Wednesday, January 18, 2012

JLF in the city Meet the Author

Pratham Books is pleased to introduce the “JLF in the city Meet the Author” program for schools. 

It is organized jointly in association with the DSC Jaipur Literature Festival , Pratham Books  and supported by the Tehelka Foundation and the Ministry of Culture.

DSC Jaipur Literature Festival is the largest literary festival in Asia-Pacific, and the most prestigious celebration of national and international literature to be held in India. It encompasses a rage of readings, talks, debates, performances, children’s workshops and interactive activities held in the beautiful heritage property, Diggi Palace in Rajasthan’s capital, Jaipur.

JLF in the city Meet the Author sessions are organized with an objective of bringing children close to books and provide children an opportunity to interact with visiting authors at the one of the largest festivals in the world - JLF. Children are introduced to the magical and wonderful world of books. We believe that if children get an early taste of reading books for pleasure, their educational journey becomes exciting and full of the joy of discovering things on their own. The habit of reading makes them self motivated learners and books become friends for life.

The literature festival primarily aims at bringing authors and talents in the field of literature from across the globe. We are going to bring some of the children’s authors, book illustrators, performers and artists interact with children in schools under the program.

This part of festival has something for children across the ages of 3-15 years and we believe children enjoy listening to writers and artists share their stories, introduce their work and bring books alive for children. 

The Meet the Author program is being conducted on 18th and 19th January 2012 .

During the festival days the action shifts to the Young Adults’ Workshops on the theme Democracy Dialogues. A Tehelka Foundation initiative, a not for profit Trust that has been working at the intersection of Active Citizenship and Youth Empowerment for the past 7 years, these workshops explore the essence of democracy and seek to promote a culture of public reasoning, even as we create spaces for dissent and dialogue. Registration for these workshops is open at the moment for young adults between the ages of 15 – 18 years. 

Click here to see the schedule of the Jaipur Literature Festival (20th-24th January, 2012).

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