Register and be a Storyteller!

Are you a dreamer-doer? Do you like to weave fantasies, mysteries, action-packed adventures, thrillers, sci-fis or poems? Do you think your writing can change the world?

If we just heard you say ‘YES’, here’s your chance to be a reader-leader. Pick up your pen and paper. Let your ideas and imagination flow. Be a part of Katha’s unique writers’ workshops to enhance your imagination, to create incredible characters and settings, to think up eye- popping plots, and to learn the tips and tricks that would put the WOW in your writing!




Reader-leader Club


Find, inspire and grow talent in your school by registering on the form below and starting a Reader-leader Club. The registered schools will get a password.

Organize an On-the-Spot Search for Excellence in Creative Writing in your school in the following categories:

  • Class IV to VII
  • Class VIII to XII

The selected stories will need to be uploaded on the aforementioned website. Students can write their stories/poems in English or Hindi.



Creative Writing workshops (October- November 2017)


The selected 1500 semi-finalists and their accompanying mentors will be invited to attend the Regional Writers’ Workshops to hone their talent and win a place in the National Writers’ Workshop.

The semi-finalists will be given an opportunity to further develop and revise their submitted stories/ translations/poems under the guidance of professional writers, poets and translators.

At the conclusion of Regional Writers’ Workshops, students will submit their stories for the FINAL ROUND.



The National Katha Utsav (December 2017)


The submissions will be screened by experts who will select about 400-500 of the best entries for the National Katha Utsav 2017.

The finalists and their mentors will be invited to attend the Katha Utsav at New Delhi.The National Katha Utsav will be a four- day event, with master- classes by experts from the literary field. Katha will also organize meetings with publishers and literary agents.

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