forum to express, explore and understand the words they can create. An integral part of the society is the Book Club, which seeks to provide a stage for lovers of the written word to meet and discuss their takes on various genres of literature.
Student Coordinators: Tanvi Chowdhary, Meenakshi Nair
Staff Advisors : Dr. Shernaz Cama, Mr. Jonathan Varghese
Society Email Address : firstname.lastname@example.org
The Society has had an extremely eventful year. The first major production was a short film for Independence Day in collaboration with Projekt, the Film and Photography Society, titled ‘I Can’t Draw Straight Lines’. The film was a poetic representation of queerness in India and received a phenomenal response. For Teachers’ Day, members used poetry and film to produce ‘The Silent Classroom’, where they brought classroom objects to life. A poetry wall was put up for ‘Noor’, the Diwali Mela and for Women’s Day. ‘In Her Own Write’.
The Annual Intra-College Creative Writing Contest was successfully organised. Several workshops, seminars and lectures with eminent writers, including including Radhika Maira Tabrez, Louisa Tomlinson (Blog Editor, Jaipur Literature Festival), Kaartikeya Bajpai (Co-founder, The Bombay Review) and Ananya Dasgupta (Head of Content, The Anonymous Writer) were organized.
In the first semester, a poetry-reading event was held during lunch every Friday called the ‘Living Poets Society’. Four events were organized during Tarang, including an online competition called ‘Tell Me Your Dreams’, for which an unprecedented response of sixty entries was received. Besides this, an event in the epistolary format, ‘You’ve Got Mail’, a film-interpretation event, ‘Write Me A Tale’ and a conversation-based poetry event, ‘Things Only Get Verse’ were organised.
Finally, society members excelled in inter-college events winning awards at various platforms.