CNCLF 2018 Guest Speakers

We have some amazing speakers lined up for the CNCLF 2018. They are well-loved authors by the children of our library, and we are sure you will have a fantastic time attending their sessions. So, without further ado, here they are.

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Ashok Rajagopalan

An illustrator since 1989 and a writer since 2006, Ashok Rajagopalan loves to tell stories and draw pictures that make people, especially little people, laugh. As his childhood hobbies have become his full-time occupation, he spends his free time reading, talking, laughing, and walking in the rain. He lives in a cool and green part of Chennai with his family and books.

 

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Shabnam Minwalla

Shabnam Minwalla has worked as a journalist with the Times of India and writes food columns, book reviews and features for Business Line, Times of India and DNA. Her first book, The Six Spellmakers of Dorabji Street, was critically acclaimed and won the Rivokids Parents’ and Kids’ Choice Award. It is being used as a reader by many schools and has also been converted into a play. Her other books include The Strange Haunting of Model High School, The Shy Supergirl, Lucky Girl and What Maya Saw. Shabnam got her MA in Journalism at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She was also a Chevening Scholar at Wolfson College in Cambridge.

 

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Khyrunnisa A.

Khyrunnisa A., prize-winning author of children’s fiction, loves reading, writing and children. She created the popular comic character Butterfingers for the children’s magazine Tinkle. Some of her stories, for children and for adults, have been published in various anthologies by Puffin Books, Children’s Book Trust and Unisun Publications. A collection, Lost in Ooty and Other Adventure Stories, was brought out by Unisun Publications in 2010. Her stories appear regularly in Dimdima and she has an ongoing fortnightly column, ‘Inside View’, in The Hindu Metroplus. She worked as Associate Professor of English at All Saints’ College, Thiruvananthapuram and is now a full-time writer. Visit her at www.khyrunnisa.com.

 

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Aditi De

Aditi De is a Bangalore-based author, dreamer, traveller, editor (though not necessarily in that order). She loves children and the world of the word. In 1989, she launched Junior Quest, the popular magazine from the Chandamama group, and later edited Open Sesame, the children’s supplement at the Deccan Herald. Her books for children include A Twist in the Tale: More Indian Folktales, Puffin Lives: Jawaharlal Nehru. She has written children’s columns for Chatterbox magazine, Deccan Chronicle and Young World.

 

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Jyothi Kunjoor

Jyothi Kunjoor has been a storyteller for more than 5 years now and has conducted 600+ storytelling sessions. She is a certified professional storyteller from Kathalaya, an internationally accredited institute for storytelling. Bethany High, Bethany Junior School, Valley School, Indus International Pre-School, India International Pre-School, St. Paul’s School, Cosy Nook Library, Hippocampus and Crossword are some of the places where she narrates stories. She also loves to sing, crochet and whistle.

Do register at the earliest!

Important Info: CNCLF 2017

Hello!

Thank you for registering for the first edition of Cosy Nook Children’s Literature Festival, to be held at Raheja Residency (Party Hall) from 10 a.m. on Sunday, 5th November.
Thanks to your overwhelming response, REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.
We have an exciting line-up of author discussions, writing workshop, panel discussion, illustration sessions lined up for our little and not-so-little friends. We at Cosy Nook are looking forward with great anticipation to welcoming the children tomorrow.
We thought this would be a good time to also let you know about a few things which will really help us in keeping the day running smoothly, and on time.
  • Do come to the registration desk in the morning between 9-945 am, and get your child’s name ticked off against our registered people’s list.
  • Please examine the schedule (at https://cosynooklibrary. wordpress.com) carefully and choose the sessions that you feel your child will enjoy the most.
  • Choose sessions that are age appropriate, and match his/her interests.
  • Please be ON TIME, so that we can start and end our sessions on time.
  • Those who are attending Priya Kuriyan and Bijal Vachharajani’s sessions should come with a pencil box with pencil, eraser and pen. They can also bring any kind of colours they wish (colour pencil, crayons).
  • Those coming for Bijal’s session should also bring any kind of object from the house (dice, old spectacles, small toy, leaf, anything).
  • The packed lunch will be available from 1.15 pm in the club house. Do please come with EXACT CHANGE (Rs 150) if  you have opted for it.
  • There will be a pop up bookstore in the club house balcony from 930 am tomorrow. Do please browse through the wonderful collection of books there alone, or with your child, and add to your book collection at home! We will be available for any book recommendations if you want. The day’s authors’ books will be displayed separately. Your child can buy from there and get the book signed after each session.
  • Do go through the previous blogposts for more information.
Mostly, we want everyone to have fun, and that can happen if everyone cooperates with us in keeping things neat, clean and orderly. Thank you once again for your enthusiastic support for this endeavour from Cosy Nook Library.
We will see you all at the Party Hall in Raheja Residency Sunday morning!
Warmly,
Team Cosy Nook

Meet the CNCLF 2017 Speakers

Once Upon a Time; Storytelling with a master storyteller

10.15 am-10.45 am

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Jyothi Kunjoor has been a storyteller for more than 5 years now and has conducted 600+ storytelling sessions. She is a certified professional storyteller from Kathalaya, an internationally accredited institute for storytelling. Bethany High, Bethany Junior School, Valley School, Indus International Pre-School, India International Pre-School, St. Paul’s School, Cosy Nook Library, Hippocampus and Crossword are some of the places where she narrates stories. She also loves to sing, crochet and whistle.

Let’s Find Ammachi’s Glasses: Join in a fun adventure of doodling and illustrating with Priya Kuriyan

11 am-12 pm

Priya

Priya Kuriyan is a children’s book writer and illustrator and an animator. A graduate of NID, Ahmedabad, she has directed educational films for the Children’s Film Society of India and the Sesame Street television show in India.  She has illustrated numerous books for various publishers, some of which are Princess Easy Pleasy, Rooster Raga, Monster Garden. Ammachi’s Glasses  is her latest wordless picture book from Tulika.

The Writing Masterclass: Learn the finer details of writing and editing in this writing workshop with Bijal Vachharajani

12.15 pm-1.15 pm

Bijal-Vachharajani

When Bijal Vachharajani is not reading Harry Potter, she can be found traipsing around the jungles of India or baking with chocolate. In her spare time, she works as a consultant editor with Pratham Books and writes about education for sustainable development, so she can fund those trips and buy those expensive Potter books. Bijal has a Masters in Environment Security and Peace from the University of Peace in Costa Rica. She is the author of two children’s book, So You Want to Know About the Environment and What’s Neema Eating Today?

Are you READY? Roopa Pai tells you how to become a world-conquering teenager with 99 must-have skills

2.15 pm-3.15 pm

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Roopa Pai is one of India’s best-known children’s authors. She has written more than 20 books, spanning subjects ranging from popular science to fantasy and philosophy to economics. Her books, which include the award-winning national bestseller The Gita for Children and Taranauts, India’s first complete fantasy-adventure series for children, are enjoyed by readers of all ages. This computer engineer brings together three other loves – history, working with young people and her home town Bengaluru – in her day job as a guide with Bangalore Walks, a history and heritage walks and tours company. Her latest book is Ready!: 99 Must-have Skills for the World-Conquering Teenager (and Almost-Teenager) from Hachette.

Announcing CNCLF 2017!

Cosy Nook Library is delighted to announce

Cosy Nook Children’s Literature Festival (CNCLF 2017)!!

Featuring:
  • Bestselling author Roopa Pai!
  • Acclaimed illustrator Priya Kuriyan!
  • Widely published Columnist, and Editor and Author Bijal Vachharajani!
  • Storytelling by our very own Jyothi!
  • Panel Discussion with parents and children!
  • A pop-up bookstore!
At CNCLF, children will
  • Interact with authors
  • Learn the art of illustrating
  • Listen to fun stories
  • Understand the process of writing and editing books
  • Participate in a panel discussion
  • Buy books and get them signed by the authors
CNCLF is a day-long festival and FREE for entry. It is open to all children over 6 years of age, up to teenagers. All parents and interested adults are invited too.
Date: 5 November 2017 (Sunday)
Time: 10 a.m. onwards
Venue: Party Hall, Raheja Residency
Requirements: Registration is a MUST. To register, please use the Contact form to send us an email, and we will mail you the Registration form.
DO NOT miss this wonderful opportunity to have your child spend a day among books, writing, art and more!