Celebrating East African Writing!

Kwani? Litfest – ‘Tell Us What Happened’

‘Tell Us What Happened’

The 2010 edition of the Festival comprises of lectures, conversations, panels, readings and workshops that explore the practical aspects of African writing and literary life between successive literary generations. These conversations will also extend to recapturing what is considered a literary temporal black hole – the 80s and 90s when writing seemed to have dried in the continent, and a fledgling present.

Download the Festival brief here

To buy e-tickets to the Festival events via pesapal ( mpesa, zap and credit card payments) Click here

Writing  Workshops

Duration: December 14th – 17th
Time: 9.00 a m- 1.00pm
Location : Braeburn School, Gitanga Road. Click here for Map & Directions
Cost : Kshs. 6,000.00.
Application Instructions : Please click here to complete your application and to submit payment
Registration deadline December 5th, 2010

To buy workshop e- tickets  ( Ksh 6000) via pesapal ( mpesa, zap and credit card payments) Click here

Fiction For Beginners workshop
Do you want to convert your storytelling  into writing? Learn the basics of fiction writing. Learn the elements of characterization, point of view, description and setting at the Kwani Litfest 2010.

Advanced Fiction workshop
2010 Kwani? Litfest presents the advanced fiction workshop with Kwani editors and visiting guest writers. Learn style, voice, dialogue and other complex aspects of fiction.

Application to this course requires submission of a minimum 1,500 word writing sample to

Creative Non-fiction workshop

In late 2007, Kwani? held a creative non-fiction workshop for upcoming writers to cover the year’s elections. These workshops resulted in the extended creative non-fiction pieces appearing in Kwani? 05. The 2010 Kwani? Litfest features a closed workshop on creative non-fiction writing.

Poetry workshop
Kwani? hosts workshops by contemporary Kenyan poets on the elements of verse. Join these workshops to improve your poetry.

Spoken Word Performance Workshops
Join performance poet Dr. Mshai Mwangola-Githongo to improve your craft in spoken word and performance poetry


This entry was posted on December 3, 2010 by in Writer's Blog.
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