Mark your calendar! Saturday, October 4, is World Children’s Poetry Day (WoChiPoDa,) and who better to explain this noble cause than self-published writer, regular Author’s Digest contributor, and WoChiPoDa founder, Gloria D. Gonsalves!
Over to you, Gloria!
By Gloria D. Gonsalves
Imagine talking a walk through a fairy tale forest. Then, an idea strikes you. First, you consider it a poem prompt; however, the mysterious, tall, green trees hung with moss won’t settle for a prompt. After two hours of walking, you are haunted by WoChiPoDa.
You are probably thinking that you’ve never heard of WoChiPoDa. Yes, you are right.
What is it?
World Children’s Poetry Day (WoChiPoDa) is a day dedicated to children’s poetry. This day is celebrated on the first Saturday of October. On this day, children will learn to experience poetry in fun way: reciting poems written all by themselves. Listeners can be family, friends, schoolmates, teachers or anyone else. And all this is done next to a big fire, lantern or candles.
Who is behind it?
WoChiPoDa was founded by yours truly, Gloria D. Gonsalves (children may call her Auntie Glo), and is an initiative aimed at instilling the love of poetry to young people. It will be celebrated for the first time on Saturday, 4th October 2014.
The idea occurred during a forest walk in the Fairy Tale Forest of Altenberg, Germany. Then followed a written proposal to a lady acquainted with the business of book trailers: Yvonne from LoewenHerz-Creative. The request was, “Would you like to do a logo and trailer for this idea?” She agreed. For the entire month of June, I marveled over how she transformed my proposal into a visual reality.
We’ll be back tomorrow with more from Gloria about WoChiPoDa. In the meantime, you can learn more at the following links:
WoChiPoDa website: www.wochipoda.com
WoChiPoDa’s Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/wochipoda
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