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Editing & Critiquing Poetry – Matthew Shenoda & Ladan Osman

Masterclass: Critiquing & Editing Poetry With: Matthew Shenoda (Egypt/USA) & Ladan Osman (Somalia/USA) Time: Thur 18th September 2:30pm – 5:30pm Venue: Nairobi National Museum One of the most essential elements … Continue reading


Documentary Film Production Masterclass – With Kenny Mann

Storymoja Festival Masterclass Series : Documentary Film Production With: Kenny Mann Time: Wed 17th September 2:30pm – 5:30pm Do you have great ideas for a documentary film but get bogged … Continue reading


Fire by Ten Special Event Featuring the show Kimbia, Live Music, & a Short Film

1. You have two chances to catch our current touring show KIMBIA in Nairobi, at 2pm or 5pm on Saturday the 26th of July at The Theatre Company Studio, The … Continue reading


SLAM/ Storymoja Festival Spoken Word Poetry Call Out

The Deadline for registration for the SLAM (Spoken Word) Contest has been pulled up to 11th July. A Pre-SLAM will be held on 13th July at Words Galore at PAWA254. You can register as a Slammer by calling this number 0720 785 173 or 0736 564 538 by Friday, 11th July 2014 or email Email subject line should read “52nd Slam Application” .


Storymoja Festival/ Hisia Zangu Page Poetry Call Out

Page poetry is intended for the eye, whereas Spoken Word engages both the eye and the ear. Some poetry that is originally meant for the page is sometimes suitable for … Continue reading


Winning Story – Lunatic Express

The judges have finally decided! The winning story is: Lucky No.7 by Christine Yienya Explaining their decision, the judges wrote: A good story, a good short story, does not force … Continue reading

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The Writing Life – Ndiritu Wahome

Ndiritu Wahome is the author of The Sad Artist and Other Fairy Tales. The Writers’ Blog had a chat with him about his writing and his newly published book. How … Continue reading

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Lunatic Express – The Shortlist

Phew! What a reading experience! The Storymoja Judges finally have a shortlist of 8, but haven’t made a verdict on the winning story yet. Why don’t you read through the … Continue reading


Lunatic Express & Other Stories

We hope you are enjoying your long weekend. Looks like we are going to spend our holiday Monday sorting through entries to the Lunatic Express Short Story contest. The shortlist … Continue reading


Call Out | Storymoja Festival Bloggers

Dear Friend of the Storymoja Festival, Do you have a blog, or wish to own a blog where you can air your thoughts on pertinent issues with regards to literature, … Continue reading


Kwani Trust Seeks Applicants for 2014 Fiction Workshop

Kwani Trust invites applications for a residential fiction workshop to be held from June 24th to July 6th. Following Kwani?’s pursuit of developing new contemporary fiction, the workshop will incubate … Continue reading


The Writing Life – Richard Crompton

Author Richard Crompton lives in Nairobi, Kenya, with his wife and their three young children. A former BBC journalist, Crompton left London several years ago when his wife, a human … Continue reading

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Lunatic Express – May Short Story Call Out

This month we are looking for fun – out-of-the-ordinary, maybe a little scary, with surprising twists, and turns – stories. And yes, we have deliberately referenced East African Cultural Lore … Continue reading


Winning Poem – Poetic Pains

The Storymoja Writers’ Blog is delighted to announce the winner of the Poetic Pains Contest. In addition to the KES 1000/- airtime, the winner will also have a chance to participate in a poetry masterclass led by a seasoned poet who will feature in the 2014 Storymoja Festival.

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The Cry of Blood – An Ideagasm

The Storymoja Festival is pleased to announce that the next Ideagasm will be on May 10, 2014 at 10am to 1pm at the Storymoja Offices in Springvalley, Westlands. This event … Continue reading


Poetic Pains – Shortlist

The judges have deliberated and the Storymoja Writers’ Blog is delighted to announce the Shortlist for the Poetic Pains Contest. The five poems chosen were among many other impressive entries. … Continue reading

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The Writing Life – Annemarie Musawale

I started writing as soon as I learned how to write. I was always writing little stories to please my mother, many times, not finishing them. I thought that everyone … Continue reading

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Poetic Pains – April Poetry Call Out

There is a pleasure in poetic pains Which only poets know. – William Cowper   Finally it is here, a chance to craft and share our poetry on this forum. … Continue reading


Art Against Poverty – Call for Submissions

Deadline: 8th April 2014
To apply you should be 18 – 35 years old and based in Nairobi


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