At Stones2Milestones we strive to make reading fun so that children take it up as a hobby rather than a chore. We have now partnered with like-minded souls from the Bookaroo Trust to spread the joy of reading. Join us at Stones2Milestones Bookaroo Children’s Literature Festival 2017, to be held on 25th and 26th November, at the Children’s park, India Gate, New Delhi.
Bookaroo Children’s Literature Festival 2017 turns 10 this year. Started by the Bookaroo Trust in 2008, this Children’s Lit Fest was the first of it’s kind and still remains India’s only Children’s Literature Festival and Asia’s largest Children’s Literature Festival.
The festival is truly a colourful event full of workshops and arts and craft activities conducted by writers, illustrators, artists, and storytellers. Children and adults alike get the opportunity to interact with authors and publishers all in an environment infused with fun and frolic.
While the idea came up in a little bookshop, Bookaroo has been held in cities like Delhi, Srinagar, Pune, Goa, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Jaipur, and Kuching (in Malaysia). Bookaroo also debuted in Bengaluru in September 2017. For its wonderful success over the past 10 year’s, Bookaroo has also won the International Excellence Award in the Literary Festivals at the London Book Fair held in March 2017.
Stones2Milestones has partnered with Bookaroo to make it an even more exciting event this year. Celebrations have already begun with illustrations from children’s books being painted on 10 walls around the city. On 25thand 26th November over 50 award-winning writers, illustrators, poets and storytellers which includes 18 speakers from outside India are scheduled to captivate children and adults alike with stories, activities and conversations about books.
Enjoy Delhi’s first Ski Slalom, a Story Mountain, the original Oranginus Tragonus Transmuter, an Indian Beach and an Upside Down Forest, two duelling illustrators competing in the Battle of the Brushes and history in a bowl of paneer makhani. Publishers such as Amar Chitra Katha, DK Books, Puffin India and Duckbill have all planned exciting sessions.
If you have ever wondered how to get children interested in reading, here is your opportunity to immerse yourself and your children into the world of stories and books. Listen to writers and illustrators talk about the magic of stories.
Entry is free and open to all. There is no pre-registration required. All you have to do is walk into Children’s Park, India Gate, New Delhi between 10.30 am and 5.30 pm participate in all the fun and games.