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 Sona Sharma - Very Best Big Sister, Tiger Troubles, The Salt Maker and a play for children Kina and the Kite Seller. Find out more at www.chitrasoundar.com and follow her on twitter at @csoundar and Instagram @chitrasoundar.
Chitra Soundar’s School Visits
Chitra has run over 300 workshops and storytelling sessions with children across the world. Currently due to the pandemic, she is only offering virtual video visits to schools, libraries and festivals. Find out more here - http://www.chitrasoundar.com/chitras-author-visits/video-visits/.
Also visit Chitra's youtube channel to find out more about her books here - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXSx6llKGG9FzEwxE-OWGUA
Please get in touch for availability and fees either from this site or from www.chitrasoundar.com.
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.
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.
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Chitra writes fiction, plays, poetry and picture books for young children. 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.