JUNIOR KOLKATA LITERARY MEET
Since 2017, ThinkArts has curated this annual literary festival for young readers. Presented by Kolkata Literary Meet, one of the leading literature festivals of the city, the edition for children and young people includes Author sessions, creative workshops, book launches and more. Hundreds of children from schools across Kolkata, attend the festival every year. Award winning authors from India and abroad have graced the festival.
2017 to 2020
Gemma Ruis Pala
Paro Anand & Sarah Rose
Sampurna Chattarji & Eurig Salisbury
I had a fabulous time with the kids. Thank you! It was evident from the way the children engaged that they're exposed to the arts and stimulating activities. In all the places I've had the opportunity to interact with kids -- there are always a few who are full of life, but what I saw in Kolkata was heartening. In the Bookasura session at Son et Lumiere where there were hundreds of kids, I could tell that all their minds are active.
You're making a difference in the lives of so many. Please keep up the wonderful work you're doing.
- Arundhati Venkatesh, Author
While Ms. Chataura Rao, through a captivating discourse on her book “Growing Up in Pandupur, was able to ignite the young minds, to enrich their creative pursuits, Mr. Siddharth Sharma reflected the importance of “Referendum, Debate and Dissent” in a functional Democracy as India. Answering to my queries on relevant clauses of The Indian Constitution along with the dichotomy it faces during its operative state, Mr. Sharma provided a realistic portrayal of the political scenario of our nation.
Being a teacher and a resident of the city which has a rich literary and historical legacy, I sincerely appreciate the effort taken by the organizers of the Literary Meet to host this event annually, an exemplary platform where the luminaries from the literary world converge. In this digital era where reading from books has taken a backseat, this initiative is immensely commendable.
.- Malabika Das, Teacher