Toto Funds the Arts & Karadi Tales
are pleased to announce a two–day workshop on
Writing for Young Children
Facilitators: Shobha Viswanath and Soumitra Ranade
Venue: The Jamun, 521, 2nd Main, 3rd Block, RMV Extension 2nd Stage, Bangalore 560 094
Dates: Saturday 28 July & Sunday 29 July 2018
Time: 10.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. (both days)
Fee: Rs 3,500
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 dos and don’ts of submitting manuscripts to publishers.
About the facilitators:
Shobha Viswanath is the co-founder and publishing director of Karadi Tales Company. She lives in Chennai and considers herself an accidental writer. She collects picture books and poetry books, and has written over 25 children’s books.
Soumitra Ranade is an art director, photographer, illustrator, and filmmaker whose films have been screened internationally, including at Cannes. He works in the animation industry. He has written two picture books for children, both of which take inspiration from his sons’ overactive imaginations.
The workshop, limited to 15 participants, is open to those between the ages of 18 and 40. Please fill in the application form (link given below). Deadline for submission: Tuesday 10 July.
Note to applicants
Once you are selected, we will let you know how to remit the fee. Coffee/tea will be provided but participants will have to make their own arrangements for lunch.