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. She is passionate about Reading for Pleasure especially in Asian families.
Her latest titles include You're Strong With Me, You're Snug with Me, Manju's Magic Wishes, Shubh Diwali and many others. Find out more at www.chitrasoundar.com and follow her on twitter at @csoundar.
Chitra Soundar’s School Visits
Chitra conducts workshops related to her books and creative writing workshops. These can be conducted in schools, libraries and festivals for children to engage with stories interactively. Teachers and parents can take part too, where the setting allows.
Chitra has run over 300 workshops and storytelling sessions with children across the world. She’d be happy to travel to any part of the UK or abroad because she flies on an imaginary elephant that can take her anywhere. Of course, do ensure you have an imaginary parking spot and a lot of imaginary sugarcane.
Find out more about workshops that go beyond the printed book, creative writing workshops, Skype visits and more at http://www.chitrasoundar.com/chitras-author-visits/ and download this brochure too!
Also visit Chitra's youtube channel to find out more about her books here - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXSx6llKGG9FzEwxE-OWGUA
Please check availability here - http://www.chitrasoundar.com/chitras-author-visits/currentavailability/ and do check if you have a specific request for dates / events.
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.
Chitra Soundar’s Writing Commissions
Chitra will be interested in writing projects commissioned to a brief. Please get in touch with her agent Abi Sparrow (SP Agency) to discuss this.
Chitra Soundar - Other useful info
Chitra lives in London and will be willing to travel across the British Isles, Europe and anywhere abroad. She frequently does school and bookshop visits in the US. Find out more at http://www.chitrasoundar.com/international-author-visits/
Chitra writes fiction, non-fiction, poetry and picture books. and her books are usually set in India or in Indian families, although she does love writing about nature and animals from all parts of the world. Her stories bring the charm and stories of India with universal truth and appeal to children everywhere. Chitra's creative writing & story projects for all ages esp about India are very popular. Chitra also trains teachers and librarians on storytelling and creative writing. Chitra is published internationally across the US, UK, India, and her books have been translated to German, French, Japanese, Thai and Chinese.