At 12 years and above, it is likely to be your child who guides you around the festival, but it will be useful if you have a heads up on the schedule so that you can do some gentle back-seat driving.
Here is our pick of the lot. And to view the complete schedule you can visit: www.bookaroo.in/year/2014/delhi/schedule/
The line up for this age group is aimed at provoking thought and discussion, introducing them to various forms of writing, characterisation and how to make stories come alive and also to create awareness of the presence and importance of uncompromising literature everywhere.
29th November 2014
- A highly recommended session to start your day with is Writing Humour is not that Ha Ha Hard! at The Stage at 10:30 am with OLIVER PHOMMAVANH, who will tell you how he writes jokes, how he comes up with ideas for funny stories and wacky characters. Registered Event.
- Next you can move to the story of three friends, one investigative parrot, a famous scientist's missing research papers and a mysterious blue stone that must return to a secret valley before the Dargate arrive. Infinity Adventures by Anuradha MAJUMDAR at 12:00 noon at the Amphitheatre.
- Clutch your sides and try to stop yourself giggling as you join the two bumbling brothers, adventure enthusiasts and blundering blokes, Harshabardhan and Gobardhan on their crazy escapades! A Laughter Riot….Ha! Hee! Ho by Arunava SINHA 13:30 hrs at the Kahani Tree.
- An interactive drawing session with Henning Wagenbreth is on The Palms at 15:00 hrs. Or you can choose to attend Story Come Lately by RUPA GULAB at The Mound at 15:00 hrs where you can create a story of teenage life--its joy, its angst, it’s fun.
- Wrap up your day with either of these sessions on the intricacies of writing. One is Writing for Me, Writing for You at the Amphitheatre at 16:30 hrs with JAMILA GAVIN. The 14 to 16 age group can catch the other session - Less is More at The Mound at 16:30 hrs with Andaleeb WAJID (Limited to 50). Discuss your writing aspirations with Andaleeb Wajid, the author of the Tamanna trilogy, and write your own flash fiction. The best stories will be featured on the Bloomsbury India Facebook page.
30th November 2014
- You can have a late start on Sunday and make your way to Mati Ghar by 12 noon for Unforgotten With TOHBY RIDDLE where he will discuss what inspired this powerful book and how its mesmerising images were constructed.
- If you missed JAMILA GAVIN’s Writing for Me, Writing for You on Saturday, you can catch it again at 13:30 hrs at Mati Ghar.
- Here’s a laugh-out-loud session with JUDY BALAN, How to Train Your Grown-Up at The Stage at 15:00 hrs. Find out why grown-ups are so strange and how we can train them.
- If music and drawing is more your thing, make your way to the Doodle Wall by 15:00 hrs for The Music Wall by HENNING WAGENBRETH.
- In between sessions, do drop in at Bookart at The Gallery (above the Mati Ghar) - the all day exhibition of original art by 10 of India's best children's book illustrators - A Ramachandran, Ajanta Guhathakurta, Anitha Balachandran, the late Bindia Thapar, Jagdish Joshi, Jitendra Thakur, Kavita Singh Kale, Priya Kuriyan, Suvidha Mistry, Vandana Bist. It will not take you very long to go through the exhibition, but is a must see - not only for the beautiful illustrations in different styles but also to appreciate the complexities and intricacies of visuals created for children's books.