Toto Funds the Arts and Karadi Tales
are pleased to announce a two–day workshop on
Writing for Children’s Picture Books
Facilitator: Shobha Viswanath
Venue: The Jamun, 521, 2nd Main, 3rd Block, RMV Extension 2nd Stage, Bangalore-94
Dates: Saturday, 19 October & Sunday, 20 October 2019
Time: 10.30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. (both days)
Fee: Rs 4,000
To write for children, you must know what children want, and more importantly, what they do not want. They hate clichés, predictable plot lines and the moral-of-the-story trope. The workshop will help participants sift through ideas to pick those viable in the book market for four-to-eight-year-olds. They will get writing prompts to start on their stories, receive one-on-one feedback from the workshop conductors on specific areas of improvement, learn how to ruthlessly edit their own work, get a taste of what it’s like to work with professional editors, and come to know the do’s and don’ts of submitting manuscripts to publishers.
About the facilitator:
Shobha Viswanath is the co-founder and publishing director of Karadi Tales Company. She has written over 25 children’s books including Little Vinayak which was on the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) List of Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities.
The workshop, limited to 18 participants, is open to those between the ages of 18 and 40. To apply, send a writing sample of not more than 1000 words to email@example.com with the subject line ‘Writing workshop’ by 30 September 2019. In the email, please include your full name, age, mobile number, a bio-note and 3 story ideas of not more than 50 words each (a synopsis of each idea) which you would like to work on at the workshop.
Note to applicants
Once you are selected, we will let you know how to remit the fee. Coffee/tea will be provided over the two days, but participants will have to make their own arrangements for lunch.