Kolkata Authors’ to Write ‘For Every Child’
Kolkata, 14 January 2017- UNICEF and Oxford Bookstore has collaborated
For the first time for Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival this year.
As part of its 70 years of work, UNICEF is inviting writers and children from all over the world to be part of #Tiny Stories. As part of this initiative, UNICEF had organized an authors’ workshop at ICCR, Kolkata in collaboration with
Oxford Bookstore and Apeejay today.
Through this workshop, UNICEF engaged with 35 select authors and encouraged them to pen a short story on the theme ‘what I want for every child’, to highlight the injustice so many of the world’s poorest and most disadvantaged children still face.
Eminent authors such as Mr. Saikat Mazumdar, Author and Ms. Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Author were present as special guests for this workshop and supported this initiative.
“So far, more than 200 authors have answered the call, weaving their vision . of a world in which all children enjoy the right to survive and thrive, to learn and to grow up healthy and safe from harm. In India, we have partnered with Apeejay Kolkata Literature Festival, which is one of the most celebrated
literature festivals in the country. We could not have got a better platform in the state for engaging with both authors as well as children,” shares Moumita Dastidar, Communication Specialist, UNICEF Office for West Bengal.
Apart from this authors’ workshop, UNICEF will be engaging with 500 children as part of the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival in the coming week to invite contributions from the children on the same theme.
The stories selected will be published in a short story book “For Every Child” which will formally launched in Kolkata in March this year.