The Scholastic Aviva Storytelling Night

The Scholastic Aviva Storytelling Night

brought to you in association with Anantaya and Siyahi

on Friday, February 26, 2010

5:30 pm onwards


E-143, Ramesh Marg,

C-scheme, Jaipur – 302001

Every child loves to hear stories. As part of the efforts to encourage children to read and love books, Scholastic India has started a nation-wide series of Storytelling Night. It has already been started in Delhi, and there are plans to organise it in ten other cities across India every three months.

Jaipur will witness its first Storytelling Night on Friday, February 26, 5:30 pm onwards at MELA. Deepa Agarwal, Susmita Srivastava, Vaijayanthi Savant Tonpe and Vivek Gopal will read out stories to the kids. There is no age limit for this exhilarating event. Storytelling Night is an occasion to celebrate stories, and to go back to an earlier time when gathering and listening to stories was a part of every child’s life.


Deepa Agarwal is an award-winning writer of over forty books for children in English and Hindi. She has also contributed to various journals, newspapers and anthologies. Her books include Anita and the Game of Shadows, My Book of Creative Writing and The Tricky Tales of Vikram and Vetal.


Susmita Srivastava writes poems for children. Her work has been published as part of an anthology of women’s writing by Sulekha, and by the online magazine Muse India. She works for the Indian Railways.

Vaijayanthi Savant Tonpe has been writing for Scholastic since 2003. In addition to some picture books, she has also written two fiction titles, Captured! and Seized! and more recently a reference book in the Pocket book series, titled, India in My Pocket, a compilation of interesting facts about India.

Vivek Gopal, formerly known as Doctor Dinky, wears many hats, figuratively and literally. He edits grammar books for Scholastic and aspires to drive an auto rickshaw from Cochin to Jaisalmer.