CONVERSATIONS CENTRAL

Time Topic Speakers
9:15 – 9:30 Welcome Keynote Address Kavita Gupta Sabharwal
9:40 – 10:10 Revival of Story Telling Shobha Vishwanath, Jeeva Raghunath, Ruby Hembrom
10:20 – 10:50 Stories told/ Supressed ( Part 1 ) – Your world between the covers Paro Anand, Devika Rangachari, Nadine Bailey, Nandana Sen
11:00 – 11:30 Stories told/ Supressed ( Part 2 ) Archana Garodia, Jahnavi Barua, Priya Kuriyan, Reema Gupta
12:00 – 12:30 The Power of Language – Shrinking expression Sandhya Rao, Anuradha Ruhil Barua, Natasha Sharma
1:00 – 1:30 The Missing Canon Colin Kelman,Devika Cariappa, Katie Day, Stephen Alter
1:40 – 2:10 Local Books Going Global – (In association with SCBWI India) Arundhati Venkatesh, Katie Milway Smith, Shobha Vishwanath, Veera Hiranandani
2:20 – 2:50 The Reading Diet Gita Vardharajan and Donna Jo Napoli


UP, CLOSE & PERSONAL WITH…

Time Topic Speakers
10:30 – 11:00 The Clever Tailor – Storytelling Session Janaki Sabesh
11:45 -12:15 Five Little Monkeys, Talkative Tortoise, and Grandma’s Beat – Storytelling Session Jeeva Raghunath
12:20 -12:50 ​A Peep into the Future Realms Srijan Pal Singh
2:20 – 2:50 From Leeches To Slug Glue – Book Launch Roopa Pai
3:00 – 3:20 Mambi and the Forest Fire: An interactive storytelling session Nandana Dev Sen


Book Reading Schedule

Time Author Title Age group
9:30 -9:45 Sangeeta Kadur Wildlife in a City Pond – Written by Ashish Kothari, Illustrated by Sangeeta Kadur 5-7 years
10:00 – 10:15 Nafisa Nandini Crishna The Globetrotters – Written by Arefa Tehsin, Illustrated by Nafisa Nandini Crishna 9-12 years
10:30 – 10:45 Aditi De A Moment of Truth written by Sigrun Srivastav 10-13 years
11:00 – 11:15 Arefa Tehsin Amra and the Witch 8-9 years
11:30 – 11:45 Bhakti Mathur Amma, Tell Me About ​Diwali!, Amma, Tell Me About Durga Puja! 4-8 years
12:00 – 12:15 Jahnavi Barua Next Door 16-18 years
12:30 – 12:45 Veera Hiranandani The Night Diary 11-13 years
1:00 – 1:15 Deepak Dalal Ranthambore Adventure 10-12 years
1:30- 1:45 Payal Kapadia Twice Upon a Time 9-12 years
2:00 – 2:15 Urvashi Balasubramanian The Little Glow 9-12 years
2:30 – 3:00 Neha Mundhra Kyo and Obi 5+ years