Friendship Dance

Friendship Dance

Tej Nepal, of Manchester, New Hampshire, choreographed this dance performed at the  NH Humanities Council folktale festival.

Slideshow of the Pumpkin Party

Slideshow of the Pumpkin Party

We had a fabulous time at the festival! There was much singing, dancing, storytelling, and eating. It was wonderful to see people come together to enjoy the festivities and learn more about each other’s cultures. We hope you enjoy the photos.

Pumpkin Party

Pumpkin Party

We celebrated the publication of THE STORY OF A PUMPKIN, a folktale in Nepali and English at our Folktale Festival on Friday night. Hari Tiwari told the story in Nepali and Jo Radner told the story in English to a crowd of about 250 people, and then we danced! People from a real mix of … Continue reading

Riddles in Nepal

Riddles in Nepal

I found a story about  riddles in Nepal and Village Eating Stories.  It captures the fact that so many of the riddles are not translatable into English. And now I know why I couldn’t answer the ones we heard in Laurie Lalish’s ELL class in Laconia! Do you have a riddle?

The book is here–time to celebrate!

The book is here–time to celebrate!

NH Humanities Council celebrates publication of English-Nepali picture book with a public Folktale Festival on August 17  MANCHESTER – Join the NH Humanities Council to celebrate the launch of a newly-published Nepali-English picture book at a Folktale Festival on Friday, August 17 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the William B. Cashin Senior Activity Center at 151 Douglas Street … Continue reading

Listening is Golden

Listening is Golden

When I first heard about the Bhutanese-Nepali book project and The Story of a Pumpkin, I was thrilled to be asked to help with the blog. Little did I know that one month later, I would be teaching a beginnning English class to Bhutanese adults at the International Institute in Manchester. So, it made perfect … Continue reading

The Pumpkin Rolls Home to Hobblebush

The Pumpkin Rolls Home to Hobblebush

Sid Hall at Hobblebush Press in Brookline, NH is shepherding the book through the printing process.  He met with the designer, Susan Gaylord, and me to look at the book’s design and guide us in steps to prepare the book for the printer. Here’s a student’s drawing of a Mali cow with patches of black … Continue reading