Updated: Apr 9, 2020
Chitra Soundar travels the world visiting schools, running creative writing workshops and sharing her stories. Her beautiful book, You're Safe with Me, illustrated by Poonam Mistry, was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2019. Chitra says:
Poetry can be a great way of expressing yourself. That’s what creative artists do: reflect the world around them and help all of us look at our situation from a different perspective
Writing poetry can be a shorthand to how you feel, which makes it a great contribution to a diary. Lots of writers are creating poetry resources and Chitra is one of them. If you liked Mo O'Hara's poem and Dom Conlon's Micro Season Poetry, you're going to love Isolation Inspiration. Chitra has teamed up with Mo, Dom and author Margaret Bateson-Hill to create this free ebook of poetry and inspiration.
Here is Chitra performing her poem Wash Your Hands:
For more writing ideas, check out Chitra's piece: Get Writing – there's a competition on her blog too!