Story Telling sessions for Kids & TeenagersPune
Starts 18 November 2016
Ends - 19 November 2016
Fee: Rs 100/-, Rs 150/-
Entries: 1000
Age: 3 years to above onwards
Venue: Ishanya Mall, Opp. Golf Course, Off Airport Road, Yerwada, Pune 411 006

Sakal International Story Telling Festival, now in its 3rd Season at Pune gets ‘Stories to Life’.

A two Day Festival features a line up of nine international award winning story tellers, each of them having a stupendous performing style like shadow puppetry, stories through paper art and many more..

This year’s highlights are

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Every age group has performance by two story tellers

Rs 100/- per entry, on choosing 1 story teller session

Rs 150/- on choosing two story tellers sessions




Story Teller: Jeeva Raghunath from India- (Masala Tales)

Jeeva’s storytelling style leaves her audience spell-bound which has also bought national and international laurels to her name. She believes that she herself is the best prop for her storytelling.

Story Teller : Rosemarie Somaiah from Singapore (Simple Tales)

Rosemarie Somaiah runs Asian Storytelling Network and has performed at various story telling festivals worldwide. Her books include Indian Children’s Favourite Stories by Tuttle Publishing and The Never Mind Girl and other stories by Ethos Books. She has led The Storytellers’ Circle of the Society for Reading and Literacy for over ten years, is member of the Singapore Drama Educators Association and Founder Member of the Storytelling Association (Singapore).


AGE GROUP – 1st to 3rd STD

Story Teller : Karen Lee from Singapore (Paper Stories)

A passionate storyteller, Karen loves co-creating stories with children. At the festival she will be bringing life to paper stories.Karen holds a Julia Gabriel Foundation Teaching Certificate (Speech & Drama) and completed a Teaching the Arts in the Early Childhood Environment conducted by SEED Institute.

Story Teller :Rosalie Baker & Team from USA (American Folk Tales)

Dr. Rosalie Giacchino-Baker received her doctorate in applied linguistics and multicultural/international education from the Claremont Graduate University. She is the author of four books, as well as 39 articles and book chapters, in the fields of multicultural and international education. She has conducted workshops around the world on the importance of using folk arts and literatures to promote literacy and intercultural communication.


AGE GROUP – 4th & 5th STD

Story Tellers :Tanya Batt & Peter Forster from New Zealand

(Stories from my sack)

Tanya Batt is a self confessed story-o-phile and frock-o-holic.. Stories have put food on her table and a roof over her head near a quarter of a century enabling her to share her work in over 20 countries. She is the creative director of the ‘Once Upon An Island Charitable Trust’ that uses storytelling extensively on Waiheke Island for community building & environmental and cultural education.

Peter Forster is a multi instrumentalist and instrument maker whose ambient and relaxing music is popular worldwide. Together with Tanya Batt he creates a varied soundscape that supports and accentuates her wonderful storytelling.

Story Teller: Chuah Ai Lin from Singapore (Nature’s Trail)

Chuah Ai Lin is a founding member of the Storytelling Association (Singapore).

Besides the traditional tales that are the backbone of the oral tradition of storytelling, she draws on the natural world, history, culture, science and the news of the world for her stories. She firmly believes that laughter is good medicine, for through a mouth open in mirth, a mote of wisdom might fly in!


AGE GROUP – 4th & 5th STD

Story Teller: Jum Phanida from Thailand (Thai Folk Tales)

Phanida obtained her B.A. in English from Mahasarakham University. She undertook storytelling tours and conducted storytelling workshops in Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, China, Singapore and USA. She volunteered in the North of Thailand and Laos, teaching English, training young people and teachers the arts of picturebooks and using storytelling in the classroom.

Story Teller : Jeff Gere from Hawai (Shadow Puppets)

Jeff Gere is one of Hawaii’s most prolific and popular storytellers. He blends talents as a painter, puppeteer, mime, teacher, and director into a performance style that has electrified audiences of every age throughout Hawaii and the mainland for two decades. Jeff’s physical energy, wide range of voices, morphing elastic face and clear characterizations make his performances unforgettable events. Jeff becomes his stories!



Story Teller Craig Jenkins from United Kingdom (Old tales made new)

Craig Jenkins is renowned in his native UK, for his holistic approach to storytelling. He is a dynamic and charismatic performer who delights in taking traditional tales and re-imagining them with a fresh twist. He has performed at a number of high profile organizations, such as The British Film Institute, The BBC, the Barbican Centre, Somerset House and the British Museum as well as schools, refugee centers, hospitals & theatres. He is Passionate about the relationship and resonance that traditional stories hold in the modern world.


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