Gloria Mwaniga is this month’s featured guest at the Global Story of the Month at the Alliance Française Nairobi on Saturday, October 29, 2022. The event, which is free, starts at 2 pm.
Global Story of the Month is a project where young writers get to meet and interact with those who are already established in the trade. It was initiated by the Lucas Wafula-founded Global Editorial Centre Ke, a Kenyan-based firm that offers practical training that suits the needs of people who need to fit in the ever-changing publishing world today. The virtual series, which started during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, has had guests like Dr Tanaka Chidora, Gladwell Pamba, Wafula P’Khisa, Awadifo Olga Kili, and Rémy Ngamije.
The first in-person edition of the event will feature Kenyan writer educator and columnist Gloria Mwaniga. She is a graduate of the University of Nairobi as well as the Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Writing Workshop in Nigeria. Some of her accolades include the Miles Morland Foundation Writing Scholarship, The Goethe-Institut’s Afro Young Adults Fiction Competition (shortlisted), Writivism Short Story Prize (shortlisted), and African Land Policy Centre Story Prize (awarded).
On Saturday, October 29 the writer will talk about previous work and read from her latest short story published in The White Review in August at the Alliance Française Nairobi. The conversation conducted by Lucas Wafula will shine a light on her writing journey, process, craft, inspiration, prizes, and loads more. Those who attend will also learn how one can win a writing scholarship, no doubt from her experience getting the Miles Morland Foundation Writing Scholarship in 2019.
Those who are unable to make it physically will also have the session streamed live. Details can be found at the Global Editorial Centre Ke on Facebook by clicking here.