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13 Year Old Author to make Appearance at Regional Storymoja Festival in Nakuru!

Website Eshot NewsletterYou may have heard – the Storymoja Festival is making its first regional stopover in Nakuru at the Kenya National Library Services on May 28 – 30, 2015. What exciting offerings can you expect?

Joseph Bokea is 13 years old and has published the first of his 8 Fantasy Fiction novels. He will have a speaking spot and will be signing copies of his book at the Storymoja Festival: Careerpedia Edition.

“Joseph 13, a grade 8 student at Aga Khan Academy was not disappointed that he was dreaming. He decided to keep dreaming. His dream has now been published into a book titled Magic.

The book, published by Storymoja in January this year is the first of eight fantasy fiction novels coming soon from the budding writer.” See more of this story on The Sunday Nation of May 3

Also making an appearance at the Storymoja Festival in Nakuru are Swahili Authors Wallah bin Wallah and Ken Walibora who will speak to educators and general audiences on writing in Swahili and teaching Swahili literature effectively.

Joanne Ball Burgess – Sakata Dance Judge and an expert in Alternative Education will guide parents and teachers in Creative Approaches to Learning. She will also have special sessions for children and teens on reading, dancing and hip hop afro-fusion.

Planning your money is an important part of responsible adulthood. Centonomy trainer Stanley Kamangu will guide you on how to make reasonable and successful plans for your money.

BAKE (Bloggers Association of Kenya) will guide you on advance blogging and effective social media use.

You can download the full programme here.

The Storymoja Writers’ Blog won the BAKE Award for Best Corporate Blog!


We would like to thank everyone who has contributed to, commented on and supported the Storymoja Writers’ Blog. We would also like to thank all 2,649 of you who voted for us! We hope to continue providing you with a platform to showcase your work with your peers for many more years to come!

Buy a Book Pack/ Delivery Free in Nairobi: Storyhippo and Start a Library have gotten together to offer you this unbelievable offer. Buy 14 of Storymoja’s Activity Books for children at only 2999/- for an entire pack and we will deliver the pack for free anywhere in Nairobi! Contact to make your order now!

Start a Library: On June 15, 2015 at 9am, Start a Library will get together thousands of Children across Kenya in the Storymoja Read Aloud which will also be an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for Most People Reading Aloud at the Same Time from the Same Text in Different Venues. You can be part of the Read Aloud! Sign Up Form –

News from Our Friends

Stricket GoetheGoethe Institut: Be part of an evening in conversation with Sarah Stricker, author of Five Kopeks and Muthoni Garland, author of Tracking the Scent of my Mother on 21st May 2015 at 6pm at the Goethe-Institut Nairobi Library

Ink & Pixles – The Wild and Wondrous Tale of Kenyan Comics: The exhibition “Ink & Pixles – The Wild and Wondrous Tale of Kenyan Comics” pays tribute to the trailblazers and celebrates the young generation that doesn’t just have the enthusiasm of youth but they are charting and conquering new frontiers. Works of legendary cartoonists like Terry Hirst, Maddo and Gado will be featured alongside recent sensations like Shujaaz, Roba, etc.

The exhibition is curated by Chief Nyamweya and Msanii Kimani wa Wanjiru.

Opening: 16/05/2015, 10.00 AM | Exhibition: 18/05/2015 – 29/05/2015, 1.00 PM – 6.00 PM at the Goethe-Institut, Auditorium





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