Literature is a reflection of society; a fact that has been widely acknowledged. It indeed reflects society and its good values. In literature, we find stories designed to portray human life and action through some characters who, by their words, actions, and reactions, convey certain messages for the purposes of education, information, and entertainment. The subtle power and genius of words strengthen one’s writing skills, stimulate intellectual curiosity, enhance memory, and encourage one to be critical, all of which are important skills for any career.
Gnosis: The Literary Club, for the first time, is bringing a 2-day Literary Conclave: “Art for Art’s Sake” to flex your minds and explore the latent talent of drama and expression, give wings to your imagination, and challenge yourself to be worthy of words with an aesthetic appeal.
The event is divided into five major activities:
1. The Me Project (Monologue/Open Mic): A monologue is a scene where only one character speaks. The other character listens. And here’s the catch… you’re going to imagine that other character standing in front of you. Open Mic gives you a platform to speak, imagining that you are here to hold attention through your oratory skills. If you have the ability to connect with the audience, be the Hamlet of Shakespeare World and decide “To be or not to be!”
1. Every participant shall be given 5 minutes to present their monologue on stage.
2. The content of the monologue or open mic will have to be submitted before.
3. Themes related to religion and political ideology are prohibited.
4. Content or script containing language that is offensive, hurtful to any caste, creed, or community, or wholly inappropriate, will be rejected.
5. Content must be prepared in English only.
2. Words-worth (Poetry Competition): Poetry is a genre of writing in which succinct, vivid, and intense language is given to feelings, images, and ideas. It is a snapshot written from the inside out. Reading and writing poetry encourages a certain interconnectedness and helps establish a sense of community between oneself and others. Writing and reading poetry can be a springboard for growth, healing, and transformation.
- Every participant shall be given 5 minutes to present their poem on stage.
- The content of the poem will have to be submitted before.
- Themes related to religion and political ideology are prohibited.
- Content or script containing language that is offensive, hurtful to any caste, creed, or community, or wholly inappropriate, will be rejected.
- Content must be prepared in English only.
- Students will register in pairs of two.
- Each pair will undergo a preliminary round.
- A total of four teams will participate in the final round (timer and buzzer rounds).
- Questions will be based on general knowledge of famous books, authors, and stories.
- Students can register themselves for the drama act individually.
- The names of Shakespeare’s plays will be revealed on May 1, 2023, Monday.
- Students can register their names to enhance their creative writing workshop.
- An impromptu writing competition will be organised by the experts after the workshop.
- Students can register their names along with their themes.
- An art illustration will be displayed during the literary conclave.