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"The Story in Time and Space": Emeritus Prof Henry Nii-Adziri Wellington and Dr Sela Adjei in conversation.

In this conversation, the panelists will explore the relevance and connectedness of place and time in storytelling, and how the lived space shapes our literature.

Date: 15th October 2021

Time: 6.20 PM - 7.40 PM

Venue: Courtyard.

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Saturday 16th October 2021

Creative multitasking: the resourceful lives of writing women. With Prof. Amina Mama, Dr. Mary Ashun, Dr. Tameka Cage-Conley. Moderator: Kinna Likimani.

Time: 10:10 AM to 11:10 AM

Venue: Berlin

In-person & virtual (join the Zoom chat: Meeting ID: 856 4806 0053 Passcode: 291006 AND join the desired breakout room)


"Story-telling through Graphic Art and Comics". Pat Masioni with Nana Yaw Sarpong

The festival is grateful to l’Institut Français du Ghana which facilitated Pat Masioni's participation

Time: 10:10 AM to 11:10 AM.

Venue: Abansuro

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"BOOK FAM Africa: The story so far." Richard Ali, Zukiswa Wanner, Edwige Dro discuss the publisher and writers collective, "Book Fam Africa". Moderated by Bernard Akoi Jackson.

Time: 10:10 AM to 11:10 AM.

Venue: Library

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Discussion: "Developing TV content for children's literature". With Derrick Apatra, GNTV Kids

Time: 11:20 AM to 12:20 AM.

Venue: Munchen

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Si Hene. Exhibition and Talk.

Time: 11:20 PM to 12:20 PM.

Venue: FCA

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Prince Mensah, Theresa Addai-Mununkum, Asangba Taluah. "Literary Criticism in the Development of the Ghanaian book industry"

Time: 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM.

Venue: Munchen

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Talk & Discussion. "The Story of Ake & other Literary Interventions" with Lola Shoneyin

Time: 1:40 PM to 2:40 PM.

Venue: Courtyard

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Dramatic Reading for Children with World Reader

Time: 1:40 PM to 2:40 PM.

Venue: Front

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"Children's voices in media: The making of the JUNEOS series". With Charles Agbemashior

Time: 2:50 PM to 3:50 PM.

Venue: FCA

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Teaching Climate Change through literature With Ama van Dantzig and Dr Monk

Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Venue: Leipzig

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Panel discussion: "The Ewe Book of The Century". With Edzordzi Agbozo et al

Time: 5:10 PM to 6:10 PM.

Venue: Berlin

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Panel discussion: "From homegrown to world stage: An editorial journey" with Mamle Wolo and Susan Rich

Time: 6:20 PM to 7:20 PM.

Venue: Library

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Sunday 17th October 2021

"How to Select a Book of The Year in Ghana". With Francis Gbormittah, Elliot Agyare and Nana Acheampong. Moderated by Kwesi Amoak.

Time: 12:50 PM to 1:50 PM

Venue: Berlin

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"Page and Stage: Working with Young Minds" with Elizabeth-Irene Baitie, Delali Avemega and Toby Mitchell. Moderator: Aziza Atta

Time: 12:50 PM to 1:50 PM

Venue: Munchen

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"Multilingual publishing in Indigenous African Languages". With Christian Elongue, Patron Henekou, Galley K Dzifa. Moderated by Reginald Asangba Taluah

Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Venue: Library

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"Drawing on Folklore For Contemporary Writing". With Dannabang Kuwabong, Gheysika Agambila, Iquo DianaAbasi. Moderated by Empi Baryeh

Time: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Venue: Berlin

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"Repatriating language, culture and community". With Sabata-mpho Mokae, Nii Ayikwei Parkes, Ana Rita Santiago and Michaela Paulette Shirley. Moderated by Amy Shimson-Santo and Mamle Kabu.

Time: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Venue: Koln

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Saturday 16th October 2021

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Movie Screening and Discussion: "African Apocalypse"

Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
Venue: FCA
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Discussion will be moderated by Agana-Nsiire Agana with Femi Nylander.

You may watch the movie ahead here: [LINK WILL BE PROVIDED]


Sunday 17th October 2021

Movie Screening: "African Apocalypse"

Time: 3:10 PM to 5:10 PM.
Venue: FCA
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You may watch the movie ahead here: [LINK WILL BE PROVIDED]


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The Contest and other Spiderman Tales. by Odolina Roussinov
Date: Saturday, 16th October 2021. 11.20 PM to 12.20 PM. Moderated by Ama Tuffet.
Publishers: DAkpali & Associates.
Venue: Courtyard.
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Africa: A Continent On Bended Knees by Femi Akomolafe
Date: Saturday, 16th October 2021. 12.30 PM to 1.30 PM.
Publishers: DAkpali & Associates.
Venue: Courtyard.

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Resilience: A Collection Editors: Mamle Kabu, Chuma Nwokolo, Nancy Henaku, Edzordzi Agbozo.
Date: Sunday, 17th October 2021. Time: 12.50 PM to 1:50 PM.
Publishers: Heritage Lane Press.
Venue: Courtyard.
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The Haunted Widow Edited by H L Daniel
Date: Sunday, 17th October 2021. 3.10 PM to 4.10 PM.
Publishers: Larajah Ltd.
Venue: Foyer.
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Friday 15th October 2021

"Representations of Accra in Some Notable Ghanaian Novels." With Gilbert Amegatcher, Novieto Setor Donne and Theresah Addai-Mununkum.

Time: 7:50 PM to 8:50 PM.

Venue: Courtyard

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Saturday 16th October 2021

Nii Ayikwei Parkes: "The Geez".

Time: 10:10 AM to 11:10 AM. Venue: Munchen

In-person & virtual (join the Zoom chat: Meeting ID: 856 4806 0053 Passcode: 291006 AND join the desired breakout room)

Ghana Writers Marathon (Session I: Plays). Selected Readings. Kork Bright Enu, Nana Tetteh Adusu and Mohammed Dauda. Moderated by Elikem Aflakpui

Time: 11:20 PM to 12:20 PM.
Venue: Berlin

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Dramatic reading with children. With WorldReader.

Time: 11:20 AM to 12:20 PM.
Venue: Front
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Poetry Readings. A'bena Awuku-Larbi, Obari Gomba, Sophia Ammisah Laryea and WK Dziewornu-Norvor. Moderated by Jeffery Atuobi.

Time: 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM.

Venue: Library

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"Writers in Arms: For our Sisters and Brothers Across the World". Selected readings from alumni of the 2014 Fall Residency of the University of Iowa International Writing Program. With Christopher Merril (Director, IWP) and 2014 alumni from Afghanistan, Australia, Ghana, Hong Kong, Iceland, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, South Africa and Venezuela. Moderated by Mamle Kabu and Yeow Kai Chai.

Time: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM.

Venue: Berlin

In-person & virtual (join the Zoom chat: Meeting ID: 839 3160 5563 Passcode: 108524)

This event is in support of writing colleagues in conflict zones around the world.


Benjamin Kwakye. Selected Readings.

Time: 1:40 PM to 2:40 PM.

Venue: Library

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Poetry Readings. Emma Ofosua and Okonore Manu.

Time: 1:40 PM to 2:40 PM.
Venue: FCA
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Ghana Writers Marathon (Session II: Fiction). Selected readings with Ekow Manuar, Kofi Dzogbewu, Gbontwi Anyetei. Moderated by Jeffery Atuobi

Time: 2:50 PM to 3:50 PM.

Venue: Courtyard

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Poetry Readings. Brian Gyamfi, Efe Paul and Richard Ali.

Time: 2:50 PM to 3:50 PM.

Venue: Hamburg

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Review and Discussion. "The Riddle of The Oil Thief". With HRM King Bubaraye Dakolo and Kwesi Amoak.

Time: 2:50 PM to 3:50 PM.

Venue: Munchen

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Leila Aboulela. Selected readings. Moderator: Aziza Atta.

Time: 2:50 PM to 3:50 PM.

Venue: Library

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Reading with Victoria Princewill, author of "In the Palace of Flowers". Moderated by Nana Ekua Brew Hammond.

Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Venue: Koln

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Poetry Session. "From Twi to Mazateco: Honouring Indigenous Literary Voices". With Nana Asaase, Gloria Carrera Martinez, Margarita León and Vera Duarte. Moderated by Amy Shimshon-Santo.

Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Venue: Abansuro

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Reading: "Madagali". With Wale Okediran

Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Venue: Berlin

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Ato Quayson on "Critic Reading Writing". Moderated by Kwabena Opoku Agyeman.

Time: 5:10 PM to 6:10 PM.

Venue: Courtyard

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"Face to Face": Nana Awere Damoah and Kofi Akpabli.

Time: 5:10 PM to 6:10 PM.

Venue: Munchen

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"Wild Imperfections: An anthology of Womanist Poems". edited by Natalia Molebatsi. With Ngwatilo Mawiyoo, Ana-Maurine Lara, Ladan Osman.

Time: 5:10 PM to 6:10 PM.

Venue: Koln

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Reading. Nana Nkweti, author of "Walking on Cowrie Shells". Moderated by Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond.

Time: 6:20 PM to 7:20 PM.

Venue: Hamburg

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Reading with the Young Creative Writers Lab (YCWL). Moderated by Elikem Aflakpui.

Time: 6:20 PM to 7:20 PM.

Venue: Abansuro

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Patron Henekou: Selected Readings

Time: 6:20 PM to 7:20 PM.

Venue: Munchen

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Reading. Petra Aba Asamoah, author, "Jungle Dance". Moderated by Crystal Tettey.

Time: 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM.

Venue: Berlin

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Poetry Reading. Nii Ashaley, Elipklim Akorli and Amarkine Amarteifio. Time: 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM.

Venue: Courtyard

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Selected readings from the Random Photo Journal. Moderated by Fui Can Tamakloe.

Time: 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM.

Venue: Munchen

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Sunday 17th October 2021

**Kenkey Brunch by Dakpabli.

Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. **
Venue: Courtyard


Book launch and selected readings: "Resilience".

Time: 12:50 PM to 1:50 PM.
Venue: Courtyard
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Ghana Writers Marathon (Session III: Poetry). Daniel Asamoah, Hondred Percent, Alberta Zormelo, Darlin Tessah and Obed Benyin-Mensah.

Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM.
Venue: Munchen

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Lola Shoneyin. Reading and discussion. Moderated by Kinna Likimani.

Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM.
Venue: Courtyard
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Reading and conversation: "The Sex Lives of African Women" with Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah.

Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM.
Venue: Leipzig
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Dramatic Reading. "The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives". Directed by Alice Johnson.

Time: 3:10 PM to 4:10 PM.

Venue: Courtyard

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Reading: Eric Ngalle with "I, Eric Ngalle".

Time: 3:10 PM to 4:10 PM.

Venue: Berlin

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Reading: Rafeeke with "Radiance Lost". Moderated by Empi Baryeh.

Time: 3:10 PM to 4:10 PM.
Venue: Hamburg

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Elizabeth Allua Vaah. Reading from her book "Maame". Moderated by Mariska Araba Taylor-Darko.

Time: 4:20 PM to 5:20 PM.
Venue: Library
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Reading and Discussion with T. J. Benson, author, "The Madhouse". Moderated by Abena Karikari.

Time: 4:20 PM to 5:20 PM.
Venue: Berlin
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Reading and Discussion from "Moon Girls". With Nana Akosua Hanson.

Time: 4:20 PM to 5:20 PM.
Venue: Munchen
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Nadia Owusu. Reading and Discussion. Moderated by Elizabeth Johnson.

Time: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM.
Venue: Hamburg

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Reading: "Paying My Debt", by Daniel Owusu-Koranteng. Moderated by Kwesi Amoak.

Time: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Venue: Foyer

In-person & virtual (join the Zoom chat: Meeting ID 871 3391 5840 Passcode: 364240 AND join the desired breakout room)

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  • Craft Workshop on Creative Writing: "Writing The Unseen".

    Facilitator: Abubakar Adam Ibrahim (Nigeria)

    Date: Friday, 15th October 2021. Time: 12.30 PM to 4.30 PM. To participate, send an e-mail to info@writersprojectghana.com with an expression of interest.

    This is an in-person workshop.

    This workshop is brought to you by New York University (Accra) and Pa Gya! A Literary Festival in Accra.

  • Fantasy and Science Fiction: "Unlocking The Imagination"

    Facilitator: Afia Atakora

    Date: Friday, 15th October 2021. Time: 12.30 PM to 4.30 PM.

    This workshop is organised by Africa Writes and Pa Gya! A Literary Festival in Accra.

    To participate, fill out this form.

    This is a virtual workshop.

  • Creative Writing for Beginners (Age 14 - 18 years)

    Facilitator: Samantha Boateng of Read 2 Lead

    Date: Friday, 15th October 2021. Time: 12.30 PM to 4.30 PM. To participate, send an e-mail to info@writersprojectghana.com with an expression of interest.

    This is a virtual workshop.

    This workshop is aimed at helping young writers (14 – 18 year olds) understand what is involved in the craft of creative writing, and to provide mentorship and encouragement as they begin their writing journey. Participants should already have some written stories or poems.

  • Live Translation Workshop: French to English

    Facilitator: Ray Ndebi (Cameroon)

    Date: Friday, 15th October 2021. Time: 12.30 PM to 4.30 PM. To participate, send an e-mail to info@writersprojectghana.com with an expression of interest.

    This is an in-person workshop.

    This workshop is targeted at participants who are studying or writing in French or English while already fluent in one of these languages. It is intended to help participants understand how literary translation works, and what needs to be considered in translating a text.

  • Writing Picture Books 101

    Bernard Mensah (UK)

    Date: Friday, 15th October 2021. Time: 12.30 PM to 4.30 PM. To participate, send an e-mail to info@writersprojectghana.com with an expression of interest.

    This workshop will help participants work on and understand how to make picture books. This workshop will meet the needs of children’s authors who want to determine how illustrations can be used in their writing.

    The workshop will be fully virtual.

  • The Business of Writing

    Facilitator: Mo Issa (Ghana)

    Date: Saturday, 16th October 2021. Time: 9.00 AM to 10.00 AM. To participate, send an e-mail to info@writersprojectghana.com with an expression of interest.

    This is a mixed mode workshop (in-person and virtual).

    The workshop will discuss perspectives and the art of writing.

    This event is fully in-person

  • Teaching Children About Climate Change Through Literature

    Facilitator: Ama van Dantzig

    Date: Saturday, 16th October 2021. Time: 10.10 AM to 11.10 AM. To participate, send an e-mail to info@writersprojectghana.com with an expression of interest.

    This is a mixed mode workshop (in-person and virtual).

    This workshop is organised by Dr Monk.

Poetry performances by poets from all over the continent.

Date: 18th October 2020

Time: 7.25 PM - 9.00 PM

Venue: Courtyard

In-person and virtual. Join the Zoom Room: Meeting ID: 786 261 1516 Passcode: 904244

Awards ceremony for the 2021 Abena Korantemaa Oral History Prize

Sankofa Girl and Writers Project of Ghana will announce the winners of the 2021 Abena Korantemaa Oral History Prize.

Sunday, 17th October 2021

12.10 PM to 12.40 PM

Venue: Courtyard

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M3NSA and Panji Anoff engage on the topic of Art as Resistance, and discuss whether or not art can be a form of resistance, and the ways in which such resistance could be expressed.

Date: 17th October 2021

Time: 6.20 PM - 7.20 PM

Venue: Courtyard

In-person and virtual. Join the Zoom Room: Meeting ID: 875 0999 6499 Passcode: 855062

Sands

Date: 21st October 2021

Time: 5.30 PM - 7.00 PM

Africa Writes x Pa Gya: Panel discussion with Nii Ayikwei Parkes (UK), Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah (US) and Afia Atakora (US)

Topic: "Blurred Lines: Realism and Fantasy"

Venue: Crowdcast (Click to Register. "Save My Spot".)

In-person

Goethe-Institut, Cantonments, Accra

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Writers Project of Ghana Office, Haatso

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