Spiny Babbler

Events

  1. Spiny Babbler was established in 1991 as an English poetry journal. Over the years the organization has published regularly.
    View some of our publications here.

  2. Nationwide Poetry Festival. 2001. Involved 7 location readings and gatherings of poets.

  3. Nationwide Art Tour. 2011. Involved 19 locations from the furthest east to the west on the topic of the internet and E-opportunities. Most of these places had never seen an art show. The tour took perhaps the largest painting ever displayed in the nation at 54'x8' with other paintings, books and video films by Spiny Babbler.

  4. The art gallery in Kantipath established in 1997 and moved to Bakhundol and now locating in Freak Street has seen the display of work as well as sharing and lectures by national and international personalities.

  5. Readings and performances of poetry by prominent Nepalese creators as well as selected international poets and writers. Madhav Prasad Ghimire, Bairagi Kaila, Iswar Ballav, Bhuwan Dhungana, Modhnath Prashrit as well as emerging and new poets involved.

  6. Spiny Babbler in Australasia's six nations involved 22 creative writing departments of universities across the region. The effort resulted in "Anthology of Australasian Stories" and helped many young writers gain a foothold in the literary community of the Australasia.

  7. Spiny Babbler in 24 nations of Europe involved 103 poets in translation writing on the topic of persecution and peace. The effort involved 10 Nobel Laureates or their estates and came up with "Modern Poets of Europe."

  8. Spiny Babbler in the United Kingdom worked with some of the most prominent poets writing in English and came up with "Selected Poems of the United Kingdom." The follow-up workshop by the editors in Nepal led to "Creating Verse" focusing on the work of new poets writing in Nepal in English.

  9. Spiny Babbler across 20 nations involved young people writing on mountain related issues. Involving six continents, the two and half year effort resulted in "Mountain Forever" and "Young Minds of Twenty Nations" with Ford Foundation and ICIMOD.

  10. Conserve the Taudaha wetlands using the arts. Working the Global Environment Fund, UNDP, Spiny Babbler worked for a year and half in the village area and today the lake area is one of the most popular visitation sites for the people of Kathmandu.

  11. Conserve the culture of Sankhu using the arts. The local clubs and schools of Sankhu worked with Spiny Babbler to document and exhibit the most important cultural and natural wealth of this settlement that precedes the Lichhavi period (pre-fifth century).

  12. Arts and nature conservation came together through the three-year Alternative Media Project. Working in Thaiba in tandem with similar efforts going on in five nations, the project tested the use of poetry, music, theatre, puppetry and other mediums in nature conservation.

  13. Support working children and those involved in their care, Child-to-Child in project association with ILO involved more than 80 schools holding workshops, orientations, sharing guidelines, collecting life experiences and resulted in "Welcome to the World."

  14. Helped improve lives working with those in extreme need: Kanti Hospital burn unit and terminal care unit; Mental Hospital patients; ROKPA shelter for street children, PAM the young of prison inmates; PIN Nepal for the girls who need care and others.

  15. Documentaries and docu-dramas: Goreto Nisafko; UDLE; PASRA; Nepal Peace Trust; ARD Inc.; Habitat for Humanity; SAARC women's income generation unit and others takes Spiny Babbler from Dadeldhura to Baglung to Ilam. These outputs are content intensive.

  16. Other efforts include the use of the arts to address corporal punishment and child nutrition with World Vision. NGOs, private sector organization have also worked with Spiny Babbler over the years.