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: Anwesha Bhattacharya, Swastika Jajoo
Staff Advisors : Dr. Shernaz Cama, Mr. Jonathan Varghese
Society Email Address : email@example.com
Expressions kept its members busy with numerous events throughout the year. On 9 August 2015, Expressions organised an online completion on the theme of Independence Day. More than 25 students participated and the winning entries were exhibited as part of an installation put up for Independence Day.
The first book club session of the academic year was held on 21 August 2015 on the Harry Potter novels. Much of the discussion focused on the genre of the fantasy novel and its appeal to readers. Mr. Anurag Garg, an author of two best -selling novels, was invited by the society on 8 September 2015 to share his experiences as a writer and to discuss the significance of research while working on fiction. Following his talk, on 17 September, Expressions organised a discussion on popular fiction and what distinguishes literary from popular fiction.
This year the annual in-house writing competition, ‘Rhetorica’ was held on 27 October 2015 and had enthusiastic participation. As a run-up to this event, the society organised a literature quiz in collaboration with the Quiz society.
Numerous competitions were organised during TARANG 2016. These included the ‘Breakneck Bloggers’ Club, an online writing competition and ‘Lord of the Words’ an on the spot writing competition. ‘Extremely Fast and Incredibly Prose’ was a first of its kind writing extempore event held on 6 February 2016 with twenty eager participants. In collaboration with the Elocution Society a ‘Turncoat’ spoken word competition was held on 7 February 2016.
Expressions put up installations of its work at various College events such as the Independence Day and Teachers’ Day celebrations as well as during the National Seminar ‘Understanding Diversity: Focus on the North-East. The society also collaborated with the Campus Diaries 25 Under 25 initiative to provide a platform to showcase the creative talent of its members.