Ever wondered why there are no Book Clubs for kids in Mumbai. Well now you have National National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA), India’s premier art and culture institution has started its first book club for children. The discussion will be conducted by Meher Marfatia and Rupal Patel.
The kids will all read the same book and then meet to discuss it. The idea is to expose children to different genres of reading they don’t always easily access in local libraries or bookstores. Besides every child having a say and sharing his/her take on the book and its characters, they will be free to suggest how they would have wanted to end the story differently, or enact their favourite part of the narrative, design their individual book jacket, create a new attention-grabbing back-of-the-book blurb and engage in similar literary-related activities and games to bring the title more to life and think in terms of effective critiquing of a book. There may be an occasional writing exercise pertaining to some theme in the book they could further explore and, whenever possible, a film version of the story can be introduced. Guest speakers and Meet-the-Author sessions will be arranged when possible.
Meher Marfatia is a well-known author of children’s books and Rupal Patel is child psychologist and parent counsellor.
Address: Chauraha Garden, NCPA, Nariman Point , Churchgate, Mumbai 400020
Every third Wednesday of the month starting January 18
Timings: 5 to 6.30 pm at Fees: Rs 1,200 per child