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My Story, My Voice

PUNE14 Jan 2013 to 16 Jan 2013

Venue Cultural Pavilion, Deccan College Ground, Deccan College Road, Yerawada
Opening Time2:30 PM
Entry Free Entry. All are welcome! Limited seats to enroll for workshop.
Storytelling workshop by Jeeva Raghunath

"My story, my voice" will help every storyteller listen to his or her own inner voice. Each one of us is unique, we have our own strengths and weaknesses. We need to recognise, realise and put to practice our strengths so that the stories we tell turn out to be natural, spontaneous and interesting.

The workshops are interactive and based on well tested storytelling ideas which have stood the test of time. They have been proved effective in varied groups and ages. Topics include storytelling techniques, hands-on exercises for story-telling, tips and techniques, styles of storytelling, and exploring India through stories.

Participants are encouraged to bring along their favourite story that can be scripted, sculpted, polished and presented. How exciting to have your own wonderful story prepared by the end of the day!


About Jeeva Raghunath:

A modern bilingual (English – Tamil) storyteller, Jeeva began telling stories at the age of 5. She initially taught toddlers as she felt she would enjoy telling them stories.

Jeeva took to storytelling thanks to Tulika Publishers who gave her the responsibility of translating an activity based story book into Tamil. This introduced her to the public as a storyteller. She now represents India at many international conferences.

Jeeva’s lively and dramatic storytelling performances keep all ages spellbound. She believes that she is the best prop for her storytelling, though she occasionally uses hand-puppets, paper and sign language. Her stories include a wide range of Indian and Asian folk-tales, European tales, family stories, true life incidents, cross-culture stories and modern stories.

She is now an author of children’s books and has translated 17 books and written two original stories.


Original writings

  • Malli, a bi-lingual book in Tamil and English
  • Gadagada Gudugudu, in Tamil
  • A vilirunthu akku varai, a Tamil alphabet book in simple verse
  • Kasakasa parapara, a book in verse based on the Tamil tertiary letters

Translations for Tulika Publishers, from English into Tamil

  • Priya’s Day
  • Why are you afraid to hold my hand?
  • Sunu-Sunu Snail – Storm in the Garden
  • Look, the Moon
  • I’m So Sleepy
  • Snoring Shanmugam and many more.

Audio Tapes & DVDs

  • Tales from Panchatantra
  • Tales of child devotees
  • Stories from India with Roger Jenkins-Drama plus arts-Singapore.
  • Stories for Chandamaama, an 80-year-old children’s magazine