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Shobha Tharoor Srinivasan

I am a California-based published children's author, voice talent, poet, and translator. My voice can be heard in documentaries, educational and journalistic initiatives, travel films, audiobooks, and more, and my essays and stories have appeared in print publications.


Introduction to Poetic Forms

I will share examples of poetic forms and literary terms. There will be time for Q and A and sharing

Shobha Tharoor Srinivasan

45 Minute Program

What is a Sonnet? Shall We Write One Together?

We will read examples of sonnets- both traditional and humorous and will attempt to write the form in iambic pentameter.

Shobha Tharoor Srinivasan

45 Minute Program

Voice Over Basics

As a professional voice talent with a large portfolio of varied work under my belt and as an author of children's books I know the value of words to draw in readers and an audience. In this class I will share basic techniques of voice over and we will practice reading aloud with poems and tongue-twisters and more.

Shobha Tharoor Srinivasan

30 Minute Program

So You Want To Be a Poet?

I will use my latest book as a guide to introduce readers to poetic forms like sonnets, nonets and limericks, poetic stanzas of various lengths, and metered lines that demonstrate the beat and rhythm of rhymed and unrhymed poetry. We will then practice creating poems as well using word exercises.

Shobha Tharoor Srinivasan

45 Minute Program

Shobha Tharoor Srinivasan is a California-based children's author and professional Voice Over Talent, poet, and translator who came to this second career from the non-profit arena where she spent two decades using her words to bring funds to disability initiatives. Her latest book published by Clearfork Publishing, How Many Lines in a Limerick? PoeticForms and Literary Terms for Kids of All Ages is an illustrated poetry reader that uniquely mixes "how-to" poems that teach about poetic forms (like sonnets, villanelles, and haikus) with examples of those forms. PineReads Review gave the book a warm reception with a glowing review and an interview with the author. Her last book, Indi-Alphabet, published by Mango and Marigold Press takes readers around India and provides geography in its maps, history in the fun facts on each page, and poetry in the descriptions of places in the subcontinent. Shobha is also the published author of five children’s books in India (with Mango/DC Books and Tulika). Shobha's voice has been used in documentaries, educational and journalistic initiatives and audio books, both in India and the United States, and her essays and stories have appeared in publications including India Currents and Skipping Stones.

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Indi-Alphabet

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How Many Lines in a Limerick?

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