Piyusha Vir is a writer, artist, a CELTA-certified English Language trainer, and a Creative Writing Coach. She has worked with reputed organizations like British Council, Macmillan, Stratford University as an English Language Trainer for various projects and workshops including IELTS Coaching.
She teaches Spoken English and Creative Writing as Guest Faculty at NIFT, Delhi. She regularly conducts workshops on Creative Writing, and using Writing as a tool of self-expression and growth.
She has been published in several multi-author anthologies. Mock, Stalk and Quarrel-a multi-author anthology of 29 satirical tales, and The Readomania Book of Indian Mythology-an anthology of mythological stories, both published by Readomania Publishing; and Write in Power: An Anthology of the Personal and Political published by The Hidden Pen Collective.
She has authored three books: Just Another Day-a collection of thriller short stories, and Dashavatar-Stories of Lord Vishnu – a collection of mythological short stories, both published by Readomania Publishing; and Dasavatara (for children) published by Westland Publishing, under their children’s imprint, Red Panda. She is currently working on her next book, to be published soon.
In 2020, during the pandemic, she took to art in attempt to enhance her creativity. She enjoyed the journey so much that she took it up as a career rather than a hobby. She enjoys experimenting with various forms of paintings and artforms. Her favourite mediums are Watercolours, Acrylic, and Alcohol Ink Art. Apart from painting, she also enjoys creating bookmarks, coasters, planters, and pen stands in an eco-friendly casting (similar to Jesmonite)
One of her paintings was selected to be part of the multh-author Write In Power: An anthology of the personal and political (in which she also has a poem).
She has also conducted workshops on Alcohol Ink Art.
Her artworks and paintings are available for sale at www.piyushavir.com/shop
She began her journey in 2015, and since then her writings have been published on various platforms like Sheroes, LBB Delhi, Readomania, Momspresso and Women’s Web.
Certified as an English Language Trainer for Adults
(CELTA, University of Cambridge, 2017)
Attended several workshops and courses on Creative Writing.
She was awarded the Top 5 position in the Orange Flower Awards 2018 for the category of Writing for Social Impact and was one of the Finalists in 2020 for the category of Humour.
Her article ‘How Confident, Educated, Outspoken Modern Me Had Also Been Insidiously Trained To Be Invisible’ was nominated for the 2020 Laadli Media & Advertising Awards for Gender Sensitivity.
Her article ‘Angry Women Are ‘Nasty Women’ Because How DARE A Woman Express Her Anger Publicly!’ was awarded the Runner Up position at the Orange Flower Awards 2021 in the category of Writing For Social Impact.
Orange Flower Awards, 2021 – Runner Up for Writing for Social Impact.
Nominated for the 2020 Laadli Media & Advertising Awards for Gender Sensitivity. ‘Author of the Month’ November 2018 by Women’s Web. Finalist at the Orange Flower Awards 2020 in the category of Humour.
Top 5 at for the prestigious Orange Flower Awards 2018 (hosted by WomensWeb for Writing) in the category of Social Impact