Effectively dealing with writer’s block

Here’s a few tips on how to face your writer’s block head on! Acceptance is the first step towards healing – We all need to be healed from time to time but how many of us accept what we’re experiencing isn’t normal? Do we always seek help instead of turning a blind eye to what’s…

Humour in Poetry: A dying art

It was November 12th, 2016. In my desperate need for validation after a fairly traumatic breakup, I signed up for “The Bombay Slam #1”, an event I’ve since come to love even though that particular performance was horrifying. You see, “The Bombay Slam” is Words Tell Stories’ premiere Poetry Slam and pits Bombay’s finest poets…

In conversation with: Xabiso Vili

We’re super excited to have Xabiso in Bombay and featuring at our next WTS open mic on 27th May. We asked him a few questions.. What does poetry mean to you?  I was an awkward kid growing up. All this charm and charisma was hidden beneath fear after fear and then insecurity. I spent all my…

In conversation with Angelique Pinto

If you were at the WTS open mic in July, you would have met the beautiful, warm soul that is Angelique Pinto. We asked her a few questions 🙂 What does poetry mean to you? Poetry is expression. An affecting, outward expression of inward thoughts, feelings and emotions. It is a creation that showcases multiple…

How to be a good poetry audience..

We’ve talked about stage fright, the benefits of attending poetry workshops and tips on performance in previous blogs, and now it’s time to give the audience a few pointers! It’s simple really; a good audience can help uplift a performance, while a distracted/bored audience might drain, even the most seasoned performer. No poetry event is…

I write, therefore, I am..

It’s simple. I write, because if I don’t, I’ll go crazy. I’m what’s called a HSP – a highly sensitive person. We are 20% of the world’s population, I’m told. A HSP feels more intensely than the average person. We pick up on others’ emotions, even just by sitting next to them. We can tell…