Poet, Christina Olivares, and writer/translator, Muna Gurung, in conversation at A Song Rises in Me. The two chatted about the process of writing; the hardness of book publishing + MFA programs; & the importance + softness of creating a community of writers, love, conjuring curiosities & humans, and lots and lots of laughter.Continue reading

WOW- Women of the World – is a global movement of festivals and the people who make them. It is a festival of talks, debates, performances, activism, workshops, food, music, exhibitions, mentoring and more. WOW festivals are high-profile, mainstream platforms to celebrate women and girls, and look at the obstacles they face across the world. They are a place where hundreds of women’s stories can be shared, feelings vented, minds influenced and fun had. Each WOW is for everyone, bold and broad-based in approach, lively and serious, bringing together of people from all corners of society.

We’re going to be at WOW Kathmandu 2018 festival!

We believe that a place is shaped by its stories and a story is shaped by many places. Armed with three large maps of Kathmandu and Nepal, we’ll be collecting personal stories + memories that are tied to specific physical spaces. Come share your story with us. Come write amongst Kathmandu’s fiercest women.

Venue: IOE, Pulchowk Campus
Time: 11AM onwards
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KathaSatha was in Woodside, Queens, on June 4, 2016 for the Weekend Walks festival organized by Woodside On The Move, Inc. It was the first time we collected sticky-note stories from New York *ON* the streets of New York.

We got 42 new stories! Our youngest storyteller? A 6-year-old writer.

Watch our Facebook space for these micro-stories.

photo.circle officially opened up Nepal Picture Library to the public and hosted a reading of the photo-stories that were born out of KathaSatha, photo.circle and Bookworm’s “Picture This” workshop. People gathered at The Bakery Cafe’s auditorium in Sundhara on a rainy Saturday evening (June 25, 2011) to listen to intimate stories told for the first time, through pictures publicly presented for the first time.

First time writers read alongside with published writers and editors. Writers sat down with their grandparents, parents, siblings, uncles and aunts, and asked them questions about the places, clothes and times captured in their photos often hidden in cupboards or behind faded album covers. Each participant wrote a story that the picture demanded, interspersed with memories and a little bit of history.

Thank you dear “Picture This” writers, you are such an inspiring group! Because of you and others like you, we can picture a collective Nepali memory, just like this one you have created.

Writers/Readers were: Saurav Kiran Shrestha, Shitu Rajbhandari, Shrijana Shrestha, Alok Adhikari, Ashok Adhikari, Shilu Manandhar, Sweta Baniya, Palistha Kakshapati and Aparna Singh (Abhishek Shiwakoti wrote stories, but could not read on the day of the event).

Stories along with their photos will be uploaded soon.

If you have old photos in your house somewhere and you want to write the stories that they hold, write to archives@photocircle.com.np.