Become a Word Warrior

Become a Word Warrior

"Know that there is often hidden in us a dormant poet, always young and alive"  
~  De Musset-P ~

American Spoken word poet, Sarah Kay, training a
group of young writers from Word Warriors poetry group.
Photo Credit : Word Warriors
As with that saying, we all come with this wonderful gift to express our poetic feelings and all is need to be done is pour them in the words of joy. With young poets coming together since December 2010 on an initiative +Word Warriors Nepal, a spoken word poetry group, has been

successful in creating an environment of spoken word and slam poetry in Kathmandu. +Ujjwala Maharjan, Program Coordinator at Word Warriors says to +View Your Choice- तपाईको सोचाई हाम्रो रोजाई -, "Wwant to expand the community and make the spoken word scene even more vibrant. Right now, we are searching for young people who are passionate about storytelling through poetry, to become a part of the core team of Word Warriors."

And here's an opportunity for you to join the core group and tour Nepal with young spoken word poets! All you need to do is apply by August 12, 2014. If you are really curios about knowing more you may join an orientation program scheduled for August 9th, 2014  from 10:00 am to
11:00 am at Quixote's Cove Bookshop, Ekantakuna, Lalitpur, Nepal. 

Explaining us about what would the core team be enjoying with Ujjwala shares, "As a member of the core team of Word Warriors, you will get to work with existing members to develop your poetry writing and performing skills. You will also help the Word Warriors organize spoken word performances and competitions, conduct spoken word poetry workshops, and get

a chance to engage in various other spoken word projects.


  • You get to do what you love – poetry.
  • You get to meet people who share the same passion for poetry as you.
  • You get to take part in several workshops and trainings conducted by local and international experts on: spoken word poetry, community approach, teaching methodologies, event management, workshop modulations and much more.
  • You get to tour Nepal with the BookBus, Write to Speak, and other projects.
  • You get to teach and share poetry to new people.
  • You get invited to WW events and other events in which the WW perform.
  • You get be published potentially.
  • And once again, you get to do what you love – poetry and be paid for it.


Members of Word Warriors poetry group with students of a school in Kakadvitta, Jhapa,
 after a spoken word poetry workshop. Photo Credit: Nayan P. Sindhuliya

As a core group you will be involved in "Write to Speak" and "Book Bus" initiatives currently. 


Write to Speak will introduce spoken word poetry to those whose voices have traditionally been
suppressed, especially women. Over the two years, the project will work with young women and
men (aged 14- 25) from marginalized groups and communities in six areas of Nepal to bring forth their stories, narratives, concerns and perspectives in their words and in their own voices. The program is organized by the Word Warriors in collaboration with Quixote’s Cove and is being funded by the Danish Centre for Culture and Development.


The U.S. Embassy Book Bus is a mobile library which hopes to encourage communities to
establish and expand their own local libraries. It travels with local artists, poets, writers and
educators to conduct workshops and educational programs in the communities it visits. The
Book Bus has traveled widely in Nepal and brought the joy of reading to thousands of students.

+View Your Choice- तपाईको सोचाई हाम्रो रोजाई - promotes positive influencing stories and encourages young minds and adults to involve on several initiatives that contribute to larger part of the society. Write to us if you have an opportunity  or a story to share at 



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