Book Fairs : Meet Pratham Books at Ahmedabad and Aizawl
Visit us at the :
1.Ahmedabad Book Fair
Sabarmati River Front, near Vallabh Sadan
Dates : 1 – 7th May 2012.
Timing : 1pm – 10 pm
2. CII North East Career and Skills Expo
Aizawl Club, Aizawl, Mizoram
Dates : 10 – 12th May 2012
The Times of India carries an article about the Ahmedabad Book Fair which started today :
The venue will have 177 book stalls from all over the country, spread over an area of 4,000 square metres.
The event will not be restricted to display of just books; a host of literary activities are also being planned for all seven days. There will be talk shows, book launches, kavi sammelans, a special section of folk literature and music, and meeting with authors. A young writers’ club will also be formed to encourage young writers.
Literary figures like Varsha Das will hold special programmes for children on how to write short stories. A lecture on translations will be given by Rita Kothari and Pradeep Khandvala. There will also be awareness seminars for book traders in Gujarat.
A special emphasis is also being laid on popularizing Gujarati children’s literature. Experts like Yashwant Maheta, Sraddha Trivedi and Vijay Sevak will talk on the challenges faced by authors who write for children.