When the Pandemic struck last year and people were forced shut indoors, NEWF thought of coming up with online workshops to keep the minds, especially those of young people, active and engaged through online workshops in various literary fields. And so PEN CHANT was born with a handful of members of the forum, to take the responsibility of organizing workshops that were fun, interactive, enlightening and yet virtual.
These workshops were planned to be conducted by forum members and the first of these workshops was held on July 4, 2020 by Reshma N. C. Shah, on “How to Write a Winning Story” . This being the first such virtual workshops by the forum, a keynote address was delivered by Tiamerenla Monalisa Chankija, journalist and poet. The workshop drew overwhelming response !