Open Studio: 2016 Lit Fest – Arun Gandhi & Bethany Hegedus

BCTV Open Studio host Chris Lenois sits down with Arun Gandhi & Bethany Heeds, co-authors of the children's book series "Grandfather Gandhi" prior to their talk at the 2016 Brattleboro Literary Festival.

Arun Gandhi, born in 1934, is the fifth grandson of Mohandas K. Gandhi, also known as Mahatma Gandhi. A journalist for more than thirty years for the India Times, Arun now writes a blog for The Washington Post. His books for children are Grandfather Gandhi and Be the Change: A Grandfather Ghandi Story. Currently, Arun serves as president of the Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute and travels the world speaking to governmental leaders, as well as to university and high school students about the practices of peace and nonviolence. He lives in Rochester, New York. Visit him at ArunGandhi.org.

Bethany Hegedus is the author of the picture book Grandfather Gandhi and the novels Truth with a Capital T and Between Us Baxters. Long an advocate for other writers, she serves as a mentor and manages The Writing Barn, an Austin, Texas center for retreats, classes, and events.

 

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