Chitra is currently fully booked the week of World Book Day 2022 (1st to 5th March). She is available on selected dates from 7th March 2022 for full and half-day visits.
Chitra Soundar is an Indian-born British writer, based in London. Chitra grew up on a wholesome diet of stories from Indian myths and epics. Chitra has written over 30 books for children and many of her stories are set in India. She regularly goes into schools to tell stories and conduct workshops.
Her latest titles include We All Celebrate, Sona Sharma series, Sindhu and Jeet's Detective Agency amongst others. Find out more at www.chitrasoundar.com and follow her on twitter at @csoundar and Instagram @chitrasoundar.
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Chitra Soundar’s School Visits
Chitra has run over 300 workshops and storytelling sessions with children across the world. Find out more here.
Also visit Chitra's youtube channel to find out more about her books here.
Please get in touch for availability and fees either from this site or from here.
Chitra Soundar’s Festival Appearances
Chitra has appeared at local, national and international literary festivals - to present her books, tell stories and run workshops.
Bishop Strotford Festival
Medway Children’s Festival
Sydenham Literary festival
Fabula Festival, Redbridge, Essex
Stoke Newington Festival
Bexley Literary Festival
Vidyapath Book Festival
Jaipur Lit Festival
Texas Book Festival
Bookaroo Festival, India
Chitra Soundar’s CPD, Talks and Speeches
Chitra also trains trainee teachers, primary school teachers and librarians on storytelling and creative writing.
Chitra is a frequent speaker and storyteller at literature festivals and also offers keynote speeches, lectures to writing groups and conferences on writing, diversity in children's literature and reading for pleasure.
Currently all her appearances are virtual.
Chitra Soundar’s Writing Commissions
Chitra will be interested in writing projects commissioned to a brief. Please get in touch with her agent ASH LITERARY.
Chitra Soundar - Other useful info
Chitra has appeared on the BBC One Show interview and radio interviews to talk about children's books and her own books in particular. She also runs a collaborative writing session every week that anyone can join in via Zoom. Find out more at www.chitrasoundar.com/writing. She also mentors picture book writers and lends her voice to writers of colour in British children's publishing.
Thank you so much for visiting! Everyone really enjoyed having you join us - we hope to be able to invite you back next year too!
Chirtra Soundar was a wonderful guest speaker. Her presentation was detailed, engaging and had a huge impact on the pupils' progress. They all were able to use the information they gained from the workshop to develop their own children's books. We will most certainly be in contact about possible visits in the future.