VoW 2019 - Speaker
Jayshree Misra Tripathi
Jayshree Misra Tripathi lived a nomadic lifestyle from 1986 till 2015, as the wife of a career foreign service officer in the Indian Civil Service. She has written from across three continents – as a freelance journalist, poet and chronicler.
Jayshree followed up her MA in English (Literature) from Delhi University (1978), with a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Rights Law from the National Law School of India University, Bengaluru (Distance Education programme, 2001). She has taught English Language and Literature, been an examiner in English for the Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Organisation and was their trained Consultant.
Her collection of poetry, Trips and Trials: A Selection of Poems and Songs, was released in December 2018 by Pepperscript Publishers. What Not Words, a short story collection set in India and the Diaspora, is available on Amazon via Kindle Direct Publishing and will soon be available with Authorspress in India; her earlier works include The Sorrow of Unanswered Questions (The International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Colombo, Sri Lanka; 2001). Jayshree has also written for children, with a collection, Tales in Verse from India for Children Everywhere (Pothi Publishers), now available on Amazon KDP. Her Folk Tales from her home state of Odisha appeared in Amar Chitra Katha in December 2018. She continues in raising awareness on adult literacy and women helping women, with #HelpHerWalkForward.