About the Festival

Pa Gya! A Literary Festival in Accra is a three day literary arts festival featuring activities such as readings, panel discussions, performances, book launches, literary prize awards, art talks, art and literary exhibitions, film screenings , and many more.

The festival engages all literary forms -- fiction, poetry, spoken word, comic and graphic novels, creative non-fiction and literary blogging. The festival also offers booksellers, publishers and independent authors space to showcase and sell their books.

Writers, poets, literary performers, academics, editors, illustrators, librarians, literary agents, bloggers and many other literary practitioners from Ghana, Africa, the Black Diaspora and all over the world find a welcoming space to showcase their works and fraternise during the festival.

Pa Gya! A Literary Festival in Accra (2023)

Over the past six editions, Pa Gya! has brought the literary community in Ghana together and provided platforms for networking and initiatives.

The festival is organised by the Writers Project of Ghana, Goethe-Institut Ghana and the Foundation for Contemporary Art-Ghana, and is sponsorsed by Goethe-Institut Ghana and has the kind support of the EU delegation to Ghana, the Embassy of the Netherlands in Ghana, British Council Ghana, and other parties. This year, we also welcome collaboration with Wintertuin Curaçao as part of the Transatlantic Relatives Project .

We present the 2023 edition of the festival and plan an exciting and fulfilling celebration of literature and thought in Accra.


Email: pagyafestival@gmail.com / info@writersprojectghana.com Telephone: 026 766 8890