Author visits are an amazing way to inspire children to enjoy reading and writing for pleasure. Often author visits create a buzz for reading and encourage children to engage with stories and begin to create themselves.

Chitra Soundar was a wonderful guest speaker. Her presentation was detailed, engaging and had a huge impact on the pupils' progress. They all were able to use the information they gained from the workshop to develop their own children's books. We will most certainly be in contact about possible visits in the future.
Michelle Butler
Hockerill Anglo-European College
Chitra visits schools, libraries and festivals across the world to bring the joy of creative writing and storytelling to children everywhere. 

Her workshops are interactive and collaborative and encourage children to see beyond what they have read and tap into their own imaginations to reach for those nuggets of fancy that bring stories to life.

Chitra’s workshops are perfect for children from 3 to 12 years of age. That’s K-5 in the American system and Reception to upper KS2 in England (and equivalent for the rest of Britain and the world).

She also runs storytelling workshop for all ages including teachers and parents.

Thank you so much for the event on Saturday, we’ve had some lovely feedback from the families that took part and they really loved your workshop. The children had such fun and seemed to find it very inspiring.
Winchester Books Festival
Chitra also runs virtual workshops and makes available workshops on video for schools that are unable to invite her in person. Click here to find out more about virtual and video visit options.
It was an absolute pleasure having you here! There was such a buzz amongst the LS students after your sessions, and the teachers are reporting that the sessions were engaging and enjoyable. You brought new inspiration and a new voice and lots of laughter to our school, as well as sparking the idea of being a writer and author with our students.
Erica Moore
TASIS England (2024)