Project: Akili Reading Club

I had this idea, to start a children's library in my other home country Tanzania. According to the BIG MAGIC by Elisabeth Gilbert, an idea will find someone who is willing to implement it. However, if you procrastinate, someday it will leave to find someone...

I Have Joined The Army of Book Fairies

Books are important: you can travel the world through them, you can see your struggles reflected in them, you can find solutions to your struggles in them, you can find wisdom in them, you can find entertainment in them, you can find differing opinions in...

GloPoWriMo/NaPoWriMo Early-Bird: Spring Wedding

  Today's special early-bird prompt is to write a haibun!  This poem is inspired by the wilting tulips next to my writing screen. And on Friday morning, she walked the aisle of spring carpeted with petals of blooms; pink, yellow, white and rainbow, dreaming to find him at the...

Award: Sonne Woman of Excellence in Literature

On Saturday, 25 March 2017 women from Bavaria, Germany and beyond gathered in Munich to attend the Moving Women Empowerment Conference. The event was organised by the Edtextain e. V. / Sonne Intercultural Magazine. The day's programme drew to a close with the Icon Recognition Ceremony....

International Women’s Day 2017: A Letter To Daughters

For International Women's Day 2017, we're asked to #BeBoldForChange. To call on the masses or call on ourselves to help forge a better working world - a more inclusive, gender equal world. So I wrote a letter to daughters. 8 March 2017 Dear daughters, I hope this International...

The Moving Women Empowerment Conference 2017

The Moving Women Conference is an event where women from various backgrounds come together to learn, share and celebrate themselves. The conference will include presentations and podium discussions to help attending women to realise their dreams through practical information. Furthermore the event is a platform...

Poetry Movie: Delirium of Memories by Gloria D. Gonsalves

On September 2016, we visited the island of Corsica. Our first week was spent in the heart of a Corsican mountain village, Mazzola. On the second week, we stayed between Olmeto, a village perched on a mountainside and the coastal town of Propriano, found on...

Write for Rights: A Letter To The Moon Girl

Every December, Amnesty International under its campaign ‘Write for Rights’ calls its supporters around the world to write millions of letters for those whose basic human rights are being attacked. Their plea – write like someone’s life depends on it. According to statistics, 1 out...

Poem: The Atlas

You felt me at the Ourika touching the impossible spaces. There you wanted more. So you chased through valleys and hills rivers and ravines to kiss me with your lenses from a longing distance. I am your mountain. Copyright © 2016, Gloria D. Gonsalves. All rights reserved....

Germany: WoChiPoDa 2016 Celebrations

Munich, Saturday 1 October 2016 Saturday 1 October 2016, saw the first ever WoChiPoDa (Welt-Kinder-Gedichte-Tag) celebrations in Germany. The event, which took place at EineWeltHaus in Munich, was organised by Diana Mac Omolo through the guidance of the WoChiPoDa founder Gloria D. Gonsalves under the theme...

Win A Signed Copy of ‘Lamellia’

Do you know what happens when mushrooms raise a human child? The answer can be found in my new book Lamellia: The Kingdom of Mushrooms. Lamellia tells a story of a human baby found alone in the kingdom of mushrooms. The arrival of the baby...

Tanzania: WoChiPoDa 2016 Celebrations

Dar es Salaam, Friday 7 October 2016   Friday, 7 October 2016 saw the annual World Children's Poetry Day (WoChiPoDa) celebrations taking place a second time in Tanzania. The event took place at Soma Book Cafe, Dar es Salaam. It was organised by poet Gonsalves Mpili...