Sahitya Akademi to hold workshop for children on creative writing from May 22-26

Sahitya Akademi, the National Academy of Letters, will conduct the first edition of Kissa-O-Kalam: The Speaking Pen, an annual workshop for children on creative writing in Hindi and English, here from May 22-26.
The workshop will be held at its office in the capital at Rabindra Bhavan, 35, Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi – 110001, a press release from the academy said.
The release said the five-day session had been planned with a special focus to help children enjoy reading and writing, to play with language, and to use it creatively as a first step towards the creation of books.
The workshop will have seats for 50 children in the age group of 8 – 16 years.  After applicants fill up the registration form, shortlisted children will be called for an interaction. A final list of selected children will later be announced. Children who complete the workshop will be awarded a Certificate of Participation.
The workshop will be conducted by Chandana Dutta, Suvidha Mistry and Vandana Bist. There will be a special three-hour interaction during the workshop with Anushka Ravishankar, the popular and widely published children’s writer.
Details on the workshop, the registration form, process and dates can be seen here  Sahitya Akademi website: or from telephone numbers 011-23386088, 23387064, the release added.


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