Chitra Soundar is an author, storyteller and trainer. She has published over 50 books for children around the world. She regularly visits schools, libraries and often invited to festivals to tell stories, teach creative writing and work with children and teachers.
Chitra has also spoken at various events as a keynote or as part of a panel on a variety of topics including reading for pleasure, creative writing for children, inspiring children to be writers.
Recent keynotes and panel events include:
- MA in Writing for Young People panel at Bath Spa University
- Keynote at SCBWI Europolitan Conference 2019
- Keynote at WriteMentor conference 2020
- Delhi Book Fair panel titled Reading kindles the theatre of the mind
- SCBWI British Isles – Picture Book Day panel – 2019
- Panel Discussion Inspired by India: An evening of Picture Books and Conversations – 2018
- Society of Authors webinar on Social Media for authors
- CLPE Power of Reading talks for teachers about using storytelling in writing
- Butler’s Children’s Centre, Chicago – A talk about representation in children’s books
Recent video interviews and talks
- Talking about You’re Snug with Me and its role in raising awareness about climate change for Milkshake TV
- Wokingham Borough Council – Author profile
- Demystifying Children’s Publishing – for Take Flight Hub.
- Discussing the Farmer Falgu series with the publisher of Karadi Tales.
- Talking about children’s books at Jaipur Literature Festival
Chitra’s unique style is full of anecdotes and funny stories while discussing and debating important topics.
Please get in touch if you’re looking for an engaging speaker at your events – be it corporate, school or community events or online.