The Elephant Bird : Public Events You Can Attend

For the 5th edition of ‘One Day-One Story’, over 3000 #PBChamps will be conducting storytelling sessions across India and the world. This year’s chosen book is The Elephant Bird (written by Arefa Tehsin and illustrated by Sonal Goyal And Sumit Sakhuja. A story about a magical bird, and a brave and curious child! This story could be used to talk about themes of friendship, courage, endangered species and more. 
We invite you to attend one of the public storytelling sessions and find out if the elephant bird ate the horse. The sessions are free!

Details of flagship events by Pratham Books

Champion : Talking Turtles Storytellers
Venue : Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Road, Byculla East
Date and Time : 3rd September, 11 am – 12 pm

Champion : Priya Muthukumar from Storipur
Venue : Lightroom Bookstore, No. 1, Lewis Road, Cooke Town (call +91 80 25460466 or email lightroombookstore(at)gmail(dot)com to register)
Date and Time : 10th September, 11 am – 12 pm
Champion : Deepa Kiran from Story Arts India
Venue : Saptaparni Book Shop, Plot No. #21, Road No. 8, Banjara Hill, Near Kalpa School, Hyderabad.
Date and Time : 10th September, 11 am – 12 pm
Champion : Sandhya Taksale
Venue : Balranjan Kendra, 108/21 Sahakar Sadan, Bharati Niwas Society, Behind Income Tax Office, Karve Road, Pune. Contact : (020) 2543 0219
Date and Time : 12th September, 6 pm

Champion : Valentina Trivedi
Venue : Bal Bhavan
Date and Time : 24th September, 11 am

Our champions are also conducting several storytelling sessions (which are open to the public) happening over the next few days. Please check the list of all the public events you can attend. Click on the links below to get more details about the event.
(This list is being updated as and when we hear of new events. Please check back to see if there are any events happening in your city)


  • 10th September, 10 am, BumbleBee Playschool – Thyai Group (Call 9840802406 for details)
  • 24th September, 11 am, Bal Bhavan – Valentina Trivedi
  • 10th September, 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm, Roohani Foundation – Roohani Foundation (Call 7065509948 for details)
  • 17th September, 4 pm – 5.30 pm, The Treasure Trove – Arvinda Bhatia (registration required)
  • 10th September, 6 pm, Pazhanthandalam – Thyai Group (Call 9840802406 for details)


  • 10th September, 11 am, 12/5 Ballygunge Park Road – Swati Kheria (Little Readers’ Nook) (Registration is mandatory, call 9836324466 to register)
  • 10th September, 5.30 pm, Salem Alagapuram – Thyai Group (Call 97970 22909 for details)

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