On 21 & 22 July 2012, Vanavil Foundation organized a Tamil writing workshop for aspiring writers from the LGBT community. The event was supported by Orinam, a support group for LGBT persons in and from Chennai; and the Tamil Nadu Progressive Writers and Artists Association (TPWAA). This two-day event took place at the All India Catholic University Federation's (AICUF) space in Chennai.
Twenty seven people people participated in this workshop which was only the beginning of a several-months long writing process. Vanavil Foundation has planned to support the participants with mentorship provided by Tamil writers and to bring out the results of this process in book form. The two-day workshop was a mixture of talks, sharing, games and exercises