Thursday, September 22, 2011

An Illustrated Book in 4 languages in 2 days!

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Don't miss the “live” write-a-thon!

Pratham Books has invited four authors to write a book in just 2 days. The story, illustrations and language translations will be done by an all-woman team. The write-a-thon will be relayed “live” on our new website That’s right, you'll be able to catch every word as its written. The story will revolve around a girl protagonist and free downloads of the book will be available from 24th September, International Girl Child Day.

To follow the write-a-thon, click here. And while you are there do visit our eStore, browse through our books, see what's in stock and buy our books online!

Here are the details
The author marathon will work as follows:
22nd Sept 12.30 – 2.30 pm : Roopa Pai starts the author marathon.
22nd Sept 3 pm – 5.00 pm : Subhadra Sengupta continues the author marathon.
23rd Sept 9.30 am – 11.30 pm : Anita Vachharajani continues the author marathon.
23rd Sept 12.15 – 2.15 pm : Mala Kumar concludes the author marathon.

In between the story writing sessions, four illustrators; Suvidha Mistry, Anupama Ajinkya Apte, Zainab Tambawalla and Tanvi Choudhury. will illustrate the book.

Pratham Books' editors will also translate the book in Hindi, Marathi and Kananada too. If any of you are interested in translating the book into other languages, please mail us at web(at)prathambooks(dot)org.

The story that will be created over the 2 day period will be used in storytelling sessions across the country on the 24th of September on the occasion of International Girl Child Day. Pratham Books' Champions [storytelling volunteers] will conduct sessions at orphanages, Government Schools, community libraries in their localities. So far we've had many volunteers sign up for this from different parts of the country....Nagaland, Coimbatore, Bangalore, Chennai, Vadodara, Delhi, Bhopal etc. We will update this list soon. Stay tuned!

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