The Eleventh Edition of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest
Monday, November 16th to Sunday, November 22nd 2020

Virtual Festival
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THE LITTLE FESTIVAL

The Little Festival

…where books are a lot of fun!

We are thrilled to announce the second edition of The Little Festival, a two day lineup of online sessions exclusively for children packed with Indian & international children’s authors and storytellers.

The theme of this festival is Characters From Around The World  for young viewers to know more about cultures through stories that our writers will tell.

The sessions as part of The Little Festival are free to attend with no registration involved.

The Little Festival Sessions

Osiris’s Coffin : De-coding Heiroglyphics

  • 17th November
  • 10:30 am - 11:00 am

Join Geetanjali Shetty as she unravels the history of inventions and mystery of this Egyptian ruler.

Pug marks on your page : Stories of The Pet Tiger

  • 17th November
  • 10:45 am - 11:15 am

An enchanting telling of the story, The Pet Tiger by theatre artist Neha Singh.

SPEAKERS:
Neha Singh

Quirky Tales From History

  • 17th November
  • 11:15 am - 11:45 am

Storytelling from The Swan Car of Nabha.

Blindfolded : Stories Ka Pitaara, Reloaded!

  • 17th November
  • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Listen to Chetan Sharma’s  stories, blindfolded,  as he strums up your imagination through your other senses.

SPEAKERS:
Chetan Sharma

Magical Beasts And Where To Find Them : Workshop On Creating Mythical Creatures

  • 17th November
  • 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Anurima Roy creates a world of mythical creatures the kind you’d find in the pages of Narnia, Harry Potter, etc.

SPEAKERS:
Anurima Roy

Unknown Heroes : The Lesser Known Characters From The Mahabharat

  • 17th November
  • 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Author Arshia Sattar acquaints you with them, as she talks to Tariecka Sinh.

It Could Be Verse : Extempore Poetry

  • 17th November
  • 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

UK based author and poet, Sophia Thakur turns people into poems in a rap and rhythm kind of way.

SPEAKERS:
Sophia Thakur

The Snow Queen

  • 17th November
  • 2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

A musical re-telling of the iconic Hans Christian Andersen tale.

Grandparents’ Bag of Stories : An Inheritance of Tales

  • 18th November
  • 10:30 am - 11:00 am

Award-winning author Sudha Murty delights  young audiences with her new collection of tales, ‘Grandparents’ Bag of Stories’ talking with Naima Ramakrishnan.

A Character Sketch : Discovering Mumbai’s Marvellous Mix

  • 18th November
  • 10:45 am - 11:15 am

Run through some fun stories of the city’s different people, monuments, animals and trees with Miel Sahgal & Pereena Lamba.

My Aunt The Ant

  • 18th November
  • 11:15 am - 11:45 am

Wildlife tales of creatures that behave like humans.
Ranjit Lal, the teller of wildlife tales regales you with stories of creatures that remind you of your family and friends.

SPEAKERS:
Ranjit Lal

Planet Saviours : Eco Champions Of The World

  • 18th November
  • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Bijal Vachharajani & Radha Rangarajan tell stories on some of our champions who are saving our planet.

Story-Board : Read A Story, Create A Game.

  • 18th November
  • 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Join Lopamudra Mohanty and hone your creative  skill in making board games of your  favourite characters.

SPEAKERS:
Lopamudra Mohanty

A Lark In The Dark : Telling Stories Through Shadow Puppets

  • 18th November
  • 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

A backstage tour with I Made Sidia and Peter Wilson where children discover the magic of shadow puppetry.

Map Your Characters : Ideas On How Stories Create Worlds

  • 18th November
  • 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Author Kiran Millwood Hargrave invites readers to share her ideas on how to build worlds from characters and characters from worlds. Expect island-building, name-picking, map-making.

Birdie Dance : Mudras Show The Story

  • 18th November
  • 2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Learn the art of visual storytelling through dance and music with Swapnokalpa  Dasgupta as she brings the story of birds to life.