Workshop on ‘Learning the Craft of Writing’ begins at CUK

Srinagar: Central University of Kashmir (CUK) on Monday organized a two-day workshop on ‘learning the craft of writing’ at Nowgam campus here.
The workshop was jointly organized by the Departments of English and Convergent Journalism, Central University of Kashmir (CUK) in collaboration with Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA).
Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mehraj-ud-Din Mir, Director Seminars, IIPA (J&K Chapter) Prof. S M Afzal Qadri, Director Research and Development, Prof. Abdul Gani, noted columnists Ajaz-ul-Haque and Dr. Ajaz A Baba, Coordinators Department of English and Convergent Journalism, Dr. Ihsan ur Rahim Malik and Dr. Asif Khan, Deans of Schools, Heads and Coordinators of Departments and students were also present on the occasion.
Addressing the gathering, Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mehraj-ud-Din Mir said the art of writing as well as communicating is very important and essential in every field. He asked the students to gain more knowledge about writing skills from the workshop.
Noted columnist, Ajaz-ul-Haque, underscored the importance and need of learning the art and craft of writing, particularly for the budding journalists. He quoted the lines of Ernest Hemingway on creative writing, “there is nothing to writing. All you have to do is to sit down at typewriter and bleed.” He also made distinction between the writing as an art and a craft.