Organizer: Nas With Notepads
We are Nas with Notepads. We love words.
We love to write, we love to read and we love to hear everybody’s words.
Our Mission & Vision
We started Nas with Notepads as a group that aims to promote quality poetry in Khartoum. Our main purpose is to attract genuine and outstanding poets and a loving and truly interested audience for evenings of quality poetry and spoken word performances in an intimate and cozy atmosphere.
Our overall mission is to promote, using the creative process, a platform through which youth can both make a substantial impact on Sudanese culture and project an image of Sudan that has yet to be seen.
These are some of the things we hope to achieve through our work:
A culture of writing and creative expression
Making Sudan positively recognized through NWN
Monthly NWN Events
Nas with Notepads hold poetry and spoken word events in the open mic style on the first Monday of every month. In our efforts to promote free expression, we provide a completely uncensored mic, which means that we have no control over the language that the poet chooses to use, nor are we responsible for the content their poetry addresses. That being said, we do understand the environment in which we operate, and value the safety of our poets and audience.
This is why our events are private and by invitation only. Invitations are sent by email to the NWN mailing list. Names of attendees are added to the guest list until venue capacity is reached (usually around 70 people). If you are interested in receiving invitations to NWN events, join our mailing list by clicking the button below.
We encourage not only those who perform at our events, but all poets and spoken word artists to submit their work to be shared on our website.
The WORDshop is – as it sounds – a workshop that addresses the ins-and-outs of poetry and spoken word. This informal learning circle serves as an exchange of ideas and knowledge between its participants, encouraging the idea that every individual, no matter their age or level of experience, has something valuable to offer.
Listen to poems from last year’s 100TPC event