For Bookalore and Funky Rainbow, there is no better way to have a good time than to do an event that brings children and books together. So, as our August event took shape, we knew it was going to be a scintillating morning of stories, writing, art, craft and non-stop creativity!
And when the venue is Hippocampus Children’s Experience Centre at Koramangala with its book-filled shelves, wide, open spaces and warm, welcoming people, we know we are in the nicest possible setting for a book event! The authors du jour were Meera Nair with her book, Maya Saves the Day, and Vishakha Chanchani with The House that Sonabai Built. Two great authors, two exciting books, one lovely venue, a bunch of us Bookaloreans with a penchant for baat-cheet and one colourful travelling bookshop – well, the 7-13-year-olds for whom the event was meant were definitely going to have a blast!
Author Meera Nair came in all the way from New York to share her story about quirky Maya. Who is Maya? What is she? How does she get into so much trouble? Meera answered all these whys, effortlessly taking her young audience into Maya’s imaginative mind and world. A fun writing workshop with the author had the children writing about the naughtiest thing they ever did. Since what happens in Bookalore stays in Bookalore, we’re not revealing any of the naughty stories!
The children were then whisked away into Sonabai’s Wonderland by author-illustrator-
And oh, the event happened right on Independence Day. Even if we didn’t theme our event around the occasion, it was a morning where the children were truly free to explore the limits of their creativity!