THE MAGIC KEY CENTRE FOR THE ARTS AND CHILDHOOD and Reading Caterpillar Library 

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WEEKEND POETRY with Samina Mishra 

Workshop For Children

This 2-day poetry workshop for children focuses on two key ideas – self-expression and rhythm. The workshop uses playful word exercises to understand sounds and syllables as the basis of rhythm in poetry, and encourages children to write from their own experiences and context. The workshop also includes reading and discussing different kinds of poems to understand the ways in which words create rhythm, and how imagery and metaphor form the basis of the poetic imagination.

Age group: 9-12 years Date: Nov 24 & 25 Time: 11 am-1 pm

Fees: INR 2000 

Venue: Reading Caterpillar Library, F-24 2nd Floor Nizamuddin West, New Delhi – 13

Contact

For Registrations call on +91 99536 37995 

Weekend Poetry with samina mishra

programs@yourstorybag.com | themagickeycentre@gmail.com

Register Here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScfjjjknq7kZnqJlFYdP8q4RRHn0cbHUa0VBIot_w40p8mZJw/viewform

About the Workshop Facilitator

Samina Mishra is a documentary filmmaker, writer and teacher based in New Delhi, with a special interest in media for and about children. She is currently teaching the International Baccalaureate Film programme at Pathways School Noida and collaborating on Torchlight, a web journal on libraries and bookish love. She is also the Curator of Half Ticket, the children’s section at the MAMI Mumbai Film Festival. 

More information about Samina can be found on: 

https://saminamishra.wordpress.com/

https://mysweethomebook.wordpress.com/

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Discovery Series -Malala Yousafzai

Come to the first of our #DiscoverySeries where we discover people, places, communities, music and art through books, stories and conversations. On the occasion of World Peace Day, 21st September 2018 join Rituparna Ghosh as she embarks on a discovery trail to know Malala Yousafzai through books and stories *

Open to All who love good stories and conversations.

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Register for the event by filling the form: https://goo.gl/forms/t6W5zLWwEgmnLiwD3

11:30 am onwards
F-24, 2nd Floor
Nizamuddin West
#‭+91 99536 37995‬

programs@yourstorybag.com

*The event won’t cover an entire performance, however she will perform excerpts from her story.

The World’s Greatest Superheroes!

 

Like Stories? StoryTellers? SuperHeroes? Celebrations? You are in for a surprise! 

Come join us this Saturday, 1st September for a special ‘Pay with a Book’ Event! We would love a book contribution from you for the library. You can get your favorite or get us one from our wish list. Click here

Call us or email at join@readingcaterpillar.com to register. 

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Reading Caterpillar Toddler Book Club starts on 23rd February

The art and book club for Toddlers (18 months to 3 years) starts on 23rd February and will meet on Thursdays till the last week of April. 

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The series ‘Celebrate Art and Imagination‘ will explore books that excite visual imagination and visual experience. The art activity will focus on process not product. Illustrations are an integral part of children’s books, it is the visual that first attracts a child to the book. For this book and art club, the book list will include works of some of the most creative author/artists like Eric Carle, Leo Lioni , Petr Horacek. For us at Reading Caterpillar, art in children’s books has always been an important criteria for selecting a book. This time at the book club we have selected books that are a visual treats enabling us to create projects where children can explore multiple mediums. focusing on activities that particularly tap into their visual, tactile, and creative sensibilities

This book club will be led by Prerna Sood. Prerna is an architect by profession. In her free time she loves to work on different art projects with her kids, where they can explore multiple mediums. She runs a private architecture practice nilaA with her husband Nishant, out of their design studio in New Delhi.

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This is an accompanied group, a parent or a caregiver- the child is comfortable must accompany the child. The session starts at 10.30 am, please do be on time, so that your child has time to settle down . You are more than welcome to drop in 10-15 minutes early. Please do dress the children in old clothes as we will be doing projects using paints. It is always nice when children bring in their books to share, if you like you can bring it in the first session and leave it with us so we can bring out each child’s book one by one during the sessions (Do write their names). 

 The Schedule is :

Thursdays @ 10.30 to 11.30 am

Date

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Feb 23rd

2

Mar 2nd

3

Mar 9th

4

Mar 16th

Holiday

5

April 6th

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April 13th

7

April 20th

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April 27th

The fee for this term is Rs.6000.  Email (join@readingcaterpillar.com) if you would like to join in the upcoming sessions .

Discover India Series: Stories & Art from Jharkhand

Mark your dates as the wonderful storytellers from Delhi Storytellers Network bring us our first story of the year. A perfect story for the Republic Day week! We start the sessions with Rituparna Ghosh the founder of Your Story Bag.

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And here’s more about the fantastic Rituparna Ghosh

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Tricksters at Reading Caterpillar this Saturday!

Tricksters visit us as we bid adieu to 2016

Has a cunning and crafty creature ever come your way? Played a prank on you and got away?

Tricksters have existed in our stories and folktales for as long as one can remember, making stories come alive far beyond a page. 

When people travelled from one place to another they took with them their most prized possession – their stories. 

These stories were passed from one culture to another and soon tricksters were born.

Come join us as we go on a tricksters trail this saturday morning 11 am at Reading Caterpillar. Drop us a mail to let us know if you are coming.

Date: 31st December 2016

Time: 11am to 12 Noon

Age: 3 to 7 years

Fee: Free for the library members (Non-members Rs. 500)

Please email rabani@readingcaterpillar.com to let us know you are coming.

See you Saturday