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Wisha Wozzariter is a gem of a book that teaches so much about creative writing although it is masked under the guise of a fun book which is what it appears to be at first glance. It’s ideal for children who want to learn writing but don’t really know how to go about it. Payal Kapadia’s imagination is on fire and should ignite many a keen mind who reads the book.
Date: April 19, 2014, 7 PM
Venue: Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival, Sharjah Expo center, UAE
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Payal’s book is imaginative, creative and witty. It is one of those uncommon books that work at multiple levels. Unfolding as it does at a captivating pace, it weaves in sentences and references that open up myriad worlds of books and ideas. It is a book that a young reader can enjoy for its wackiness and inventiveness, and constantly return to over the years, growing old with it. Not only is it technically sound but above all it is a good, enjoyable read.
So this is Wisha’s problem – she wants to write books, the kind of books she hates to read because they make her wish that she had written it. But she does not know how and where to begin. That is, until she meets Bookworm, who is, well, a bookworm. He becomes her mentor who guides her on the journey to becoming a writer.
What really got me interested in Wisha Wozzariter by Payal Kapadia was the premise. It was a very ‘realistic’ setting, especially as my daughter is a voracious reader herself and reads day in and day out, including most part of the night when she is awake. Also the fact that she wants to be a writer when she grows up and is already writing her own little stories.
Date: January 19, 2014 at 2:15PM-3:15PM
Venue: Fort Samavad, Japiur Literature Festival
Award-winning children’s writer Payal Kapadia talks about the joys of reading and writing — and walks you through the adventure of telling your own story. So get on board the Thought Express and don’t forget to bring your Imagination with you.