Friday, March 12, 2010

Announcing the Tulika blogathon

Blogathon 1: Writing and Speaking the Mother Tongue

A blogathon is not like a marathon at all. It's more fun, less sweat and won't help you break records. However. This is how it works:

Every fortnight, I'll post a question/issue/conversation starter here. It will relate to literacy, language, reading or writing. Write about it on your blog and leave a link in the comments section so we can come and find you. If you don't have a blog, you can leave responses in the comments section or mail them to

End of fortnight, I'll collect interesting responses and post samplings with links to original posts/publish other responses received via mail.

You get points for linking to this post on your blogs, writing in your mother tongue, and spending the weekend writing the most fascinating blog post you can.

Well, not really.

But I can promise you this: selected participants will win review copies of Tulika's books. How awesome is that? Three books are going to press just now and at least one of them is in need of serious review love.

Got your pens/keyboards/quills at the ready? Here's the first edition of the blogathon. Feel free to take off from one or all of these questions:

How different are the written and spoken forms of your first language? If you want children to become familiar with their first language, which form would you look for in children's books - formal or informal? Why?

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