Posts Categorized: Bhutanese Folktale Project

  • For Laurie, a Welcoming New Hampshire Story

    “Laurie was their first English teacher. She brought sheets of white paper and markers to her students who spoke little English but told stories with their art.” In 2010, Laurie Lalish of Lutheran Social Services, now Ascentria, conducted a visual arts project with her ESL class in Laconia who created imagery of their homeland. They…

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  • Bhutanese Dance in New Hampshire

    “Traditional arts are artistic activities such as music, dance, and crafts that are passed down from one generation to the next within families and communities and are regarded by the community as part of their heritage.” This is how the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts describes their Heritage & Traditional Arts Program. This fall…

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  • Dal Mukarung remembers Bhutan

    I saw Dal Rai yesterday. He is the illustrator of the Bhutanese folktale published by the New Hampshire Humanities Council, The Story of a Pumpkin. Like many Bhutanese families who moved to Laconia, New Hampshire, Dal’s family is leaving this small lake district city. He’s pictured here with his sons, Adrin and Anmal, his wife…

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  • Journey to Kathmandu, Nepal

    Many have asked about a best way to help the people of Nepal. I met teachers with World Education Nepal during my visit there in early April. They are setting up “child friendly places” for earthquake survivors. These are places for “children to continue learning while they wait for schools to reopen.” They welcome donations…

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  • A Folktale Journeys with its Tellers

     “From a Bhutanese Farm to Small-Town America:  A Folktale Journeys with its Tellers”  is just published in Bookbird, A Journal of  International Chidlren’s Literature. Creating the Nepali-English folktale, The Story of a Pumpkin, was a many-layered process,  challenging, and joyous, too.  The link above is to an excerpt of the article.  I tried to bring…

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