Bikash Sangruala (@writerbikash) has released a fictional work titled Unlikely Storytellers. The book is published by Nepalaya Publication.
As reported in The Himalayan Times, Unlikely Storytellers captures Nepali society’s contemporary themes — broken families, strained relationships, lost childhood, love, sex, marital infidelity, war, guilt, mental illness, hope and more. Spanning over 2002-2013, the story is set in places like Dolakha, Rukum, Solukhumbu and Kathmandu, among others.
The book was launched at The British Council, Kathmandu on July 28, 2015.
Dhruva Thapa has released a poetry collection titled ‘The Dream We Had Together.’
Dhruva Thapa’s ‘The Dream We Had Together’ was officially launched on Sunday, July 12, 2015 at Hs Lordships restaurant in Berkeley, California. The poetry anthology has 40 selected English poems written between 2002 and 2015. Dhruva’s previous books include “Taste of the Himalayas” cookbook and Nepali poetry book “Dhruva Thapaka geet ra Kabitaharu.”
Jim Hughes, Ph.D., Writer and teacher consultant, Bay Area Writing Project said of the book “Reading the poems of Dhruva Thapa is being in the presence of a great heart – one just, generous, and sympathetic. One of his most powerful poems is about serving in the revolution. Sadly, he discovers that once they had won the war, the same suffering and injustices returned…. But he never gives up hope: ‘I am waiting for the moment / When the day passes / Without alarming the night…”. Similarly, Dr. Tika Lamsal, Department of Rhetoric and Language, University of San Francisco says Poet and Literary Journalist Dhruva Thapa’s collection of poems emerges as a notable contribution in the horizon of Nepali Diaspora Literature in North America.
Dhruva Thapa announced that sales from the books on the launch night will be donated to the victims of recent earthquakes in Nepal.
Dreams Magazine is organizing a unique poetry contest titled “BHAVISYAVANI.”
To participate in this poetry contest, you need to submit your poetry in Nepali by Bhadra 1 (August 18). If you are in Nepal, then you have to pay Rs. 100 and if you are submitting the poem from abroad, its $5 to enter in this contest. There are five different locations within Kathmandu that you can submit your poetry and the payment (listed on Dreams Magazine website).
Winners will get cash prizes, an opportunity to recite in public and get published in a book to be marketed internationally. For more details, please visit here: http://mydreamsmag.com/article/bhavisyavani/
Amar Neupane’s highly anticipated book “Karodaun Kasturi” releases today at 3pm at Nepal Academy Hall, Kamaladi.
Amar Neupane was the Madan Puraskar recipient for his book, Seto Dharti. Karodaun Kasturi is the author’s second novel. Niraj Bhari of Fine Print posted a short promotional video for Karodaun Kasturi on his YouTube page.
Random Readers’ Society of Nepal will host a Monsoon Special on Saturday, July 11 in Pokhara.
There will be a discussion on वृषभ वध, a novel by Narayan Dhakal @bnarayand. The lead presenter will be Gurung Sushanta. The event will take place at Pokhara Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Please arrive by 7:30am as the event starts at 8am. For any questions or directions, contact 9856031647.
Image source: Random Readers’ Society of Nepal Facebook page
Poets took stage at 27th edition of Poemandu at Nepal Bharat Library. The monthly event at the library hosted poets who recited poems in various languages. It was the first event at Nepal Bharat Library after the recent earthquakes in Nepal.
For continuous updates on poetry events in Nepal, continue to visit Nepali Bytes.
Literary events in Kathmandu are back. Embassy of India and B.P. Koirala India Nepal Foundation is hosting the 27th edition of Poemandu – recitation of poems in languages such as Nepali, Hindi, English, Urdu, Maithili, Bhojpuri, Awadhi, Newari on Thursday, June 18, 2015. 27th edition of Poemandu will start at 4pm at Nepal Bharat Library, Nepal Airlines Building, New Road Gate.
Image source: India in Nepal (Embassy of India Kathmandu) Facebook page
Sharada Sharma and Rabindra Mishra will be at Shilpee Theatre, Battisputali tomorrow at 3pm for a poetry session for earthquake victims.
Sharada Sharma is a leading female voice in contemporary Nepali literature. She is the author of Taap, Bhuinphoolko Desh, Agnisparsha and is also the recipient of Padmashree Sahitya Samman. Rabindra Mishra is the author of Khana Pugos, Dina Pugos and the most recent Rabindra Mishraka Kabita.
Tickets for the event are Rs.200 and Rs.500. @Yubraj_Koirala tweeted भूकम्प अघि र पछि लेखिएका कविताहरूको परोपकारी बाचन। टिकटका लागि ०१-४४६९६२१ मा फोन गर्न सक्नुहुनेछ।
Himali Sworharu is an online radio portal produced from New York City which features interviews, Nepali music and shares Nepalese community information.
Sahadev Poudel is the creator behind Himali Sworharu. We recently talked to him on his recent book “माटो र मन” . During that Twitter conversation, we talked to him about publishing from abroad, literary scene in the US, joys and challenges of self publishing among other things.
Sahadev is very active in the Nepalese literature community in New York City. Through his website, he has run some successful programs such as Katha Sansar~कथा संसार,सुन्ने कथाहरुको संग्रह, Jeeban Yatra Anubhab~जीबन यात्रा अनुभब,बिभिन्न व्यक्तित्वहरुको जीबन कथा उहाहरुकै स्वरमा, Srijanaka Swoharu~सृजनाका स्वरहरु,कविता,गीत,गज़ल, सके सम्म सर्जकहरुकै आवाजमा and Aaroh Abaroh to name a few.
This one of a kind Twitter conversation will take place for an hour. Anyone can ask questions on Twitter or on Facebook. On Twitter, users can ask questions to @nepalibytes @Sahadevision. We will use #maatoramann for anyone to join in on the conversation. This is a great opportunity for you to ask questions to Sahadev on his poetry, publishing from abroad, literary scene in the US, joys and challenges of self publishing or anything you want to ask him. We will also announce some special prizes during the conversation!!!
The 26th edition of Conversations with Anbika Giri and Binita Dahal took place on Monday, April 6 at Nepal Bharat Library in Nepal Airlines Building, New Road.
This event featured author Anbika Giri speaking about her recently released book “Maanchheko Rang” and it was moderated by journalist/columnist Binita Dahal. Binita Dahal introduced Anbika Giri as one of the most vocal authors among the young generation writers. Anbika Giri and Binita Dahal further engaged in discussing what inspired the author to pen a book on one of the most historic political movements of Nepal – the Maoist insurgency and the people’s movement. Towards the end of the event, the audience asked questions to Binita and Anbika.
Conversations is a free monthly program that takes place at Nepal Bharat Library in Nepal Airlines Building, New Road.
Image and some text source: India in Nepal (Embassy of India Kathmandu) Facebook page
We are excited to say that Sahadev Poudel, a theatre & radio artist will soon be releasing his self published anthology of Nepali poetry titled “माटो र मन”. He is the creator of Himali Sworharu.
On World Book Day, Sahadev announced on Himali Sworharu’s Facebook page that his first anthology of Nepali poetry “माटो र मन” will be published this Spring. This is an exciting initiative by Sahadev who has been active in the Nepalese literature community in New York City for quite some time. He has run some successful programs such as Katha Sansar~कथा संसार,सुन्ने कथाहरुको संग्रह, Jeeban Yatra Anubhab~जीबन यात्रा अनुभब,बिभिन्न व्यक्तित्वहरुको जीबन कथा उहाहरुकै स्वरमा
, Srijanaka Swoharu~सृजनाका स्वरहरु,कविता,गीत,गज़ल, सके सम्म सर्जकहरुकै आवाजमा and Aaroh Abaroh to name a few.
Sahadev shared on Twitter that his book will be launching in mid April in a non-traditional way. It will be available on Amazon & when possible he will do book tours.
Jhamak Ghimire’s Jiwan Kada Ki Phool is now available in an audio book form as well. Senior broadcast journalist Khagendra Nepal lent his voice for the audio book. The journalist was very happy to share that while he worked in BBC Nepal services, he listened to many international audio books and took the initiative to give the same satisfaction to Nepali listeners.
Professor Govinda Raj Bhattarai stated that Jhamak Ghimire is the only person in Asia whose work has made her so popular despite her illness. Jhamak Ghimire’s Jiwan Kada Ki Phool won the prestigious Madan Puraskar award in 2011. Jhamak is an active writer and also contributes regularly to Kantipur national daily.
Embassy of India in Kathmandu and B.P. Koirala India-Nepal Foundation will host the 26th edition of Poemandu on Friday, March 20, 2015.
At Poemandu, there will be recitation of poems in Nepali, Hindi, English, Urdu, Maithili, Bhojpuri, Awadhi, Newari and more. This is a monthly program at Nepal Bharat Library. It starts at 4pm and is FREE for anyone to attend.