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The Folding Poem

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In between confusions for writing a response and snickers at the responses written, these creative poets got a chance to not only bond and form friendship among one another but at the end also learnt how in the process of writing what really matters is the process and not the product. While enjoying this fun writing exercise, these four groups named themselves with quirky yet creative names and submitted their Folding Poem. While Samip Dai read the poems aloud to the kids, roars of laughter and giggles filled the class.

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Pokhara ain’t just about pizzas anymore

Photo courtesy: PRASAD

I have been to Pokhara multiple times. I’ve had a very judgmental opinion about people who liked to party by the Lakeside. Pokhara for me was a place for hedonists. I chose to believe I was not one. My opinion has changed over the years. Pokhara has more to offer than its famous Lakeside. Of course you know that.You have heard that before. But let me tell you again.

Photos by PRASAD

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नारायणीको डिम्पल

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यहाँको ठाउँ हो कि यहाँका साना साना कवि, उमेरमा जसले पनि कविता लेख्न खोज्छ, तर उमेर बढ्दै जाँदा त्यो खुबी घट्दै जान्छ र बिलिन हुन्छ, अनि भन्छन्, “थाहा छ? म पनि बच्चामा कविता लेख्थें नि”, तर यी भाइबहिनीहरु बिलिन हुँदैनन्, किनकि यिनीहरुले जानिसके, कविता भनेको कविता मात्र हैन, आवाज हो । तिनीहरु मानौ गुम्सिएको भावनालाई आवाज दिँदै थिए, कोहि कम्पुटर स्क्रिनमा देखिने आमालाई बाहिर निकाल्न चाहान्थे, कोहि आफुलाई होस्टेल छोडेर आफ्नो अस्तित्व जनाउन केवल उपहार पठाउने बाबाको लागि भक्कानिदै कविता निकाल्थे । ती कविता थिएनन्, गुम्सिएका आवाज थिए, अनि यो त बस उनीहरुको सुरवात थियो ।

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Working in groups

Ujjwala talks to Santwana, Sasit and Nischal - some of our older participants in the intensive workshops in Kavre.

Ujjwala Maharjan has been teaching spoken word for about four years now. She shares with us, her experience while working as an instructor for a group of participants of different age groups.

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Who are WW?

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Word Warriors are a Kathmandu-based group of young poets leading the spoken word movement in Nepal. We have been performing, conducting events, competitions and workshops, all over Nepal, sharing the platform that spoken word provides for youth expression and voice. Learn More>>

our programs

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Regional Slams

We organize inter-school youth poetry slam or competitions in various regions. In collaboration with Quixote’s Cove, we organized the second inter-school poetry slam in Kathmandu QC Awards 2013: The Poetry Slam , QC Awards 2013: Slamming in Surkhet in the Surkhet valley and the QC Awards 2015 . How do we organize regional slams? – […]

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Performances

Word Warriors do performances at bars, museums, art spaces, events and in random streets or art spaces around town.

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Educational Programs
Educational Programs

Our educational workshops are designed in such a way, that it not only instills them with poetry skills and tools, but also helps them become creative thinkers and writers and better public speakers.

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Write to Speak

Write to Speak is a campaign run by the Word Warriors, to introduce performance poetry to young members from diverse communities in five urban centers in Nepal.

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