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Peek a Book Reflections – 2018

By 9th December 2018General

Peekabook a literary festival held in Mumbai this year! What an inspiring celebration! Being held at the Royal Opera House was such a great idea – Kudos to Peek a Book and Lubaina Bandukwala who curated this event with her team.

It’s hard to attend all literary events held in India, however, being a Mumbaikar, I had to attend it – couldn’t give it a miss. The day started with a celebration of the Children’s Choice Award, followed by music performances and lots of engagement opportunities with the creative tribe who shared their craft through stories, theatre, art and storytelling. I wish I could replicate myself and go to all the sessions that ranged from Touch art – a blindfold art session by Siddhant Shah, story sessions by Natasha Sharma, Lavanya Karthik, Neha Singh, Prashant Pinge, Tara Sharma, Little Fingers tales by Priyanka Babbar and Lal Pari who introduced her little fairy , storytelling workshop by Zarine Menon and Usha Venkataraman, folk performance by Dhanendra Kawade, solving mysteries with Gynelle Alvesa and Sharon Fernandes. Truly a celebration of great work by all the artists and writers!

The literary festival could not be complete without the opportunity for the attendees to inspire our world of ideas, thoughts and connect with stories so that we can all anchor and belong to a tribe.

Story Kits, Story Boards and Little Travel Diaries

Sangeeta from Kahani Tree displayed a varied collection of picture books and novels for all readers, Story Merchants had a colourful Story Boards titled -Forestland,

Author and Story Teller

Storyville City life story mat, and Forestland Puzzle (Ideal for Early Childhood and Elementary School Libraries) and then there were Life Skills Orientation Kits and Little Travel Diaries, picture book travel guides for children with a travel diary a child can take along on his travels by adding pictures, notes and trivia. There were others but these were my favourite.

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