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Introduction: PANAsia Creativity

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PAN-Asia Creativity

When people hear the name of our country, Nepal, there are mixed reactions. The geographically unaware mistake us for Napolitans, The more in tune mention the famous Gorkhas or mountain-climbing Sherpas. This is fine because these groups and the Highest mountains on earth, amongst which thy dwell deserve more recognition than they get. Yet, the way the world goes one has to be in the midst of conflict, diamond mines or petroleum fields for the world to know you exist.

So, why should they know we exist and what and who are PANAsia Creativity?

 

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Introduction: NWEN

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About NWEN

Society of Nepali Writers in English (NWEN)  was established on December 9, 2000 by a group of writers and academics as an organized body of Nepali writers writing originally in English. Primary objectives of NWEN are to develop a common forum of Nepali writers writing originally in English,to promote Nepali creative writing in English within the country and abroad, to create a sense of national identity through literature, cultural interaction and activities, and to promote international understanding and amity through cultural exchanges.

To achieve these objectives NWEN organizes regular reading sessions, talks, symposia, and discussions; publishes a literary magazine with creative and critical writings of different genres; publishes anthologies of creative and critical writings in English, organizes creative writing workshops, seminars and conferences to train new and prospective writers in English, facilitates the publication of poets and writers in medium journals, magazines, and newspapers; and, coordinate programs for cultural exchanges with other related organizations/ institutions at home and abroad.

(From NWEN website. For more details, visit: http://www.nwen.org.np/index.php)

Introduction: LAN

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Literary Association of Nepal (LAN) was founded two decades ago by a group of academicians associated with Tribhuvan University to promote academic, literary and research scholarship in the country. With the emergence of new Universities in the country, now the LAN constitutes members and supporters from all Universities including Kathmandu University, Pokhara University, Purbanchal Univeristy, and Mahendra Sanskrit University.

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Introduction: DSRC

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Laxmi Prasad Devkota (1909-1959) lovingly known as Mahakavi or Great Poet for his great body of powerful poetry and significant writings inNepali and English, commands great respect in the world of Nepali letters. Nearly half a century after he left the literary scene, Devkota’s contributions in diverse genres of literature and many areas of Nepalese social and cultural life remain deeply felt and appreciated. MAHAKAVI LAXMI PRASAD DEVKOTA STUDY AND RESEARCH was set up in June 2005 at the initiative of writers, academicians and concerned citizens to honour the memory of Laxmi Prasad Devkota and to promote research and scholarship on his life and works.  (more…)

Introduction: ACH

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Established by a group of promising Nepali young scholars, researchers and artists in 2012, Asian Center for Humanities (ACH) aspires to contribute to the promotion, preservation and fostering of various fields of humanities like film, music, theatre, literature, sculpture and painting at both national and international levels.

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ACH aims at achieving the objectives below: (more…)

Introduction: Prospero

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PROSPERO PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

Prospero Performing Arts Center is a Nordic organization, founded in 2013 by Landskrona Stad/Sweden and Passepartout Theatre Production/Denmark with a third partner in Kilden Teater- og Koncerthus in Kristiansand/Norway.

Prospero Performing Arts Center is a platform – a Nordic triangle – with the purpose to support and establish international, intercultural performing arts for children and young people. We will do this by creating and extending a professional network for artists from the whole world – in and by workshops, seminars, symposiums and publications. By initiating and encourage innovative and professional, intercultural productions and performances – a performing art not fearing to mix traditions, techniques and cultures, but want to explore styles, forms and traditions within art. A kind of anthropological Performing Arts cooperation – the mirror can be angled in any direction.

Prospero’s first projects have been supported by Nordic Culture Point, Nordiska Kulturfonden, Kulturbryggan/Sweden, Danish Center for Culture and Development the Danish Art Council.

(From Prospero Website. For more details, visit: http://prosperoperformingartscenter.com/index.html)

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