Nagpur: Dark Room Poets in collaboration with Hustle Turtle organized a creative retreat called Safarnama: Kahaniya, Nazmein aur Bahut Kuch for the city’s budding artists. It was one of its kind event based in Nagpur.
It is believed that creativity comes by exploring. The more you explore the more inspiration you get to complete your unfinished piece of art or to begin with a new one. The basic idea behind this creative retreat was to distance oneself from the chaotic city life and spend some quality time with oneself.
The event took place on 20th & 21st October. All the participants gathered at Poonam Chambers to collectively move towards the destination, Camp Nirvana which was set amidst mountains and lake, nearly 50 kms from Nagpur. Rakesh Tiwari who is a famous YouTube celebrity and a well-known spoken word artist was invited from Mumbai to take a workshop on nuances of storytelling and free verse poetry.
He spoke about character-building, plot-making and selection of experiences to be converted into stories. He also performed some of his best pieces which left the participants awestruck. After completion of the workshop all the participants shared their stories around the bonfire. Hardik Agrawal shared his travelling experiences which left the crowd laughing. Sonetry and Live Music was performed by the trio, Husain Rasheed, Mayur Thakre and Sharthiyon Biswas.
The next day began by listening to chirping of the birds followed by trekking to the nearby hill. The hilltop had a beautiful picturesque of the huge lake and its treaches. The retreat ended with people exchanging post cards with each other and bidding goodbye to one another