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Creative writing for 2015: Rhodes University and Writivism

You want be having dinners in your honour, mad change being tossed at you as you travel world capitals and all bow in your way? Creative writing might not be the best route for fame and fortune as we all know seeing as writing isn’t the most glamorous of jobs especially in this part of […]

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Storymoja Festival 2014 so far – Wednesday and Thursday

The Storymoja Festival happening at the National Museums of Kenya that started on Wednesday has been what can only been described as pacing itself. The first two days of the festival, Wednesday and Thursday, started slowly with master classes galore. With some of the coolest people on the planet there to teach you how to […]

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The Open Book Festival starts in Cape Town

Open Book is one of the fastest growing literary festivals on the planet. If everything you read on the Internet is to believed then this festival was born when President Robert Mugabe attacked what was at the time a most import festival at the time; the Harare International Book fair. His attacks were directed at […]

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Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2015 now open

You can now put in your entry for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize for 2015. This year’s Commonwealth Short Story Prize is part-funded by The Sigrid Rausing Trust – we laud, not slam you, Sigrid Rausing Trust. The process is simple. You submit your short story via the online application form between 15 September and 15 November 2014. If you are […]