The Writer’s Bug organises literary and creative events and collaborates with organisations and institutions to program events for them. These are a few events that we have either conducted or have had the pleasure to be a part of:
Weaving Tales, in association with Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Byculla - The Writer’s Bug has tied up with Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum (Byculla, Mumbai) for a series of creative writing workshops for children with themes inspired by the museum exhibits. The museum, the oldest in Mumbai, has a wealth of history and art on display and this collaboration is our joint effort to give an immersive experience to children at the museum. The first workshop of the series was conducted by renowned children’s author, Deepak Dalal, on 30th August 2015. Watch this space for the next of the series.
100 Thousand Poets for Change (2015, 2014) - This global poetry festival is back to celebrate its fifth year in Mumbai and The Writer’s Bug is very excited to bring this opportunity again this year to the children to showcase their poetry writing skills. This festival brings communities together to call for environmental, social and political changes within the framework of peace and sustainability. Your child too can participate in this poetry event. The theme for this year is: the five elements of nature - fire, water, wind, earth and space. The children have to send in their entries to the following email id: firstname.lastname@example.org by 20th September 2015. The poems will be sent for a final round of selection. If the poem is selected, the child will perform his/ her poem at the festival on 18th October.
Leading Reading Schools of India (2015) - The Writer’s Bug has partnered with ‘Young India Books’ to promote reading amongst children. Through this initiative children from various Grades (1-3, 4-6, 7-10) can pick up a book from the list (link is shared). They submit their review after reading that book. Best review from each category will win an award. Click here to know more about the contest.
The Writer’s Bug Festival for Children (2013, 2012) - Click here to know more about this unique festival in which children not only participate but also organize.
HT No TV Day (2014)
The Summer Workshop, in association with Hamleys (2014)
Literature Live!, NCPA (2013, 2012)
Kids Town (2013)
Literacy Week, Ecole Mondiale World School (2012)
Mysterious History, R N Podar School (2012)
Literary Festival, Garodia International School (2012)