Writers Project of Ghana


**continuously updated**

Please see the schedule for the entire programs list.
  • "Live Across Africa": Poetry Performances
Please see the schedule for the entire programs list.
  • Jozi Gold -- Sylvia Vollenhoven
  • In the Shadows of Biafra -- Louisa Egbunike
Book Launches
  • Motherhood 101 by Amma Ampong Agyeman-Prempeh. 1.20 PM to 2:20 PM. Saturday, 19th October 2019.
  • Louisa by Dorcas Adjoa Essel. 1.00 PM to 2.00 PM. Sunday, 20th October 2019
  • Exhibitions
  • Virtual Reality Studio: "The Metarmorphosis", by Franz Kafka. 18th October, 4 PM to 6.00 PM; 19th October 10.00 AM to 6.00 PM & 20th October 1.00 PM to 5.00 PM
  • Made in Germany: a Massacre in Congo. 10.00 AM to 6.00 PM 19th & 1.00 PM to 6.00 PM, 20th October 2019
  • Events
  • Children's reading and activity corner. With Edem Torkonoo/Booksie. Saturday 19th October, 10.05 AM to 12.10 PM.
The following full workshop sessions will run on Friday, 18th October 2019 from 12.30 PM to 4.30 PM.
  • "How to write Historical Fiction" with Ayesha Harruna Attah. Ayesha says: "In its simplest form, historical fiction is a piece of fiction set in the past. I like to think of it as writing that is supported with a scaffolding of facts and imbued with the magic of fiction. In this workshop, we’ll discuss Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s Kintu, which begins in the Buganda Kingdom in the 1700s and carries forward into four generations of the Kintu family. We’ll look at how she crafts her world and ask questions about writing the past, picking apart what is invented, what is fact, what difference that makes, and how that can apply to our own work. Required: reading of Kintu, notebooks/paper, and novel ideas that you would like to work on."
  • Spoken Word Workshop with Tanya Evanson: This workshop traverses silence and sound in the creation of spoken word poetry. Meditation, investigation, magical editing and unique vocal exercises turn quiet literature into loud orature that is unleashed in a non-competitive cabaret. Requirements: passion, patience, paper, pen, mind, body and voice.
  • "Blogging 101 -- How to create content and monetize your blog" with Nana Dzamah and Babs Ofori: This workshop is for all bloggers, vloggers and content writers and newbies – whether new or professional, writing for business or pleasure. Join this workshop also to network and connect with bloggers from different sectors, learn from experiences and collectively share ideas to commence as a new blogger or to excel further.
  • Workshop on writing Young Adult fiction, with Yaba Badoe: This workshop will is meant to improve the writing skill of the participants in this genre and will cover content, structure, and presentation.
  • Writing Non-fiction, with Pelu Awofeso and Sabata-mpho Mokae: This workshop is for writers interested in all forms of non-fiction, including travel writing and memoirs. It will discuss the elements required in writing non-fiction and include discussions on the participants' own writing.
  • Poetry workshop with Philippa Yaa de Villiers: This workshop is for up-and-coming poets who may have published collections (either print or online) and are looking to improve their craft. Poetry submitted by the participants will form the basis for the discussion at the workshop.
  • "Writing Conscience Into Fiction" with Chuma Nwokolo: Craft workshop for writers who have started finding their voice.