Celebrating East African Writing!
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 to Writer’s Block” workshop will focus on strategies and exercises for generating new and unexpected poems that emerge out discoveries of things hidden in plain sight around us. It will include a Q&A session, and brief look at strategies and opportunities for publishing poetry for African poets.
Kwame Dawes is a writer of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and plays. As a poet, he is profoundly influenced by the rhythms and textures of Jamaica, citing in an interview his “spiritual, intellectual, and emotional engagement with reggae music.” Indeed, his book Bob Marley: Lyrical Genius remains the most authoritative study of the lyrics of Bob Marley. See bio.
Phyllis Muthoni has contributed poems to Kwani? and the ‘Black Arts Quarterly’ magazine (Stanford University). She has been writing poetry ‘seriously’ since 2003. Her investment in time and thought shines through her recent collection, Lilac Uprising , which has been likened to ‘a cool drink of water: clear, spare, fresh and vital’. Phyllis works part-time as a poetry editor. .
Only 30 spaces available for this class so REGISTER NOW!
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