Miles Morland Foundation hosts African Writers in Uganda
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Miles Morland Foundation hosts African Writers in Uganda

The Miles Morland Foundation hosted some of the hottest writers on the continent for a Creative writer’s workshop in Uganda on July 8-15, 2017. The workshop was hosted by Giles Foden and Michela Wrong. The Miles Morland Foundation has been known for its support of many artistic initiatives on the continent backing literary festivals and […]

Chimamanda Adichie announces cancellation of Farafina Trust Workshop 2017
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Chimamanda Adichie announces cancellation of Farafina Trust Workshop 2017

The Farafina Trust Workshop 2017 will not be happening its founder Chimamanda Adichie has said in a statement. This happened after its main sponsor Nigerian Breweries abruptly withdrew its patronage. Farafina Trust is a non-profit organization established to promote reading, writing, a culture of social introspection and engagement with society through the literary arts. One […]

Short Story Day Africa, Goethe Institut announce ID Flow Workshop Participants
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Short Story Day Africa, Goethe Institut announce ID Flow Workshop Participants

Short Story Day, Goethe Institut have announced participants to take part in ID Flow Workshop across the continent. The workshops will be facilitated by Efemia Chela, Rachel Zadok, Agazit Guramayle, Anne Moraa, Dzekashu MacViban, Sharon Kasanda. In April 2017, Short Story Day Africa in partnership with the Goethe-Institut invited submissions from writers who would attend […]

Short Story Day Africa 2017 workshops seeks submissions
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Short Story Day Africa 2017 workshops seeks submissions

Short Story Day Africa in partnership with the Goethe-Institut invite submissions to attend a series of one day workshops across the continent. Shorty Story Day Africa are now at the stage where they have workshops for African writers and they are looking for your submission. They have the “usual” terms and conditions for all entries […]

Kenyan set books for schools for the year unveiled
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Kenyan set books for schools for the year unveiled

The books to be read by students in Kenyans were unveiled by the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development on 16th January 2017. In Kenya, the publishing industry suffers from a unique problem. The whole fraternity of book people allocate their best editors, writers, lobbyists and the like to ensure that their books are considered in […]

Lesego Rampolokeng, Zukiswa Wanner feature at Sol Plaatje University Summer School
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Lesego Rampolokeng, Zukiswa Wanner feature at Sol Plaatje University Summer School

Lesego Rampolokeng, Zukiswa Wanner, and Moagi Modise were the featured guest lecturers at Sol Plaatje Summer Writing School that happened from January 9 – 13, 2017. Sol Plaatje, pronounced Sol Plackie, was a South African intellectual, journalist, linguist, politician, translator and writer. He was a founder member and first General Secretary of the South African […]

Meet the Ebedi International Writers Residency Program for June 2016
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Meet the Ebedi International Writers Residency Program for June 2016

Ayobami Adebayo, Kasimma Chinelo Okani and Temitope Shadiat Jimoh are the recipients of the June/July 2016 edition of the Ebedi International Writers Residency Program. Ebedi International Writers Residency is a private initiative for Writers to complete their on-going works free of charge in a convenient environment. The writer is accorded space and time to do […]

Ibadan Poetry Foundation Residency 2016 shortlist announced
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Ibadan Poetry Foundation Residency 2016 shortlist announced

Ibadan Poetry Foundation has announced its shortlist for the Ibadan Poetry Foundation Residency 2016. Ibadan Poetry Foundation is an independent literary organisation. It is committed to inspiring, creating opportunities and promoting poetry in Nigerian culture. The relatively new organisation’s most standout its mentorship and residency programme targeted at poets who want to improve their craft. […]

Goethe hosts Short Story Day Africa Workshops across Africa
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Goethe hosts Short Story Day Africa Workshops across Africa

The Short Story Day Africa workshops, called the 2016 Migrations Flow Workshop, will be hosted in cities across the continent at the Goethe Institut offices. The Migrations Flow Workshops will assist writers who are working on entries that would be considered this year’s Short Story Africa Prize 2016. Those who enter will be on the […]