Friday, November 14, 2014

Author Interactive sessions with students


I have been missing in action on the blogosphere from one week as I have been busy with Interactive Sessions with students, which has been arranged by my publishers Scholastic India. This week, I have visited 3 schools and had four sessions with students.

It’s been amazing meeting the Principals, students and the teachers of all these schools. The children have been super enthusiastic, super eager and super energetic. Reading a few pages of my story and talking to them has been an experience I will remember all my life.

Fun Moments from my visit to Edify School. This boy was one of the cutest boys I have met. He ran up to me to take my autograph. I asked him his name. “Yuvraj,” he said. When I gave him my autograph, he said “Wow, you know the spelling of my name.” I was like dude, I am a writer, I know lots of spellings. Then the boy told me that many people get his spelling wrong. This is the second time someone has spoken to me about spellings, the first was my English teacher in school.

Most of the kids were delighted to meet an author. They all would walk up to me and practically want to touch me to check whether I was a real person or an illusion. Many children would stand close to me and whisper in my ears.

Today which is Children’s Day I visited two more schools. It was very hectic and tiring. I have taken a break from visiting schools for a week as I have to dedicate time to read Mark Noce (my critique Partner’s MS) as well as revise one ms of mine and polish another one.

This week, starting from today I will be visiting you all to catch up with what you all have been up to behind my back. 





15 comments:

  1. What a great opportunity! Sounds like you had an awesome time.

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  2. Misspelling someone's name is something I worry about at signings. I know my name has been misspelled enough. LOL!

    It sounds like a fantastic time! :)

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  3. It sounds like a wonderful time was had by you and all the children.

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  4. Your post - and pics - put a big smile on my face. What wonderful kids, and what a great validation for you as an author! I bet you've inspired some of them to follow in your footsteps. :)

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  5. That's great! I remember when I was in school and being enchanted if an author visited, which was rare, because I wanted to be an author, too. :)

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  6. Awww what a wonderful experience to share with kids, love it! :D

    You Had Me at Hello—Guest Post

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  7. I hope one day I will also be able to sign away autographs like this. Maybe 20 years later? :)

    Destination Infinity

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  8. Such a positive experience should help alleviate those worries and moments of self-doubt.

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  9. Those sound like wonderful school visits!

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  10. What a lovely experience -- for you and for the children. You must have enjoyed reading your work to a live audience.

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  11. A lovely post on a beautiful experience, Rachna! For once, I am late:( Wish you have a wider audience for your lovely books in future!

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  12. I love school visits! The kids are always awesome. Looks like you had a great time!

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  13. I'd love to hear more about your school visit experiences! It's something I know I'll eventually do. The only offer I've gotten was to travel 3 hours for no pay and I couldn't take the day off work without being paid.

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  14. So awesome, Rachna! Very poud of you:)

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  15. This is such a wonderful gesture. Wish I were a part of the kids group :-)

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