Zara Chowdhary


Office Hours:Tues Thurs 2-3


Zara Chowdhary is a screenwriter with an MA in Writing for Performance from the University of Leeds. She’s now getting acquainted with prose and non-fiction and rekindling her love affair with poetry through the MFA in Creative Writing and the Environment.

She started as a set runner a very long time ago, worked her way up as a producer and assistant director for TV commercials and indie projects, ran a digital filmmaking studio, served as a copywriter on nationwide ad campaigns and was one of six storytellers in a writers’ room for the Indian movie studio Eros International.

In this program, Zara has focussed on sci-fi literature and speculative fiction theories, Holocaust writing and imagery and Theatre direction. Her work has won her the Pearl Hogrefe Award in Creative Nonfiction (2019), the MVICW Fellowship for Parent Writers (2018), and she's just completed a summer internship program with Turner Classic Movies in original documentary production.