Lauri Kubuitsile

Lauri Kubuitsile

Botswana writer Lauri Kubuitsile and actor Donald Molosi were the folks who started off the biggest edition of Writivism 2015 with a creative writing workshop at the National museum in Gaberone, Botswana.
Kenyans will fondly remember Lauri Kubuitsile for the period when she was in town for the 2012 of the Storymoja Hay Festival. Kubitsile who is published by Kwela has a large body of work including children’s books, detective novellas and collections of short stories for children. Molosi on the other hand is an official Ambassador for Brand Botswana and the youngest-ever recipient of the Khama Brilliant Spirit Award (2003), a prestigious Presidential award, for his contribution to the arts in Botswana.
The participants scheduled to be in the workshop included Gomolemo Morwa, Matlhogonolo Motshegwa, Sharon Tshipa, Janet Mudongo, Tshepo Bogatsu, Florence Phuti, Thato Chuma, Ofilwe Powe, Priscillar Matara and Katlego Kol-Les. According to a blog written by Lauri Kubistile after the fact only eight of these ten attended the workshop.
Here are some tweets from some of the participants from the event that was a three day affair;

The next #writivism2015 activity will be the Lagos workshop on Jan 16-18 facilitated by Dami Ajayi, Richard Ali and Ukamaka Olisakwe.