Writing for Change: A creative writing workshop for young people who care about our planet

Children Event (To Edit)
Saturday, 18th December 2021
From 10:00am to 12:00pm (IST)


Do you care about what is happening to our beautiful planet? Do you want to shine a spotlight on its treasures? Do you want to reverse the environmental damage across the globe? From Greta Thunberg to Malala Yousafzai, young people are leading the way to social and environmental change. Like them, you could too.

Kitab KhannaHarperCollins India and Avid Learning present a unique creative writing workshop led by Children’s Author, Founder, Peek A Book Literature Festival for Kids, Lubaina Bandukwala. This workshop will explore themes on writing for the environment and climate change with focus on Coral Woman, a children's book that tells the fascinating life story of Uma Mani, a homemaker and artist, who in her 50's, found the courage to dive for the first time into the coral reefs that she so loved. Uma Mani, herself will join the workshop briefly to share her journey and how she has devoted her artistic practice to create awareness about marine conservation. 


Highlights of the workshop 

Build skills to write effectively and persuasively to bring about the change you believe in. 

Elements of research.

Basics of immersive story-telling.

Tips on effective editing.

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Lubaina Bandukwala

Author, Curator and Founder, Peek A Book – Festival of Children's Literature

Lubaina Bandukwala completed her master’s in journalism. She has been in children’s publishing for a decade. She has written four books and numerous short stories for several publishers: Pratham, FunOKPlease, Hachette and Scholastic India. She has edited publications for most major media houses including DNA (DNA ya!), Times of India (KidZone) Time Life (New N’ Stuff) and has served as consulting editor for Scholastic India and HarperCollins. She is passionate about promoting Indian children’s books and authors and has been a curator and creator of literary experiences and festivals for more than 6 years. She founded and ran the children’s literature section at the Kalaghoda Arts Festival for four years, founded Peek-A-Book Literature Festival, the only children’s literature festival in Mumbai and Hyderabad. She has produced commissioned festivals and pop-ups for the CSMVS Museum (Formerly known as Prince of Wales Museum of Western India), Eat India Company Festival and at several schools in the city. She has also curated books for India’s first children’s book subscription box, Enchantico. She is considered a subject matter expert in contemporary children’s reading and literature and has been invited as a speaker at TedX (DJ Sanghvi, Mumbai) and on several panels including She The People Writer’s Festival, Avid Learning and Kalaghoda Arts Festival.

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Kitab Khana
Kitab Khana
HarperCollins Publishers India
HarperCollins Publishers India
Peek-a-Book Children's Literature Festival
Peek-a-Book Children's Literature Festival
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