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Greetings from the German Book Office! We trust this finds you well as we write to you about our two-day annual fest for professionals in the field of children´s content – JUMPSTART – which is back with an exciting new theme in 2014- “Let’s Play”. We are calling out to all writers, artists, illustrators, animators, innovators, educators, librarians, publishers, filmmakers, storytellers, graphic designers to join in this two-day festival. We invite you to register for JUMPSTART 2014[ www.jumpstartfest.com ]where we look at ways in which we - as writers, illustrators, artists, storytellers, designers and creators in general – can explore the dimensions of ‘play’ informing the process of creating content for children. Whether it be writing, illustrating, animating or developing a game, we wonder - what makes ‘play’ possible? How do we encounter the ‘play’ with words and pictures, animation and accessory? And then what does ‘play’ means in an everyday learning environment and how is it useful? We hope to explore play in all its polysemy: the gaming of play, play in domestic, public, virtual spaces of sport and leisure and the embodiment & practice of play. Jumpstart 2014 in Bangalore will inspire you with Panel Discussions and presentations by our eminent speakers and Workshops by an award winning author and renowned illustrator. For more details on Masterclasses, go to http://jumpstartfest.com/class/Writer´s_Masterclass.html for Writer´s Masterclass and http://jumpstartfest.com/class/Illustrator´s_Masterclass.... for Illustrator´s Masterclass. If you missed it last year, JUMPSTART 2014 is your chance to meet and interact with acclaimed writers, illustrators, academics, editors, publishers, animators and your peers – promising to be an experience to jumpstart your own ideas! This year JUMPSTART is coming to Bangalore for the first time [ to the Goethe-Institut/ Max Müller Bhavan, CMH Road, Indiranagar on August 28]. So gear up now for the fun in the offing. Please visit our website for the programme schedule. The registration fee for Conference only is Rs. 1200 and that for the full day (Conference + Masterclasses) is Rs. 2500. Both these options include Lunch. We are also offering an early bird discount of 10% for those who register before August 8, 2014. For students we offer a flat discount of Rs. 500. To register online and for further details, please visit - http://www.jumpstartfest.com/register1.aspx. For further queries you may write to us at intern@newdelhi.gbo.org or call us on 011 40201101. Looking forward to your participation. With warm regards, Shalini Agarwal GERMAN BOOK OFFICE NEW DELHI A-259 Defence Colony │2nd Floor │ New Delhi 110024│ India t +91 11 40201100 (B) 40201101 (D) f +91 11 40201107 e intern@newdelhi.gbo.org www.newdelhi.gbo.org

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