Children | Literature | Fun - Bangalore Literature Festival 2023

Children|Literature|Fun or C|L|F has in store plenty of activities for kids of all ages and parents are most welcome to join and watch!

Events start from 10 am.

Note: Please register for the C|L|F sessions using the form provided on this page.

Day 1 | Sat | Dec 2

#blrlitfest Venues
Forest Friends (4y+)By the River (8y+)Malabar (12y+)
10:30 am
The Gopi Diaries
Sudha Murty with Tina Narang
(Gopi will be there!)
11:00 am
Where is Mr Thookam?
Anusha Veluswamy
11:00 am
Not That Different
Archana Mohan and Mugdha Kalra
11:00 am
Space Exploration
Biman Nath and Shreekanth Rao
11:30 am
Wet Paint
Asha Nehemiah
11:30 am
Thoughtful, Playful!
Chatura Rao
11:30 am
Science is to Wonder!
Kollegala Sharma
12 noon
From Amar Chitra Katha: My First Comic 'Gaja and Kitty'
Reena Puri and Sanjhiya Mayekar
12 noon
Haladi Topi Hakki - An Illustration session
Naganath GS
12 noon
Making Coding Cool
Divya Anand
12:30 pm
How to Cook up Stories!
Indu Balachandran
12:30 pm
Why We Love Monsters
Nirmal Pulickal
12:30 pm
My Three Kids
Zai Whitaker
1:00 pm
Sing with Sa
Radhika Joshi
1:00 pm
Memorable Moments in Indian Cricket
Shom Biswas and Titash Banerjea
1:00 pm
How Do You Become a Journalist?
Priti David
1:30 pm
Make a Story of Friendship!
Sanid Asif and Vishnu Nair
1:30 pm
The Ultimate Battle Against Garbage Monsters
Shweta Taneja
1:30 pm
Ghosts of the Past
Shabnam Minwalla
2:00 pm
Strings Attached: Puppetry
Bhagirathy
2:00 pm
Journaling your Life
Lakshmi Iyer
2:00 pm
Stories In 60 Seconds
Anitha Mithra
2:30 pm
Giggles and Journeys: Sail Around the World with Folktales
Aishwarya, Jyothi Kunjoor, Neha from Kathalaya
2:30 pm
Simi Stands Tall
Arti Sonthalia
2:30 pm
Are you In'quiz'itive About Mumbai?
Fiona Fernandez
3:00 pm
How Do We Name this Dog?
Menaka Raman
3:00 pm
Creativity with Cuppetry
Ranjan De
3:00 pm
Beyond Hattamala – Performance: Abridged Version
Bangalore Little Theatre
3:30 pm
Nature Journaling for Kids
Shruti Jha
3:30 pm
Art for Mental Health
Bhargavi Raman
3:30 pm
Unprincess
Manjula Padmanabhan
4:00 pm
Fun with Limericks
Deepika Ponnappa
4:00 pm
What the Dark Sounds Like
Krishna Bala Shenoi
4:00 pm
Six Steps to Brilliant Writing: A Writing Workshop
Reshma K Barshikar
4:30 pm
Clowning Time
Bhandutvas
4:30 pm
The Elephant Who Flew Over Blue Mountains
Anand Neelakantan with Tina Narang
4:30 pm
Makaras and Manticores
Sheena Deviah
– All sessions will start and end on time. Schedule subject to change. Please check back periodically for updates.
– All sessions are at the venue only and there will be no live streaming. Video recordings will be available on the Festival’s YouTube channel at a later date.

Day 2 | Sun | Dec 3

#blrlitfest Venues
Forest Friends (4y+)By the River (8y+)Malabar (12y+)
10:30 am
How the Bamboo Got its Bounty
Sudha Murty with Sohini Mitra
11:00 am
Once upon a Dum Di Da: Stories and Music
Rinila Rachel
11:00 am
There’s been a Burglary! What now?
Mallika Ravikumar
11:00 am
AI - The Buzz and Beyond
Raam and Shalini
11:30 am
Gajapati Kulapati Story: Pachak, Damaal & Aachoo!
Ashok Rajagopalan
11:30 am
Bahadur and Friends
Priya Kuriyan
11:30 am
Kanjoos Bugger, Firdouse
Kirtana Kumar
12 noon
So Many Leaves
Harini Nagendra and Seema Mundoli
12 noon
Get Ready to Meet Shiva and Parvati!
Rachna Chhabria
12 noon
Earth Calling, Detectives, Warriors and Scholars!
Mamathi Chari
12:30 pm
Storytelling with Puppets
Pallavi Chander
12:30 pm
Mahalaxmi Will Go to Mysore - Book Reading
Niyatee Sharma
12:30 pm
Gangamma's Gharial
Shalini Srinivasan
1:00 pm
The Poop Book!
Tejaswini Apte-Rahm
1:00 pm
Anatomy of a Comic
Satwik Gade
1:00 pm
The Birth of my Nation
Sutapa Basu
1:30 pm
Connecting the Invisible Threads of Bharat
Charanya Kumar
1:30 pm
Living in Dreamtime
Aparna Jaishankar and Usha
1:30 pm
Ammini Against the Storm
Vishaka George
2:00 pm
The Potty Princess - Chapter One Reading
Toulou
2:00 pm
Mapping Memories with Monkey Mischief
Deepta Sateesh and Malvika Tewari
2:00 pm
Illustrations and Pop-up Books
Elsa Mroziewicz
2:30 pm
Who is Boodabim?
Alankrita Amaya
2:30 pm
Dhoom..Dhoom..Thak
Geeta Ramanujam and Poornima from Kathalaya
2:30 pm
Oops, Here's Butterfingers!
Khyrunnisa A
3:00 pm
Befriending Buffalo Baby: A Comedy of Errors with Laali!
Nandita Rao
3:00 pm
Be A Mind-Ninja!
Roopa Pai
3:00 pm
The Inheritance of Memory: An Intergenerational Discussion
Aparna Raman
3:30 pm
Ruhi finds her Princess: Follow her Search
Reshma Bachwani
3:30 pm
Chasing the Rain
David Yambem
3:30 pm
Making Comic Strips
Priyankar Gupta
4:00 pm
The Big Bad Fight
Bhavana Rajendran and Yamini Vijayan
4:00 pm
What Food Tells Us!
Sadaf Hussain
4:00 pm
Kind Hearts, Happy Tails
Sudha Narayan
4:30 pm
Geronimo's Enchanted Adventure
Ramya Srinidhi
4:30 pm
Silly Billy Mimes
Suhasini Seelin
4:30 pm
Emo-Explorers: Mystery with Fun
Anurag Kothari and Ekta Bhandari
– All sessions will start and end on time. Schedule subject to change. Please check back periodically for updates.
– All sessions are at the venue only and there will be no live streaming. Video recordings will be available on the Festival’s YouTube channel at a later date.

Workshop

11:00 am to 4:30 am
Ages: 5+

Inside the Story Tent!

 

 

The Story Tent will be a place of fantasy, wonder and excitement! A world of its own – the world of Amar Chitra Katha and Tinkle!
The Story Tent is where you will hear the most exciting stories, create imaginative posters, answer challenging quizzes, learn to draw wonderful characters and do as much colouring as you possibly can.
And there are lots of prizes and gifts to take away too!
Taking you into this world will be the writers and artists from Amar Chitra Katha.

Here is what we will have

  • Storytelling sessions – Stories from ACK and ACK junior told by the team
  • Drawing sessions – Our artist will conduct short drawing sessions for small groups of children
  • Colouring sessions – Tinkle Fun Books for colouring
  • Poster-making session
  • Mini Quizzes
11:30 am and 4:00 pm
Ages: 5-9

You are my tulip, I am your cat

Aušra Kiudulaitė and Evelina Daciūte

 

How similar we are, how much we become each other when we are together?

These were the questions asked by Lithuanian illustrator Aušra Kiudulaitė and writer Evelina Daciūte, the pair behind the book A story about a cat and a tulip. Their first book The Fox on the Swing won the Batchelder Award in the US in 2019. During the workshop the author and the illustrator will reveal the secrets of the book and talk with children about their friendship. Right after that children will be able to create a special collage of their own.

In partnership with:

Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania

10:00 am onwards
Festival Bookstore
Ages: 4+

Children’s Voices

 

When given an opportunity, every child can express themselves. With this space, along with Bachpan Manao Badhte Jao and Bookosmia (smell of books) our focus is to celebrate childhood, the small joys, showcase creativity of children from across India and help those visiting the fest feel creative and confident.

We’re calling all children to be part of the Bachpan Manao Badhte Jao movement to make their unique voices heard! Pop over to our space to check out creative work- art, poems, stories and videos shared by children just like you from metros to small towns across the country, published by Bookosmia-India’s No.1 publisher ‘for kids,by kids’. Your voice matters!

Pick up an activity sheet with an interesting prompt and share your thoughts in the medium of your choice – art, words, speech or any other. Get your creative work stamped, get a certificate and have your work published.

Partners

Bachpan Manao Badhte Jao
Bookosmia

Queries

For any C|L|F related queries please call, sms/WhatsApp Vikram Sridhar on 9945799224