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For the fifth year in a row, we are partnering with the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival and Teamwork Arts to manage to outreach component of the festival.
The Outreach from Jan 18-25th, 2016 will be hosted in 70 schools in and around Jaipur in at least two languages.
Young children in school learn to interact with books in many ways. As they learn language, they also get their first taste of literature in their text books, library books and books that their friends are reading. What can be more exciting for them than to meet the authors and illustrators who create these wonderful magical things called books!
The JLF Outreach takes the excitement of the world's finest literature festival right into their classrooms. Author interactions, readings, exciting discussions, and tips on writing...a truly rewarding experience for children and authors as they come face to face. This is one exchange of energy that can only have a positive outcome. The children leave the session with their head teeming with new ideas and their hearts full of the inexplicable joy of experiencing the magic of the word. The authors always come away charged with the energy that children carry- the energy of hope and finding a new generation of readers.
We've already received some pictures of the sessions that started yesterday...