Television, tablets and internet have changed the face of childhood. When you can watch a movie, why read a book?
Teachers say it’s educational. Improve your English; improve your spelling; improve your marks.
But another far simpler reason to read is simply that reading is fun! Create, imagine, read!
The children will be taught how to select and read books from the library’s collection. There will be a prize for every week for the child who demonstrates good reading skills and is able to apply the guidelines taught.
- To develop a love for reading
- To imagine and spark creativity
- To learn how to communicate and understand art
- To learn how to make a book (group project)
– Help children read and enjoy books from other cultures
– Encourage children to read, learn and imagine
– Encourage children to tell stories and work together
Who can attend?
Children in the age group of 8-12 years.
Varsha Seshan is a writer, dancer and teacher. She has completed her Masters in English Literature from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, winning two medals for Shakespeare studies.
At the age of six, Varsha Seshan discovered that she could write. She couldn’t write just sentences; she could make up stories about mice turning into fairies and pixies that could make their cars run by themselves. At seven, she wrote a story about a witch who hated plants, and won the first prize in a story-writing competition. And then, she just didn’t stop writing.
Varsha’s first major publication was in July 2010. Her story The Nationals was published by Puffin in a collection of sports stories titled Let’s Play!
In April 2012, Happy Squirrel (an imprint of Leadstart Publishing Pvt. Ltd.) published a collection of her short stories titled The Story-Catcher. She has performed in India and abroad – and now teaches both Bharatanatyam and English literature.
Find out more about her on www.varshaseshan.com
Rs 1000/- per participant for British Library Members
Rs 2000/- for non-members (You will get a complimentary Gold 6 months membership when you register)
Registrations open on a first come first served basis upto a maximum of 20 participants.
(Please Note: refund will not be given if registration is cancelled but change in name is accepted)
Registrants are required to bring colour pencils
Please feel free to contact Sugandhi/Savitry on 4100 5300 / 5307 if you have any queries or need more information.
Days and Dates:
Sunday, 15 September
Sunday, 22 September
Sunday, 29 September
Saturday, 5 October
Sunday, 6 October
3.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.