Via an email from Alliance Française, Bangalore (via Aravinda Anantharaman)
Françoise Malaval proposes a workshop for people inter
ested in the art of illustration, teachers in kindergarten and elementary classes that use illustrated books with children, as well as librarians involved in animation project for youth. The programe is based on know-how and techniques they can use and adapt to the specificity of their own project for a picture-book.
Patrice Favaro is a well known French children’s author and will present along with Françoise Malaval the first module

Workshop structure

  • Presentation of work on the picture books : author and illustrator
—> Narrative structure
—> Relation between text and image
— > Different techniques of conceptualisation
— > Creating a story board
  • Presentation of a illustrated story book
— > process of creating the story: from the initial idea to the final product.
  • Create an illustrated story

Date: Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Time: 10.30 am – 12.30 pm / 1.30 pm to 4.00 pm

Lunch break: 12.30 pm – 1.30 pm
(participants can buy lunch at the café)
Register before 11th January 2011
Equipment to bring along : small supplies are requested : ordinary paper sheets, scissors,cutter, lead pencil, colored pencils, eraser etc.

The Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival is being held from the 14th-16th January, 2011.

Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival will unveil the city’s complex layered-ness, its vibrancy of thought and its engagement with the literary world at large, celebrate books, music, art, film and more with the finest creative minds in the nation as events unfold at heritage sites, on the river hoogly, and in India’s finest and most loved bookstore, the Oxford Bookstore.

Click on the image for a larger view of the schedule of events. Click here to visit the festival website.


Children’s author Shyamala Shanmugasundaram is co-organizing a one day conference on Indian children’s books to be held January 15th in Mumbai, India. Under the Kahani Tree: a place to promote reading and children books will start at 9:15 am and speakers will include Sampurna Murti (Pratham Books), Shamim Padamsee (Young India Books), author Chandrika, and Priya Srinivasan (The Pomegranate Workshop) Click here to read the flyer and get all the details.
Anyone connected to Indian children’s literature is welcome to attend but please confirm your attendance before January 12th by emailing shyamshaan(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)in with the words ‘reg 4 kahani tree’ in the subject line to confirm your seat.

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