Publishing house StoryMirror launches nine budding authors
Chennai-based MSB Matriculation Higher Secondary School in association with StoryMirror, a Delhi based publishing house, launched 9 young, bright authors today at a function attended by parents, writers, authors, educationists and leading lights from the publishing industry. The event witnessed some touching moments when parents were overcome with emotion at the sight of their children’s creative pursuits finding the light of the day.
The Books were unveiled by Chief Guest Mr Narain Lingusamy, film director, screenwriter & film Producer in Tamil Cinema; Guest of Honour Mr Shashidhar Sharma- Author, Designer & Business Development in the field of Real Estate & Infrastructure; Ms Aparna Gwande- Author, Textile & Graphic Designer & Mr Devendra Vishal Jaiswal, CEO, StoryMirror..
The inaugural speech Principal Mrs Tasneem Lokhandwala set the tone for the event, when she acknowledged being overcome with joy seeing her own school girls emerging as Authors and an idol for the younger generation. She thanked StoryMirror profusely for the opportunity to help the 9 young authors realize their dreams.
Tracing the origin of the idea, Principal Mrs Tasneem Lokhandwala recalled how the students were given broad topics ranging from role of a woman, significance of relationships, working from under the veil to environmental issues and their thoughts on life in school.The students were allowed to pick the genre of their choice to ensure that the essence of their ideas remained undiluted in the literary form.
16 students were selected for the event, individually worked on their manuscript with the guidelines and instructions given by their mentors (Young Authors, working team), who constantly motivated the students and aided them with appropriate literary guidance to bring out the very best of the students. Additional support and instructions were offered to the students to help them comprehend the entire nuances and processes of printing & publishing. Information regarding acknowledgements, about the author, synopsis etc. was duly collected.Out of the 16 students 9 students have emerged as a remarkable bunch of myriad blossoms. A variety of books have surfaced in the likes of novellas, anthologies, graphic novel, diaries. Each piece of work went through the trained eye of the editor who then worked on the covers followed by the layout of the book. Finally the ISBN number procured and the books sent for printing. The whole process was accomplished with great zeal and cooperation of Story Mirror, which constantly kept the young authors updated and sought their approval before moving further steps.
Book Name Author's Name & Age
The Evergreen Tree- The Mysteries within- Zainab Jasdanwala- 15 yrs
Fashion 2130- Batul Devaswala- 15 yrs
RH Dairies- Batul Lokhandwala- 15 yrs
My Dad- Naqiya Mustafa Sunelwala- 16 yrs
The Letter Fiasco- Sakina Colombo- 16 yrs
The World Within Me- Jamila Valsadwala- 17 yrs
The Ambit of Life- Fathima Bombaywala- 17yrs
Let the Boat Sail- Mariyah Yusuf- 17yrs
Beneath the Shade of the sky- Munira Juzer- 17yrs