Literathon is a cross country event being launched by INDIAreads Online Library and Bookstore to promote the habit of reading among students through greater engagement with books and authors. It has been conceptualized to make not just books, but even their writers more accessible. The idea is to provide students with an opportunity to listen to their favourite authors, quiz them about their best-selling titles, discuss strategies, ideas and debate upon current issues. Every Literathon will consist of a series of events ranging from talks, creative writing workshops and interactive sessions to book launches, book reading sessions and book bazaars. There will be a host of online and on the spot competitions to enable students to interact with fellow book lovers and to discuss and debate upon their favourite and not so favourite works.
The Inaugural event of the Literathon, co-hosted with the Delhi School of Economics, will be held at the Conference Hall, Delhi University on July 28, 2012. Best-selling author Rashmi Bansal (of the Stay Hungry Stay Foolish fame) will share the secrets of entrepreneurship along with international management consultant Deepak Gandhi. Padma awardee and Planning Commission member Syeda Hameed will join her co-author Gunjan Veda for an interactive session on Youth as agents of Change. The two will also read from their new book, Beautiful Country: Stories from Another India which was recently released by Dr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia.
The highlight of the event is the launch of Bansal’s new book Poor Little Rich Slum, which she has co-authored with Deepak Gandhi. All the four authors will be available for signing books after their talks.
The event will also see an all-day Book Bazaar with exclusive discounts and various on-the-spot competitions like Tag-It (find a tag line) and a photo contest called Pic-a-Caption as a run up to the event and will soon be followed by other competitions including a quiz.
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