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Kissa-O-Kalam: The Speaking Pen 2017

An Annual Workshop on Creative Writing in Hindi and English

 

Workshop Title: Exploring Forms of Writing - Short Stories and Poetry

Date: 22 to 26 May 2017 (Monday to Friday)

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (3 hours daily)

Age: 8 years to 16 years

Venue of Event: Sahitya Akademi, Rabindra Bhawan, 35, Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi-110001

 

 

SAHITYA AKADEMI
NEW DELHI

 

Kissa-O-Kalam: The Speaking Pen 2017

An Annual Workshop on Creative Writing in Hindi and English

 

 

22-26 May 2017 (Monday-Friday)

 

Press Release

 

NEW DELHI, 12 April 2017: Sahitya Akademi, the National Academy of Letters, New Delhi, launches the first edition of Kissa-O-Kalam: The Speaking Pen, an annual workshop for children on creative writing in Hindi and English.

 

A first of its kind initiative by the Akademi to sensitize our younger generations to our languages and literatures.

 

This initiative, Kissa-O-Kalam: The Speaking Pen, is a step forward to encourage and involve our children, our budding authors and thinkers of tomorrow, to participate and enjoy in the world of books and in the creative areas of reading and writing. This 5-day session, in New Delhi, from 22nd May to 26th May 2017 (Monday to Friday), is planned with a special focus to help children enjoy reading and writing, to play with language, and to use it creatively as a first step towards the creation of books.


Sahitya Akademi, the National Academy of Letters, established in 1954, is the central institution for literary dialogue, publication and promotion in the country and the only institution that undertakes literary activities in 24 Indian languages, including English. Over the 63 years of its dynamic existence, it has ceaselessly endeavored to promote good taste and healthy reading habits, to keep alive the intimate dialogue among the various linguistic and literary zones and groups. 

The children’s summer workshop is designed specially to get the children who participate to interact as a team as well as individuals, and create something new, on their own, at the end of the 5 days.

 

Workshop Title: Exploring Forms of Writing – Short Stories and Poetry
Date: 22-26 May 2017 (Monday - Friday)
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (3 hours daily)
Age: 8 years to 16 years
Venue: Sahitya Akademi, Rabindra Bhavan, 35, Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi – 110001

 

The workshop has a limited number of seats for 50 children. The selection process will be as follows: i) Filling of Registration Form, ii) All shortlisted children (first list) have to come for an interaction, iii) A final list of selected children will be announced for the workshop. Children who complete the workshop will be awarded a Certificate of Participation.

 

The 5-day workshop will be conducted by Chandana Dutta, Suvidha Mistry and Vandana Bist. There will be a special 3-hour interaction during the workshop with Anushka Ravishankar, the popular and widely published children’s writer.

 

For further details on the workshop, the registration form, processand dates, please visit the Sahitya Akademi website:www.sahitya-akademi.gov.in or

contact Tel: 011-23386088, 23387064.

 

(K. Sreenivasarao)

Secretary, Sahitya Akademi

 

 


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