My old friend Eugenie Pinto is the headmistress here – I wrote about meeting her in “Letter from Madras” published in Australian Author back in … . As a result of our connection, i spent a couple of months as Writer in Residence at Madras University and have revisited this favourite city many times.
In December 05 I spent three weeks teaching daily classes after normal college hours.
Fifteen participants, three of them college teachers of whom two were already practicing writing, and the rest of them students who had never done anything like this. Total dedication. They were an absolute joy.
It was QUITE an experience. I have written about it at length for a forthcoming book … I will post my chapter here (promise).