Day & Date: Thursday 18 Nov.2021
Time: 11.00am-12 noon
Facilitator : Shabnam Minwalla
For ages: 10-13
What are the whispers that greet Saira whenever she climbs the dim staircase of Smriti Bhavan? What is the secret behind the rotten egg smell in the classroom of Std 7 B? Who are the headless beings that wanders the railway tracks at night? Together we will meet a variety of ghostly, ghastly characters and examine the elements that go into writing horror.
Bring with you: paper, pens/pencils/ colours pens and your imagination
An Introduction to the Facilitator
Shabnam Minwalla writes for newspapers, plays mother to three teenagers, devours murder mysteries and shops for sarees. But her absolutely, totally, completely favourite activities are writing books for children and seeking out ghosts, stories and bargains in her beloved Mumbai. Her popular books include The Six Spellmakers of Dorabji Street, What Maya Saw and the laugh-a-minute Nimmi series. Her two latest books are the shiver-inducing Saira Zariwala is Afraid and the mind-boggling Murder at Daisy Apartments. Shabnam has been a speaker at the Jaipur Lit Fest and has conducted workshops and book readings at Bookaroo, the Kala Ghoda Festival, the Tata Lit Live festival and lit fests around the country.
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