Led by Amal Chatterjee, tutor on Oxford University’s MSt in Creative Writing!

Date: June 2-4, 2021

Venue: Serene Resort, Nagarkot, Kathmandu

  1. 40 places only 
  2. A place to write your journey            
  3. Fiction workshop with Amal Chatterjee

Have you ever considered trying your hand at a short story, a novel, or a poem? The thought has occurred to many of us, and maybe we have even set pen to paper, only to find ourselves beset by myriad questions: How can I write? Where do I begin? How is the process supposed to work? And how can I improve what I already have? 

This intensive workshop taught by Amal Chatterjee and Nabin K Chhetri, award-winning authors and creative writing tutor at the University of Oxford, addresses all these questions and more. In the workshop, we will look at how to create and develop key elements of fiction like character, voice, perspective, dialogue and plot. Novice and experienced writers alike are welcome to participate. For two days, participants will be, discussing their work in a supportive atmosphere as well as engaging in writing exercises designed to expand their creative horizons.

Amal Chatterjee

Amal Chatterjee has published fiction and history and also writes for stage. Senior Course Tutor on the Master’s in Creative Writing at the University of Oxford, he also teaches various kinds of writing, creative and academic, in Amsterdam and Paris. His novel, Across the Lakes, was shortlisted for India’s Crossword Book Award, and he has had a Scottish Arts Council Writers’ Bursary and been shortlisted for a Creative Scotland Award. Of Indian and Sri Lankan ancestry, he grew up in Calcutta and Darjeeling in India has lived in Spain and Scotland and now divides his time between Amsterdam and Oxford. His other books are Representations of India, 1740-1840 and (editor & contributor) Writers on Writing. His short plays have been staged by Tamasha and Pokfulam Road.

He is currently working on non-fiction and drama.

Nabin K Chhetri

Nabin K Chhetri is a Nepali poet and a writer based in Scotland.  He graduated with a degree of M.St in Creative Writing from Oxford University and a degree of M.Litt in The Novel from the University of Aberdeen. (Specializing in prose and poetry). Nabin is a creative writing tutor and has conducted workshops/readings in various organizations including Oxford University and Robert Gordon University. He is officially recognized by the Scottish Book Trust and is available for creative workshops. He has been selected for various creative opportunities and has been a writer/poet in Residence in France, Spain, Italy and Scotland.  His works have been awarded from Canada, Australia, Italy, India, Nepal, U.K., U.S. and Israel.

web: www.nabinkchhetri.com

Saguna Shah

Saguna Shah is an Educator. She teaches English Literature to Masters degree at Dillibajar Kanya Campus and Academic Development, Communication Skills and French at Silver Mountain School of Hotel Management. She is an enthusiastic traveller, known to be an avid reader, writer and critic. Best known for her memoir in Telling A Tale (2010), her writings have been published in various journals and magazines. She is the Founder of bookaholics; a forum promoting literature and readership in Nepal. Bookaholics was founded as a social networking group in 2011. Since 2013, it has been conducting a regular book discussion programme ‘Chakati Bahas’ at Martin Chautari, Thapathali. bookaholics has also been contributing towards building libraries and distributing books for underprivileged children.

If you have any queries, please contact:

Nabin K Chhetri (Director)                                                                



Saguna Shah

Founder – Bookaholics


Cost of the Retreat: 

NPR. 20,000 including:  

*Two nights at Serene Resort, Nagarkot    

*Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

*Course price included


Prasidha Bikram Rana, Prabhu Bank, Account no: 0180019308900011    Swift Code: PRVUNPKA 

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What’s happening at the Writing Retreat in Kathmandu, Please follow the You Tube link:

Amal Chatterjee – Senior Tutor of Creative Writing at Oxford University and Nabin K Chhetri – Director of Mist and Mountain Creative Residency talk with Saguna Shah – Founder of Bookaholics Nepal about the June Writing Retreat in Kathmandu.

Serene Resort: