Chitra would be very happy to visit schools across the world via video communication – like Skype, Facetime or other streaming broadcast tools. The visit will be no different to a physical author visit – from assembly talks to workshops and Q&A with kids.


Rebecca Golding

"I just wanted to say a big thank you for today- the children and the staff both really enjoyed your workshops and were inspired by them! ”

Kim Guesman

"I read Pattan’s Pumpkin to the students in the library last week and they thoroughly enjoyed it. It is such a beautiful story! The students were very enthusiastic and they are excited to meet you. ”

Kirkus Reviews

"A book to excite children about animal life and reassure them of the lasting love from elders.” - About You're Strong With Me


Many schools across the world might not be able to get authors they like to come in person – due to distance, cost or time. Video Visits allow children to connect with authors regardless of the distance and with no travel costs.


Once the technical link is established (I would recommend this is tested ahead of time) and the students are sitting facing the camera, the session would begin with a quick intro by Chitra.

Then it would be followed by a workshop or reading or talk, ending with a Q&A. Just like when Chitra visits a school, sessions will be different for different year groups and ages.

You can also find out more about Chitra’s school visits here to get an understanding of the various types of events.

You can buy Chitra’s books from any bookshop in the UK or US. If you bought books ahead of a video visit session, Chitra will be happy to send you signed bookplates. Chitra can also arrange signed books to be sent to you through her local independent bookstore and the cost of freight will be added to the invoice.

A video visit is similar to an assembly session or a full school visit, depending on the school’s choice, minus the travel. The fees are usually comparable with a regular school visit less travel expenses (especially if the school is based in a different country). However in 2020, Chitra is offering discounts to schools across the world.

Please get in touch with Chitra to discuss your specific requirements to obtain a quote.

Schools can opt for

  • An assembly talk – with Q&A
  • A half-day author visit – video link for 2 sessions, with individual classes.
  • A full-day author visit – video link for 4 sessions, with individual classes.

The video-links can also be substituted for year-group specific pre-recorded video content that teachers can play in classrooms especially for a writing workshop.

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