An Evening of Poetry with Mmakgosi Tau
In our first event for 2021, Writers Project of Ghana presents a poetry performance and conversation with Mmakgosi Anita Tau, poet, writer and film maker. This event will take place on Thursday, 28th January 2021 at 7.00 PM (GMT) at the Writers Project of Ghana Office. Due to restrictions of Covid-19, the event will only be streamed live on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.
Mmakgosi holds a BA Degree in Motion Picture Medium from AFDA College, Botswana. She is a recipient of the 2019 British Council/Prince Claus Mobility Fund, a 2020 Yaddo Artist in Residence and a 2020 Headlands Center for the Arts AIR Fellow. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Film at Syracuse University.
Mmakgosi is a participant in the International Writing Program (IWP) Women’s Creative Mentorship Project for the University of Iowa. In 2019 she wrote and directed Section 82, a 24-minute short film about gender-based violence and modern-day slavery that garnered a total of 7 awards. Mmakgosi uses film to amplify the voices of the vulnerable and marginalized people subjected to deep suffering in Africa. Her films speak for under-represented women with minimal chances of escaping poverty.
She is a mental health activist and the creator of Mmakgosi Live, a global campaign that uses poetry, art, film, dance and theatre to destigmatize mental illness and to inspire connection among artists. She is the co-founder of Sekei Girls, a mentorship program that promotes literacy development and nurtures creative talents in young scholars.
Join us on Thursday, 28th January 2021 for an evening of poetry performance and conversation.
Date: Thursday, 28th January 2021
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue (online): IG -- @writerspg / FB -- Writers Project of Ghana / Youtube- WPG TV