One Day, One Story: Public Events You Can Attend

Like every year, thousands of #PBChamps will be conducting storytelling sessions across India and the world to celebrate International Literacy Day.

This year, our chosen storybook is A Cloud of Trash, written by Karanjeet Kaur, and illustrated by Bhavana Vyas Vipparthi. It’s a story about a little girl called Cheekoo, who has a cloud of trash hanging over her head. This makes her very, very unhappy, and as we follow her story, we learn a little more about trash, and about keeping our surroundings clean. The story works well for children across different age and reading levels, and can be followed by activities like recycling and reusing everyday waste.

We invite you to attend one of the public storytelling sessions and help Cheekoo get rid of her unhappiness!

The sessions are free!

Our flagship events are spread across 10 venues in 7 cities:


AHMEDABAD
Champion: Yogita Ahuja (Story Circle)
Venue: Story Circle – Centre for Storytelling and Learning. 655, Iscon Emporio, Satellite – Ahmedabad
Date and Time: 7th September, 6 pm – 6.30 pm

MUMBAI
Champions: Sitara Susheelan & Sarita Shetty
Venue: Kahaani Tree, Industry Manor, Second Floor, Above J. K. Banquet Hall, A. Marathe Marg, Prabhadevi, Mumbai
Date and Time: 8th September, 11 am – 12 pm


Champion: Karanjeet Kaur
Venue: Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum,  91 A, Rani Baug, Veer Mata Jijbai Bhonsle Udyan, Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Marg, Byculla East,  Mumbai
Date and Time: 8th September, 4 pm – 5 pm

BANGALORE
Champion: Bhavana Vyas Vipparthi
Venue: Cubbon Park, Kasturba Road, Ambedkar Veedhi, Sampangi Rama Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka
Date and Time: 8th September, 11 am -12 pm

Champion: Aparna Athreya (Story Triangle)
Venue: Atta Galatta, 134, KHB Colony, 5th Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru
Date and Time: 8th September, 11 am – 12 pm

DELHI
Champion: Your Story Bag
Venue: Oxford Book Store, N-81, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Date and Time: 8th September, 11.30 am – 12.30 pm

Champion: Swagata Sen Pillai 
Venue: Nehru Planetarium, Teen Murti House, Teen Murti Marg, Teen Murti Marg Area, New Delhi 
Date and Time: 8th September, 9.30 am onwards

CHANDIGARH Champion: The Tree of Life 
Venue: The  Tree of Life, #551, 33B, Chandigarh 
Date and Time: 5.30 pm – 6.30 pm

HYDERABAD
Champion: Story Arts India
Venue: Saptaparni, Plot No 21, Road No 8, Next to Kalpa School, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad
Date and Time: 22nd September, 10.30 am


BHUBANESWAR
Champion: Bakul Foundation
Venue: Bakul Library,  Plot 16, Satya Nagar, Near Big Bazaar, Bhubaneswar
Date and Time: 8th September, 5 pm

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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)

BANGALORE
Champion: Taléscope
Venue: Aura Studio – The Halo of Health,  #93, 6th cross,2nd stage, BTM Layout, Bangalore
Date and Time: 7th September, 5.30 pm – 6.30 pm


Champion: Meenu Sivaramakrishnan (Katha Galatta)
Event link: Call 95385-70467 to register
Venue: #21016, Tower 21, 1st Floor, Prestige Shantiniketan, Near ITPL, Whitefield, Bangalore
Date and Time: 8th September, 11 am – 12 pm

Champion: Culture Place
Event link
Venue: JustBooks Jayanagar, 26th main, 4th Block, Jayanagar 9th Block, Bangalore
Date and Time: 8th September, 3.30 pm – 4.30 pm


Champion: Culture Place
Event link
Venue: JustBooks Banashankari, 972/1, 13th Cross, 16th Main, Banashankari II Stage, Bangalore
Date and Time: 9th September, 11 am – 12 pm 

Champion: Deepti Sehgal
Venue: JustBooks BTM Layout, 476, 6th Main Rd, Mico Layout, Stage 2, BTM 2nd Stage, BTM layout, Bangalore
Phone: 90191-26657
Date and Time: 8th September, 12:15 p.m to 1:15 p.m

CHENNAI

Champion: Iloveread 
Event link: Registration required

Venue: The Book Office, Ground Floor, No 9, 4th Street, Venkateshwara Nagar, Chennai

Champion: Jhoola Activity Centre
Event link
Venue: Jhoola Activity Centre, Nanganallur, Chennai
Date and Time: 8th September, 5 pm – 6 pm

Champion: Purple Patch

Event link
Venue: Reader’s Cove Library, Perungudi, Chennai
Date and Time: 8th September, 5 pm onwards

Champion: Once Upon a Time 
Event link
Venue: Once Upon a Time Children’s Library, Ar Samriddhi Apartments, Mettukuppam, Chennai
Date and Time: 8th September, 11 am – 12.30 pm

Champion: Kadhai Kadhaiyaam
Venue: The Montessori House, Adambakkam, Chennai
Phone: 9003253726
Date and Time: 8th September,  11 am – 12:15 pm

Champion: Kadhai Kadhaiyaam
Venue: Bodhana Montessori School, Chennai
Date and Time: 15th September, 11 am – 12.30 pm


Champion: Beyond Books
Call 42037799/ 24453191 to register
Venue: Odyssey, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai
Date and Time: 8th September, 5 pm onwards

Champion: Beyond Books
Call 42037799/ 24453191 to register

Venue: Odyssey, Adyar, Chennai
Date and Time: 9th September, 5 pm onwards

GOA

Champion: Leonard Fernandes/ The Dogears Bookshop
Event link
Venue: The Dogears Bookshop, Near the Asian Paints Store (Close to Menezes Nursing Home), Margao, Goa
Date and Time: 8th September, TBC

COIMBATORE
Champion: Dithi Phonics Kingdom
Call 9080222171 to register
Venue: Dithi Phonics Kingdom, 119, Thiru V.K Street, Krishnapuram, Saravanampatti P.O., Coimbatore
Date and Time: 8th September, 3 pm – 4.30 pm


DEHRADUN
Champion: Anubba The Storyteller
Event link
Venue: World Integrity Centre, 111/2 Rajpur Road, Dehradun
Date and Time: 8th September, 6 pm onwards


GURGAON
Champions: Bhavna Bhat and Richa Deo (Silverfish)
Venue: Nai Kiran Public School, Ardee City, Sector 52, Gurgaon 
Date and Time: 8th September, 12 pm – 1 pm


Champion: Treasure Trove Library
Event link
Venue: The Treasure Trove Library – Ipsaa Day Care, Sector 50, W Block, South City 2, Gurgaon
Date and Time: 9th September, 4 pm onwards

DELHI
Champion: Your Story Bag
Event link: Call 9080222171 to register
Venue: The Reading Caterpillar,  House No. 24, 2nd Floor, Block F, Nizamuddin West, New Delhi
Date and Time: 8th September, 11.30 am onwards


GHAZIABAD
Champion: Akanksha (The Wonderleaf Reading Club)
Event link
Venue: The Wonderleaf Reading Club, KG-97, New Kavi Nagar, Ghaziabad, UP
Date and Time: 8th September, 4.30 pm – 5.30 pm

PUNE
Champion: Project Re-Think
Event link: Call 98213-74014/ 96574-39244

Address: Community Center, Malwadi, Hadapsar, Pune
Date and Time: 8th September, 12 pm – 2 pm

HYDERABAD
Champion: The Book Shelf
Event link: Call 77022-27266 to register
Venue: The Book Shelf, H. No 24, SBH Colony, Near Osmania University, Near Andhra Bank, Hyderabad
Date and Time: 8th September, 3 pm – 4.30 pm