10:30 – 11:30 am IST

Natasha & Sidhant Sharma

How authors in school libraries support readers and Get, Set Read – a community outreach with digitized video stories to government schools by Natasha Sharma.

Hear from award-winning author, Natasha Sharma on the different ways authors can help support, hook, create readers through visits to school libraries. Natasha connects to examples of what she brings to her sessions and how libraries can work with authors to fine-tune sessions to specific learning objectives. Her 15-year-old son, Sidhant Sharma showcases Get Set Read! a community outreach to government school children since June 2020 with read-aloud story videos through a unique distribution channel developed to support assisted online story reading through access to stories and available for use to everyone.

11:30 – 12:30 pm IST

Shabnam Minwalla

Portable Magic by Shabnam Minwalla.

Author Shabnam Minawala’s presentation titled Portable Magic will share how children’s books can do so much more than merely tell stories.

12:30 – 1:30 pm IST

Vinayak Mittal

Chasing your dreams by Vinayak Mittal.

Talk about how to live your passion and chase your dreams, how to develop reading and writings skills, ingredients to a good book. Eighteen year old author of Crossroads and Crosstimes.

1:30 – 2:30 pm IST

Shyamala Shanmugasundaram

Children’s Books of 2020 by Shyamala Shanmugasundaram.

From read-aloud for toddlers to early chapter books and young adult novels, discover the Indian children books of 2020. Discover new genres and topics which are capturing the imagination of children.

2:30 – 3:30 pm IST

Payal Kapadia

Lying to tell the Truth by Payal Kapadia.

Crossword Award-winning author Payal Kapadia talks about the only good reason to read; why she writes; and how her books are all different and yet the same.

3:30 – 4:30 pm IST

Preeti Vyas

Amar Chitra Katha- A Route to your Roots by Preeti Vyas.

A short talk on the relevance and importance of sharing authentic stories of history and mythology through the comic book medium.

4:30 – 5:30 pm IST

Reshma Krishnan Barshikar

Writing for Indian Young Adults by Reshma Krishnan Barshikar.

Author Reshma Krishnan Barshikar will share The Hidden Children and thoughts on writing for Indian Young Adults.