Friends in Bangalore, authors Katie Smith Milway,
Susan Perrow and I will be in conversation about why cultivating one’s self-awareness is the first step towards empathy on 21st Sep 2019 at Neev Literature Festival.
My other sessions with parents and children on 20th and 21st Sep:
Session 3: Parent Workshop – Steed of the Jungle God (National Book Trust, India)
Time: 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Date: Sep 21, 2019
Session 1: Workshop – The Globetrotters (Penguin Books)
Age group: 8-10 years
Time: 11:00 – 12:00 pm
Session 2: Panel – Building Empathy and Self Awareness
Time: 1:20 – 1:50 pm
Arefa Tehsin is the author of several fiction and non-fiction books on wildlife, for children and adults and contributes columns, features and travelogues to various dailies and magazines. She was shortlisted for The Hindu Young World-Goodbooks Best Author Award 2017. Her picture book The Elephant Bird was read at 3200+ locations from the slums to the Presidential library on the International Literacy Day, 2016, and translated in 25 languages. Her books have been taken up as textbooks and supplementary readers in schools in India and Sri Lanka. Daughter of the renowned naturalist Raza Tehsin, Arefa has spent her childhood days treading jungles, exploring unknown caves and handling snakes. She was appointed the Honorary Wildlife Warden of Udaipur district.