Katha Utsav 2017, National Children’s Writer’s Workshop is a three day literary event for children, where selected students get an opportunity to meet and be mentored by professional national and international writers, poets, illustrators, artists, filmmakers, theatre artists, director, expressive arts practitioners and translators in writing workshops.
Katha’s Search for Excellence in Creative Writing is designed to draw out the storyteller in every child and cultivates a culture of writing among young people.
The event strives to bring the excitement of the printed word in this technology-driven era and revive the touch and feel of crisp paper and storybooks. It also strives to demonstrate the fact that using digital and printed books can go hand in hand and each segment has its unique and justified place in our ecosystem.
The younger generation is extremely environment-conscious which is clearly reflected in their stories that are a result of their sensitive and innocent imagination. Through this event we help them transcend their imagination into positive action of giving back not only to the society but also to the environment that they live in.
The Utsav has a dedicated portal-
http://katha.org/storytellers/kathautsav/, where around 15000 stories are submitted every year through the on-the- spot Search for Excellence conducted in schools across India with Katha Clubs