Bookaroo is more than a children’s literature festival. To that end, the Bookaroo team have endeavoured to spread the festival’s wings and create and encourage communities.
The Bookaroo Masterclass is one such effort.
Going by the classical definition, a Masterclass is usually associated with music and a class in performance skills conducted by a distinguished musician. To us in Bookaroo, literature is music and each of our resource persons - whether she performs in the festival or conducts a masterclass - is a distinguished conductor. The Bookaroo ‘Master’ is a friend, guide and sounding board all rolled into one. The idea is to bring in and discuss subjects that, in the long term, can help anyone associated with children in any capacity to enhance their skills.
Scroll down to see the past Masterclasses!
May 17, 2019 - May 18, 2019
In this entertainingly educative masterclass, Jeeva explored different storytelling ideas, tools and communication techniques. Not only were the sessions interactive, they also proved to be effective for various groups and ages.
Apr 27, 2019 - Apr 28, 2019
The topics covered ranged from the history of illustrations to decoding the varied landscape of children's book illustrations. The interactive sessions allowed participants to share their experiences and come up with queries.
Mar 26, 2019 - Mar 27, 2019
A masterclass that helped understand the impact of ‘learning disorders’ on a student’s ability to grasp and display the academic skills of reading and writing.
Jan 10, 2019 - Jan 11, 2019
Often the library is seen as a transaction point between the librarian and the reader. In reality this transaction is very valuable. Both for the librarian as well as the reader.
Dec 14, 2018 - Dec 15, 2018
Books and libraries are much more than mere physical objects in space and time. They are means of experiencing how we feel about the world around us. In all this, art plays a role not just in the creation of the books, making the library an engaging space