Pa Gya! A Literary Festival 2022

The schedule for Pa Gya! A Literary Festival 2022 to be hosted in venues in Accra, Ghana from October 14-16, 2022 has been unveiled.

Pa Gya! A Literary Festival is a literary arts festival featuring readings, panel discussions, performances, book launches and sales, literary prize awards and much more. Its name Pa Gya! comes from the Twi word meaning “to lift up” or “to strike flame” and is aimed at igniting passion for the literary arts. It was first hosted by the Writers Project of Ghana and the Goethe-Institut in 2017 followed by other successful editions in 201820192020, and 2021.

The Pa Gya Festival to be hosted at the Goethe-Institut, Netherlands’ Embassy, and Foundation for Contemporary Arts has made its schedule public with a slew of activities in the capital of the West African country. Some of these are workshops in fiction by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, poetry by Prof Dr Patricia Jabbeh Wesley, in editing with Anwuli Ojogwu, and healing by Araba Ofori Acquah. Those who attend also get the chance to learn Writing in Ghanaian Pidgin with Fui Can Tamakloe, Crafting Complex Characters with Maame Blue, Young Adult Fiction with Sarah Odedinah, The Blogging Business with Dagny Zenovia, and Living & Eating Your Art: Branding, Brand Positioning and Pricing with the Poetry Association of Ghana.

Apart from the educational part of the festival, it shall be a celebration of the literary arts with panels, readings, book launches, storytelling events, poetry recitals, and loads more. Some of the expected guests are Kwaw Ansah, Aseye Tamakloe, Kinna Likimani, Samuel Alesu-Dordzi, Elizabeth Nwarueze, Teddy Totimeh, Adjoa Ofei, Ruby Goka, Aziza Atta, Eghosa Imasuen, Maame Aba Daisie, Kofi Dzogbewu, Kofi Anyidoho, Martin Egblewogbe, Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse, Aekua Bobson, Wale Okediran, Camynta Baezie, Anwuli Ojogwu, Chuma Nwokolo, Patron Henekou, Katleho Shoro, Ama Asantewa Diaka, Nancy Henaku, Jeffrey Atuobi, Nana Asase, Nii Ashaley, Fui Can Tamakloe, Asangba Taluah, Ahmed Barry, Billie McTernan, Michelle Chikaonda, Molara Wood, Abena Mariam, Nana Yaw Sarpong, Frances Williams, Empi Baryeh, Michelle Chikaonda, Kobina Graham, Teddy Totimeh, Katleho Shoro, Adwoa Opoku Agyemang, Sara Ozo-Irabor, Kwaku Sakyi-Addo, Ato Quayson, Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah, Edzordzi Agbozo, A’bena Awuku Larbi, Henneh Kyereh Kwaku, Mamle Wolo, Ama Dadson, Ekua Ekumah, Rhoda Korley-Owu, Mohammed Polo, Nii Odai Lartey, Kwesi Nyantakyi, Obari Gomba, Novisi Dzitrie, Clifton Gachagua, among others.

To check out the latest schedule of the festival running next week, please click here.