Monday, January 16, 2012

International Conference on Book Therapy

Via AWIC

Date : 9 - 11 February 2012

Venue : Indian Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi, India

Special attraction of the Conference
1 Exhibition of outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities 2010-2011.
2 International Exhibition of Picture Books/ Books to heal.
3 Exhibition from Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

The Association of Writers and Illustrators for Children (AWIC), the Indian Section of International Board on Books for Young People (Ind. BBY), is holding a three-day INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BOOK THERAPY from 9 – 11 February, 2012 at New Delhi, India.

AWIC, founded by Late K. Shankar Pillai in 1981, is a voluntary organization dedicated to the development of creative literature for children and the promotion of reading.

This Conference aims to deliberate upon the therapeutic aspect of literature and the impact of children’s books on the victims of natural calamities and man-made disasters such as war, terrorism, violence, hatred and social injustice.

Book Therapy has a far-reaching impact upon the mental health and all-round personality development of children. It cultivates reading interests, instills positive values and builds hope for the future.

Various sessions of the Conference will include:
- Writing to heal
- Reading to heal
- Activities to heal through books
- The Role of Books in Disaster Management

The Conference offers an excellent opportunity to interact with and share the experiences of eminent speakers, and learn about disaster management in different parts of the world. There will be attractive exhibitions and cultural programmes during the conference.

Click here for more details and to find out about the registration process.

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