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Spoken word poetry workshop in the Lake City

- Samikshya Bhattarai, Kathmandu

Apr 20, 2017-Spoken word poetry group Word Warriors is conducting a three-day workshop—From Classroom to Classroom for would-be spoken word poetry instructors, in Pokhara, starting on April 23. 

The workshop, which is part of the Word Warriors’ Write to Speak campaign, will see instructors from Word Warriors including Ujjwala Maharjan and Yukta Bajracharya lead poetry enthusiasts through the fundamentals of spoken word poetry—including conducting slam poetry events and workshops.

Write to Speak is a campaign run by the Word Warriors that introduces performance poetry to young members from diverse communities in five urban centres in Nepal including Kathmandu and Pokhara alongside Bharatpur, Dharan and Birgunj. The programme, which focuses on strenghthening young women and marginalised communities, aims to provide the youth an opportunity to speak out and be heard. 

Speaking to the Post, Ujjwala Maharjan from said: “The last time we held a Write to Speak event in Pokhara the response was positive and welcoming. We are organising this workshop because it is a veritable opportunity for spoken poetry enthusiasts in the city. We are hopeful that this effort will help locals take poetry scene in Pokhara forward.”  She added that the organisers plan to train the participants in implementing instruction models that Word Warriors use while giving slam poetry workshops. 

The Word Warriors will also be holding Nepal Reads programme in Pokhara on April 29, where the participants will have an interactive discussion on the Poetry anthology These Fine Lines.  

Published: 20-04-2017 09:59

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