Posts Categorized: COMMUNITY READING AND WRITING PROJECTS

  • Bhutanese Folktale Project, 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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  • Folktale Festival Picture Show

    Here’s a photo gallery from our Folktale Festival celebrating  The Story of a Pumpkin by Hari Tiwari.  She told the story in her ELL class in Laconia, New Hampshire.  It was a story her father told to her when she was a little girl. And now the New Hampshire Humanities Council has published the tale…

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  • The Story of a Pumpkin, a tale from Bhutan

    The Story of a Pumpkin, a folktale in Nepali and English, has just been published by the New Hampshire Humanities Council.  The photo is from our  Folktale Festival celebrating the tale told by Hari Tiwari who now lives in Laconia, NH.   This book is the fruit of the work of many: new neighbors from…

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  • Be a Dad. Be There, Reading with Dads in Prison

    By Terry Farish “Like I want to rush my sentence.  I feel like I’m missing out with my baby.  But it seems like six months has gone so fast for her.  You want to take in every last breath you can take, and make them last.” Inmates connect with their kids reading poetry and Jane…

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