A YEAR LONG CHILDREN'S
LITERATURE FESTIVAL

NLF Imaginary Lines will draw and redraw our experiences through stories. The more our children read, the farther their minds will stretch and push against the fictitious boundaries we have set for ourselves. Whether you choose to draw the line or cross one, let’s throw each other a line, thus blurring the lines that divide us and forge those that connect us to one another.
Join us for a series of online events celebrating NLF Imaginary Lines which will be held digitally this year. Everything interesting is between the lines!

Upcoming Events

PAST EVENT VIDEOS

NLF Reading Challenge 2021 for Junior Readers

Book Chat Videos




Grand Finale Quiz | NLF Reading Challenge 2021

June 30, 2021 | 5.00 pm IST




Author interaction with Anthony McGowan on the book Lark

June 29, 2021 | 5.30 pm IST


Author interaction with Jacqueline Woodson on the book Harbor Me

June 23, 2021 | 6.30 pm IST



Author interaction with Aftab Yousuf Shaikh on the book Letters to Ammi

June 21, 2021 | 5.30 pm IST



Author interaction with Joseph Bruchac on the book Two Roadse

May 28, 2021 | 9.30 am IST



Author interaction with Kate diCamillo on the book Beverly, Right Here

May 25, 2021 | 6.30 pm IST



Author interaction with Venita Coelho on the book All of Me

May 21, 2021 | 5.30 pm IST



Author interaction with Cordis Paldano on the book The Dwarf, the Girl, and the Holy Goat

May 14, 2021 | 6.00 pm



Author interaction with Frances Hardinge on the book Deeplight

May 8, 2021 | 4.00 pm IST



Author interaction with Nancy Springer on the book The Case of the Missing Marquess

May 7, 2021 | 5.30 pm IST



Author interaction with Jane De Suza on the book Flyaway Boy

April 30, 2021 | 4.00 pm IST



Author interaction with John Connolly on the book The Book of Lost Things

April 24, 2021 | 4.00 pm IST



Author interaction with Kimberly Brubaker Bradley on the book The War that Saved My Life

April 23, 2021 | 5.30 pm IST



Author interaction with Jewell Parker Rhodes on the book Ghost Boys

April 16, 2021 | 6.30 pm IST



Author interaction with Paro Anand on the book Being Gandhi

April 9, 2021 | 5.30 pm IST



Author Interaction with Ben Rothery on the Book Hidden Planet

April 2, 2021 | 5.30 pm IST



Author interaction with Linda Sue-Park on the book A Long Walk to Water

March 19, 2021 | 7.00 pm IST



Author interaction and QnA Session With Marc Aronson

March 12, 2021 | 6:00 – 6:30 pm IST




Author Interaction & Q&A on the book Unfair | Rasil Kaur Ahuja

19 February 2021 | 5.30 – 6.00 pm IST



Author Interaction & Q&A| Debasmita Dasgupta

12 February, 2021 | 5.30 – 6.00 pm IST

NLF Imaginary Lines Book Club with Elizabeth Stewart

Session 2: 28th October 2020 |
10.00-11.00 am IST (GMT +5.5)

Diversity in Children’s Books and the Representation of Different Childhoods

20th November 2020
05.00- 06.30 PM IST (GMT +5.5)

NLF Imaginary Lines Book Club with Elizabeth Stewart

Session 1: 20th November |
06.30-07.30 pm IST (GMT +5.5)

Keynote Rohini Nilekani

10th October 2020
10.00- 10.30 AM IST (GMT +5.5)

Panel Discussion 1

A Sense of Place in Picture Books

10th October 2020
10:40 – 11:10 AM IST (GMT+5.5) 

Panel Discussion 2

The Reasons Why Young Readers Find Historical or Current Reality Captivating

10th October 2020
11:15 – 11:45 AM IST (GMT+5.5)

Panel Discussion 3

The Growing Complexity of Junior Readers in India
10th October 2020
10:40 – 11:10 AM IST (GMT+5.5)

Panel Discussion 4

The Reading of Young Adult Books in India
10th October 2020
11:15 – 11:45 AM IST (GMT +5.5)

Neev Book Award Announcement

10th October 2020
11:55 am – 12:30 PM IST (GMT+5.5)

NLF Imaginary Lines Book Club for Parents and Educators

Session 3: Sep 30 – Sujata Noronha (Early Literacy Specialist) 5.30 to 6.30 pm IST (GMT +5.5)

NLF Imaginary Lines Presents Expert Talk by Maryanne Wolf

Sept 26 | 9.30 – 10.30 am IST (GMT +5.5)

NLF Imaginary Lines Book Club for Parents and Educators

Session 2: Sep 23 – Katie Day (Children’s Literature Specialist) 5.30 to 6.30 pm IST (GMT +5.5)

NLF Imaginary Lines Book Club for Parents and Educators

Session 1: Sep 16 – Aruna Sankaranarayanan (Author / Psychologist) 5.30 to 6.30 pm IST (GMT +5.5)

NLF Imaginary Lines Book Club for Children
Veera Hiranandani
Session 2: Sept 11 | 5:30 pm- 6:00 pm IST

NLF Imaginary Lines Book Club for Children
Veera Hiranandani
Session 1: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM IST

Panel Discussion
Partition: Memory and Memorialisation
15th August 2020

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM IST (10:30 am to 11:30 am GMT)

Baavre Mann ke Khayali Pulao
A performance of Lakeerein by Kapil Pandey,  Storyteller and Author
15th August 2020

5:00 PM to 5:20 PM IST (11:30 am to 11:50 am GMT)

Panel Discussion
Peripheries: Boundaries on the Edge, Boundaries Within
15th August 2020

5:30 PM to 6:30 PM IST (12:00 pm to 1:00 pm GMT)