Walk With Me: A Writing Competition judged by Prajwal Parajuly

KATHASATHA announces its first writing competition, WALK WITH ME.

We are soliciting *non-fictional/ personal stories* specifically from PATAN area for our initiative GalliSalli that maps Kathmandu with personal stories. These can be narratives of events that took place in Patan; or memorable characters who still roam its streets; or myths & folk tales that ring through its courtyards; or unforgettable songs that live in the clinking of bangles, tea cups, and metal, all in all, a story only YOU can tell.

© Uttam Bahadur Shrestha/Nepal Picture Library

© Uttam Bahadur Shrestha/Nepal Picture Library

Your personal stories from *PATAN* area. Stories can be prose or poetry. Stories can be told with images, audio and/or video.

Can be in Nepali and/or English.

(Note: If written, stories should NOT be longer than 500 WORDS. For audio and video pieces, stories should not exceed the 2 MINUTE mark.)

You! Everyone! Spread the word!

Competition will end on OCTOBER 15, 2015.

Send all stories in all formats to kathasatha@gmail.com.

We are thrilled that the Prajwal Parajuly, the acclaimed author of The Gurkha’s Daughter  and Land Where I Flee, will be judging this competition. So, here’s your chance to take him on a walk through Patan with you.

The winning piece will use necessary elements of storytelling to bring a narrative to life and making it memorable.

1st Prize: Rs 3000
2nd Prize: Rs 2000
3rd Prize: Rs.1000

PRAJWAL PARAJULY is the son of an Indian father and a Nepalese mother. The Gurkha’s Daughter, his debut collection of short stories, was shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize in the UK and longlisted for The Story Prize in the US. Land Where I Flee, his first novel, was to international acclaim in 2015. Parajuly’s writings have appeared in The New York Times, Guardian, The New Statesman and on the BBC. He lives between London and New York. He is currently the Clayton B. Ofstad Endowed Distinguished writer-in-residence at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri.