I have two events coming up in Bengaluru this week – a book launch tomorrow, and a reading workshop on Saturday. I hope to see you there! Book Launch at Atta Galatta, Koramangala, Bengaluru Date: 9th March 2017 Time: 5:30 pm Open to all! Reading Workshop at Kids Collective, Jayanagar, Bengaluru Date: 11th March 2017 […]
A group of parents got together and invited me to conduct a weeklong storytelling workshop at a housing society. Storytelling has never been more fun! Working with my own stories is a lovely experience in itself, and when the story comes with its own kit … The enjoyment reaches new levels! Here’s a group of children […]
Do you know who Bholu is? Since 2002, this friendly guard elephant has been the mascot of the Indian Railways. I’m delighted to be writing a series of stories for children, featuring Bholu, along with many other characters. The series will target two age-groups: Younger readers (aged 5-8) Older readers (aged 9-13) The books for younger readers will have Bholu […]
After three years of good old paperback sales, we now have an e-book! For all those who said you did not buy the hard copy, here’s your chance!
Fills my heart with joy …
Ebbani from Rey Valley International School was the first to arrive. “Thirteen more children are coming,” she informed me. I was anxious, anxious enough to have considered (night before last) cancelling the whole thing. I had never dealt with such young children before, and the children from Rey Valley who were coming to Rachna Books […]
We read aloud, acted, spoke, coloured, stamped and drew. I heard two stories about a zoo, and we read a lovely story about two rabbits and a fairy princess. What a feast of stories it was! The three-day storytelling workshop had: 1. Tikki tikki tembo 2. The Witch and her Two Daughters (adapted from two […]
Children aged between five and eight are such an enthusiastic and energetic bunch! I enjoyed myself thoroughly telling them three more stories, one of which was “The Little Corner Shop” from The Story-Catcher. It is so heartwarming when children fall in love with a story that is your own! Coming up: Storytelling Workshop – Day […]
Sunday morning saw the end of my two-day workshop, Weekend with Words, at JustBooks Aundh. With Word Search, Word-Building and Word Train, we came to the end of a fun workshop! At the British Library, we had a day based on Roald Dahl! Today, we have: Storytelling Workshop Time: 11 am to noon Age-group: 5-8 […]
Important update The timing of my storytelling workshop has changed from evening to morning, thanks to the rain we have every evening. Here are the details once more: Dates: 25th and 26th August, 2014 Time: 11 am to noonAge-group: 5-8 years Venue: Friends Library, Salunke Vihar Road, Pune Registration fee: Rs 350 Sorry for the […]
Here are some of the photographs from yesterday’s workshops! Weekend with Words by Varsha Seshan at JustBooks Aundh Storytelling with Varsha at Friends Library Mark the next ones! JustBooks, Aundh: The second session of Weekend with Words is today at 10:30 am British Library: The second session of Read Something New! is today at 3 […]
Here is what my next two weekends look like! Workshop Details Weekend with Words: Age-group: 9-12 Registration Fee: Rs. 500 Read Something New! Age-group: 8-12 Registration fee: Rs. 1,200 for members; Rs. 2,200 for non-members (complimentary six-month gold membership with each registration) Storytelling with Varsha: Postponed from 15th August 2014 to 23rd August 2014 Age-group: […]
I’m conducting a free storytelling session on Independence Day! Venue: Friends Library, Salunke Vihar Road, Pune Time: 6 pm to 7 pm Age-group: 5-8 years
Here are some pictures from the past. See you tomorrow! Storytelling with Varsha Age-group: 5-8 years Venue: Friends Library, Salunke Vihar Road Registration Fee: Rs. 350 Date: 20th June, 2014 (Friday) Time: 6 pm to 7 pm
When I conducted a reading workshop at Friends Library, many parents came to me and asked me to do something for younger children. Finally, here is a storytelling workshop for the littler ones. Venue: Friends Library, Salunke Vihar Road, Pune Date: 20th June, 2014 (Friday) Time: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Fee: Rs. 350
Here are a couple of photographs from my storytelling session at The Cultural Centre. Looking forward to my next workshop!
What better place to tell stories than in the silence of a place surrounded by nature? The Cultural Centre Pune is ideal. I had a truly enjoyable session with five children from three different countries. In keeping with the international spirit, we told stories from three different countries. And then, I had the fortune of listening to […]
Why are there no reviews of Indian books for the Macmillan Book Review Contest yet? This is true for all the age-groups! Do invite children in the age-group 10-15 to review The Story-Catcher; the carrot dangling at the end of the stick is a Macmillan book hamper! Last date for entries is the 30th of […]
This time, I have something coming up for younger children. If you know children between the ages of 5 and 8, tell them to join me this Saturday at The Cultural Centre Pune for a storytelling session followed by activities that give free rein to their imaginations!
The Story-Catcher was the second runner-up for the “Parents and Kids Choice Awards 2014” for Books (Indian authors) in the age-group 10-15. TeamRivo interviewed me – read the interview on rivoblog!