We start our Fall session with an interview with Padma Venkatraman, an award-winning author of children's books.
Padma was always drawn to poetry as a child but chose STEM as a career to make a living. She shares her journey and how she rediscovered her love for writing as an adult
For Padma, the process of writing is organic. The issues she is concerned with or questions she has are embodied by characters in her head, which then speak to her.
Padma believes empathy, compassion, and thoughtfulness are important skills and that it is an author’s job to make young readers think and ask deep questions to find their own answers.
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