Interview: Akam Magazine

              Akam meaning inside, is a Malayalam magazine based in Kerala, India. For their September 2016 issue I was graced a long interview written by P Surendran Puthiyakalathil, a writer, columnist, art critic and a philanthropist. The interview was based on my two poetry books...

A Letter To The Fans: Celebrating World Letter Writing Day 2016

Have you ever considered the epistle or letter-writing as literary genre? You can start today on World Letter Writing Day. Pick up a pen or pencil and write a letter to give yourself an opportunity to remember the wonders of the hand-written word. ...

How To Host A Wochipoda Event

A poem is playing with many words which gives many giggles after a happy day or not so happy day. ~ Gloria D. Gonsalves Goal 4 of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is Quality Education. Poetry can contribute to relevant skills of reading and writing. Poetry can...

WoChiPoDa To See Yet Another Year in Tanzania

After continuously hosting vibrant poetry events, once again poets in Dar es Salaam seize the opportunity to honour another exceptional affair, the second World Children’s Poetry Day (WoChiPoDa) at the famous readership, Soma Book Cafe, at 53 Mlingotini Circle, Regent Estate. Wochipoda, under hands of...

Poem: “Our Pact” in When Women Waken

Our Pact by Gloria D. Gonsalves June 30, 2016 | By When Women Waken               In the name of our ancestors, ourselves and future generations I will meet you half way. Your aggression will be erased from my heart and mind to free our souls and spirits. Take, this day, my hand and promise to...

WoChiPoDa 2016: Available in 9 Languages Plus Free Poster

Remember that small initiative and my labour of love for poetry? The WoChiPoDa website is now available in nine languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili and Spanish). Videos are still in the making so stay tuned for that. I'm full of gratitude...

Poems: “The Bromeliad Jig”, “Fall Tapestry” and Others in NatureWriting.com

      The Bromeliad Jig Posted on May 29, 2016 by Gloria D. Gonsalves I’ve to water your heart. A friend said so did other experts. On hot days I’ve to dance. For you I learned salsa. In a pot or not we swirl. Home or the floor is our ballroom. With my dancing partner: Bromeliad. Floral Resurrection Posted on September 11, 2015 by...

Marketing & Promotion Tip: Independent Author Network (IAN)

If you love to write but dislikes promoting, then Independent Author Network (IAN) is your solution. Promotion of books divert me from writing. Hence I regard this activity with aversion. Additionally, there are many sources seeking to benefit financially from self-published authors. Since its inception in...

Reflection: Mother’s Day

Dear mother, you are the reason for life. Dear mother-to-be, you are the reason for hope. Dear miscarriage mother, you are the reason for strength. Dear adoptive mother, you are the reason for acceptance. Dear childless mother, you are the reason for humility. Dear all mothers and non-mothers, you are the reason for love. © Gloria D....

A Tribute To Papa Wemba

In our daily life, sometimes it is the smell, taste or sound that makes one reminisce about home. As for me, the song “Yolele” by Congolese musician Papa Wemba brings back a lot of fond memories. Strolling by a local street and hear different shops...