Featured Poets: Teardrops and Wanjiku Mwaurah
Featured Band: H_art the Band
MC: Cindy Ogana
Date: 3rd March 2015
Time: 7.00pm – 9.30pm
Venue: The Phoenix Players, Parliament Rd, Inside Professional Centre
Renowned writers Oyunga, Biko, Mwalimu Andrew & Chris Lyimo will be discussing “Careers in Writing” this Saturday, 28th February 2015 at Creatives’ Academy. The session, which will be held at … Continue reading
Read Part One Read Part Two Voices – Part Three [By Ivy Nyayieka] “I’m Shiku, nice to meet you,” Mwas’ date says, stretching her hand out. I don’t know if … Continue reading
Yes, we did! Storymoja and Start a Library took one more step towards breaking the world record of Most People Reading Aloud at the Same Time, from the Same text, … Continue reading
It is three days after Valentine… Your story should not be less than 1200 words; not more than 1600 words long. Send in your work in a word document attachment … Continue reading
The Storymoja Festival is a platform to showcase, discover and nurture local talent while providing an opportunity for interaction with international talent. This festival started out as a Nyama Choma … Continue reading
Looking for love? Tired of doing the same things over and over again and getting the same unpleasant results?itment Don’t set yourself up for heartbreak and disappointment. It’s time … Continue reading
Dr. Keguro Macharia is a developmental editor and writer. He has over 15 years experience working with writers. He has taught a variety of courses in writing and literature at … Continue reading
Voices – Part Two [By Mildred Apenyo]
I stiffen the shiver that is snaking up my spine and fix indignation into my eyes before turning to face him. I have nothing solid to say. My eyes, the disloyal fools, can’t even focus. I sound like I am panting. Do I honestly have to breathe so much?
Wow! We just love it when the writers submitting to the blog not only entertain us, but also challenge us! The Blog Editors had quite a time deliberating on what … Continue reading
Seven Writers attempt to explain: What is the relationship between family curses, bride price and funerals? We asked you for fictional accounts that connects the dots between family curses, bride price and … Continue reading
APPLY NOW! An opportunity for 3 local talented, energetic, dynamic and highly motivated ladies & gentlemen to centrally contribute to and learn from being part of a team that will … Continue reading
Join us on 30th January 2015 at 9:00 am for 15 minutes as we read aloud with children in different schools.
Voices – Part One [By Shiro Gaitho]
Suck it in. Smile, don’t grimace, smile. Try to look like you’re breathing, without actually breathing. Did you say you feel a bit fat? Well you should have thought about that while you were eating that chocolate and drinking wine by the bottle.
“After reading three stories [Part One, Two, Three] from the Southern Africa celebration, I wanted to do portrait of a woman, because I like portraits. But, I wanted one of a black … Continue reading
What is the relationship between family curses, bride price and funerals?
Deadline: January 30th 2015
First and foremost, please allow us to wish you a happy and prosperous 2015 from the Storymoja Family! This year, we look forward to sharing with you more wonderful stories … Continue reading
Dr. Keguro Macharia is a developmental editor and writer. He has over 15 years experience working with writers in one-on-one and group settings. He has also taught a variety of … Continue reading
Read The Behind: Part One and Part Two I love my country like you will not believe. It is absolutely where my heart resides. But the corruption and lack of accountability … Continue reading
Directed by Keith Pearson.
DATE: December 15th, 16th and 18th (2 shows per day)
1st Show: 11am
2nd Show: 4pm
COSTS: Kes 500 ticket only, Kes 1, 200 lunch ticket combo.
VENUE: The Carnivore Play Ground.
Deadline: December 29th 2014
Selected Stories will be published on 5th January 2015. The story selected for Editor’s Choice wins KES 1000/- Airtime.
Read The Behind: Part One Argh, I’m watching her now Shingi. So dramatic! Kucheka hembe dzeku Truworths kudaro! That pair of scissors was huge! I wonder what the wardrobe lady … Continue reading
Whenever Zukiswa was in front of the camera, everyone focused on her behind. It didn’t matter that she had an arts degree from the country’s prestigious university. It didn’t matter … Continue reading
The Golden Baobab Prizes have announced the 2014 winners: Portia Dery, from Ghana wins the Golden Baobab Prize for Picture Books with her story, Grandma’s List. Mary Ononokpono, from … Continue reading
Are you a creative mind who is discombobulated by the status quo in Kenya? Do the devastating statistics about the current state of literacy give you sleepless nights? Do you turn blue with rage when people laugh at this horrible joke: If you want to hide money from a Kenyan, hide it in a book? Do you desire to see a Kenya with a vibrant knowledge and creative economy? Then you need to be part of our team!
Storymoja and the #BlackWomenBeLikeSeries are pleased to present Finish the Story Friday – a series of the stories between the lines of stereotypes about black African women. On the second … Continue reading
Accra, November 2, 2014 – The Golden Baobab Prizes have announced their shortlisted writers for 2014. Established to inspire the writing and publishing of African stories that captivate the minds … Continue reading
Abigail Arunga describes herself as “a passive aggressive narcissistically inclined writer who hopes her dreadlocks will one day grow to the length of Maxi Priest’s hair despite her dear mother’s … Continue reading
The Reality Check! Series is a book series meant for teens and young adults (13 – 19 years of age). Through entertaining and thought provoking stories, the series explores and … Continue reading
The Storymoja Writers’ Blog is pleased to present to you the October 2014 Showcase of Short Stories. The October showcase represents a varied range of writing styles under different topics. We could not feature all stories submitted but we sure hope you enjoy these!
Ciku Kimeria is the author of Of Goats and Poisoned Oranges. She lives and works in Kenya as a consultant focusing on international development issues at Dalberg Global Development Advisors. In her free time, she enjoys writing and traveling. The Storymoja Writers’ Blog recently had a chat with Ciku about her writing life.
October 16, 2014 at 6:05 PM EDT In September, writers and readers gathered at Storymoja, an annual literary festival in Africa. A celebration of books and ideas, it was also … Continue reading
Deadline for Application: 30th October 2014
The Storymoja Writers’ Blog is back! For guidelines on what, when and where to submit, please see our submission guidelines. For October, please send in your short stories which should … Continue reading
The Writers’ Blog will feature your short stories as well as book reviews and conversations with your favourite East African authors. Short Stories Every month, we will make a call … Continue reading
His speech was all encompassing, touching on not just the environment, but issues affecting the African continent in general. Issues including leadership or lack thereof, terrorism (Al Shabaab, Boko Haram … Continue reading
The 2014 Storymoja Festival happened September 17-21, 2014 at the Nairobi National Museum.
The Storymoja Festival in conjunction with Hisia Zangu announced the Judges’ Choice for the 2014 Storymoja Festival / Hisia Zangu Page Poetry Contest at the Kenyan to the Kore Workshop … Continue reading
The Storymoja Festival in partnership with Hisia Zangu Poetry is pleased to announce the 2014 Storymoja Festival Page Poetry Shortlist! An Urgent Poem by Sanya Noel (Read) O Pendulum, Go … Continue reading
Jaza Matatu na Vitabu Music Concert starring Sauti Sol (Kenya), Berry Heart (Botswana) and Dizreali(UK).
Courtyard 7:00pm till late Premium event tickets Ksh 800/ in advance. Ksh 1000/ at the door. Jaza Matatu na Vitabu Music Concert starring Sauti Sol (Kenya), Berry Heart (Botswana) and … Continue reading
Afreeka! A Storymoja Stir-up to raise money for http://www.startalibrary.org Starring Teardrop, KIU and Ayrosh! A multimedia show with film, spoken word, storytelling, live art and music celebrating the energy and creativity of our youth as they mentally break free from shackles of the past.
After many conversations, discussions, and votes to reach a consensus the judges to the Storymoja Festival / Hisia Zangu Page Poetry Contest Richie Maccs, Clifton Gachagua and Stephen Derwent Partington … Continue reading
Masterclass: The Inner Life of Sentences – A Fiction Masterclass With: Okwiri Oduor and Teju Cole Time: Fri 19th September 2pm – 5pm Venue: Nairobi National Museum Not all narratives are equally memorable. … Continue reading
Masterclass: Siri ya Kuandika Kazi za Kibunifu With: Ken Walibora Time: Thursday 19th September 2pm – 5pm Venue: Nairobi National Museum Ubunifu ni kuona yale ambayo hayapo na kuyafinyanga mpaka yawe kama yapo, … Continue reading
Masterclass: Fiction for Beginners With: Doreen Baingana Time: Wed 17th September 2:30pm – 5:30pm Venue: Nairobi National Museum Do you have lots of stories mulling in your mind but you can’t seem to … Continue reading
Masterclass: The Art of Storytelling With: Ernest Wamboye & Mshai Mwangola Time: Wed 17th September 2:30pm – 5:30pm Venue: Nairobi National Museum Everyone can tell a story but not everyone is a storyteller. … Continue reading
Masterclass: The Blockbuster – The Perfect Antidote to Writer’s Block” With: Kwame Dawes & Phyllis Muthoni Time: Friday 19th September 2pm – 5pm Venue: Nairobi National Museum The “Blockbuster: The Perfect Antidote … Continue reading
Masterclass: Healing Through Writing With: Beatrice Lamwaka Time: Wed 17th September 2:30pm – 5:30pm Venue: Nairobi National Museum Writing can heal the body and soul. ‘Healing through Writing’ is designed to explore … Continue reading
We would like to thank everyone who submitted their poetry to the #ToBeKenyan Page Poetry Contest. The Judges will now sort through your entries. A Longlist will be announced on … Continue reading
Getting published or thinking about it? Congratulations – but there’s more. After the writing, the real work begins: marketing! Learn tips and tricks for how to promote your works and brand yourself as an author. Develop an outline of a promotional strategy in this interactive workshop. – With Vered Ehsani & Alexander Nderitu
Open to All
Saturday, February 21, 2015
9:00am – 12:00pm