• kenyon.iitm@gmail.com
  • IIT Madras, Chennai, India

Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai 600036.


Creative nonfiction relies on elements from fiction, poetry and journalism to tell a fact-based story. It’s an umbrella term that includes the essay, memoir, travel writing, and nature writing, and other forms.


Fiction, by definition, isn’t commanded by statistics and facts, but that is not to say it doesn’t seek the truth. A story seeks to say what cannot be easily said, which is why stories repeat themselves: the deeper mysteries of life continually beg further illumination. A story can illuminate mystery but can never reduce it to a universal equation.

Science Writing

Scientific writing communicates the approaches, methods, results, and implications of scientific investigations. The most effective scientific writing is not only precise and accurate, but also tells a compelling scientific story.

Technical & Science Writing Workshop

A five-day intensive Technical & Science Writing Workshop is scheduled to be held between July 11 and 15, 2022. The workshop will be conducted by faculty teaching at Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, USA. This time the Technical & Science Writing workshop is offered specifically for PhD Scholars of IIT Madras.

About Us

A five-day Writing Workshop offered by faculty who teach writing at the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop at Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, USA and faculty from IIT Madras, Chennai, India who are creative writers but specialize in variegated fields such as engineering, sciences, humanities and social sciences.

Writing is considered to be an art but it is also a skill to be nurtured and honed. Many people, young and old, find it daunting to write a short piece in a magazine or a newspaper leave alone attempting to publish an article in an academic journal or writing a book in any field of study or research.


Chris Gillen

Professor of Biology
Kenyon College
Gambier, Ohio, USA

Sriramkumar L

Department of Physics
IIT Madras, Chennai, India

Wendy Singer

Roy T. Wortman, Distinguished Professor of History
Kenyon College
Gambier, Ohio, USA

David H Lynn

Editor Emeritus of the Kenyon Review
Professor of English & Special Assistant to the President

Kenyon College
Gambier, Ohio, USA


Sudarsan P

Associate Professor Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
IIT Madras, Chennai, India


Showcase of Memory

I got to overcome my fear of reading my work aloud to other people, and i got to see how different people have radically different styles of writing and how to appreciate each one.
Sruthi Sriramkumar
Fiction Group
I was able to understand the different thought processes of different people and each one was very unique in their own way. It is a great method to appreciate and understand other works.
Non-fiction Group
As a reader, it was empowering. As a listener it was entertaining. Each reader actually had a powerful piece to share. It was like discovering our potential
Thomas Jacob
Science Writing Group

Our Partners

Kenyon College

Gambier, Ohio, USA.

Kenyon Review

Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, USA

Department of Physics

IIT Madras, Chennai, India

Office of Academic Courses

IIT Madras, Chennai, India

Office of Academic Research

IIT Madras, Chennai, India

Office of Dean Students

IIT Madras, Chennai, India

Office of Global Engagement

IIT Madras, Chennai, India