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

Who we are

The Kenyon Review founded in 1939 is one of the most reputed literary journals in the English-speaking world. The Kenyon Review conducts writing workshops for writers at different levels and genres at Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, USA during the  summer vacation. Some of the workshops offered by The Kenyon Review are: The Young Writers Workshop, The Young Science Writers Workshop, The Writers Workshop and Summer Seminars.

The Kenyon Review and the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India are jointly organizing a Writing Workshop which will encourage and facilitate Indian students and scholars to hone their writing skills. The Kenyon – IIT Madras Writing Workshop will be a rigorous yet an enjoyable experience. Participants will be pleasantly surprised to discover their own hitherto unexplored and under-utilized talent for writing. The Kenyon – IIT Madras Writing Workshops will be offered under three genres, viz, Fiction, Non-fiction and Science Writing.

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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.


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.

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.