Writers Project of Ghana

Schedule

**continuously updated**


Time Event Venue Guests/Remarks
Friday
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM "How to Write Historical Fiction" Library Facilitator: Ayesha Harruna Attah
Workshop on Blogging Köln Facilitators: Naa Dzamah (Calabash Hub) and Babs Ofori-Acquah.
Spoken Word Poetry Workshop with Tanya Evanson Courtyard Facilitator: Tanya Evanson
Workshop on Young Adult Fiction Hamburg Facilitator: Yaba Badoe
Workshop on writing Non-Fiction and Memoirs Seminar Room Facilitator: Sabata-mpho Mokae and Pelu Awofeso.
Writing Conscience into Fiction München Facilitator: Chuma Nwokolo
Poetry Berlin Facilitator: Phillippa Yaa de Villiers
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Time with Publishers: Prospective authors meet with publishers Foyer
6:10 PM - 6:30 PM Opening Ceremony Courtyard Writers Project of Ghana and Goethe-Institut Ghana
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM In Conversation: Esi Sutherland-Addy and Ato Quayson Courtyard Prof. Esi Sutherland-Addy and Prof. Ato Quayson
7:45 PM - 9:30 PM Documentary Premiere: Jozi Gold Courtyard Sylvia Vollenhoven
7:45 PM - 8:45 PM Reading: Under The Udala Trees Foyer Chinelo Okparanta. Moderated by Marcelle Akita
Time Event Venue Guests/Remarks
Saturday
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Time With Publishers Foyer Dakpabli Publishers (GH), Narrative Landscape (NG), Parresia, Page and Palette (NG), Smartline (GH), Cassava Republic (NG)
10:05 AM - 11:05 AM Panel Discussion: Non-fiction, Memoirs and Biographies Hamburg Kwesi Amoak, Sabata-mpho Mokae, Folarin Banigbe, T J Benson. Moderated by Kwabena Opoku Agyemang
Curating Events in the Contemporary Literary Space Berlin Elikem Aflakpui, Dorcas Tsey, Adeliade Asiedu,
Presentation: Digital Marketing for Authors Köln Nesta JoeJoe Erskine. Moderated by Ama Tuffet
Children's reading and activity corner Garden Edem Torkonoo/Booksie
Comic Café Abansuro Squid Mag
11:10 AM - 12:10 PM Reading and Discussion: World Reader and the "Inspire Us" Project Library Keziah Agbenyegah, George Shaw, Akua Serwaa Amankwa, Cornelia Amoah, Ruby Goka. Moderator: Kinna Likimani
Reading and Discussion: Heineken in Africa: A Multinational Unleashed Seminar Room Olivier van Beemen. Moderated by Nana Awere Damoah
Cross-Platform Storytelling / Historical Stories in the Landscape of Now Hamburg Sylvia Vollenhoven
Comic Café Abansuro Squid Mag
Children's reading and activity corner Garden Edem Torkonoo/Booksie
12.15 PM - 1:15 PM Talk on Historical Sites in Accra with Readings from Oxford Street Courtyard Ato Quayson
Panel: Personal perspectives on popular fiction. München Empi Baryeh, Boakyewaa Glover, Oyinkan Braithwaite. Moderator: Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond
On translations, and how to make writing accessible across the West African language divide. Hamburg Ray Ndébi, Patron Henekou, Kofi Anyidoho
Panel and Readings: Writing for Children Library Dela Avemega, Anguah Sarpong, Ruby Goka.
Comic Café Abansuro Squid Mag
1.20 PM - 2:20 PM "Radio, a platform for Creative Writing" München Helen Yitah, Audrey Gadzekpo, Victoria Smith. With readings from Mamle Kabu, Kofi Akpabli, Aisha Nelson and Novisi Dzitrie
Book Launch with Dakpabli Publishers: Motherhood Courtyard Amma Ampong Agyeman-Prempeh
Short Workshop Session: Poetic Evolution Berlin Mmakgosi Anita Tau
Poetry Berlin Chinweizu and Fred Agbogbli
Comic Café Abansuro Squid Mag
2.25 PM - 3.25 PM Reading: Secrets of The Bending Grove Library N. Maria Kwami. Moderator: Bisi Adjapon
Reading: The Last Carver München Ositadimma Amakaze. Moderator: Benjamin Akakpo
Presentation: "What's Happening in Our Library Space?" Seminar Room Alikem Tamakloe (Ghana Library Authority), Seth Avusoglo (Libreria)
Discussion: Book Design and Publishing Hamburg Aba Brew Hammond, Francis Nunoo, Nene Buer Boyetey. Led by Sela Adjei
Talk and Discussion: "'Abandon Your African Languages in favour of World Languages' - Du Bois". Berlin Chinweizu
Zero to Hero: How to Create an African Hero Everyone Can Relate To (Children's Session) Abansuro Kofi Ofosu and Kevin Sampong
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Reading: Les Cent Puits De Salaga Courtyard Ayesha Harruna Attah. Moderator: Abodoulaye Imorou
Discussion: The Politics of Storytelling Berlin Epifania Amoo-Adare. Moderated by Nana Nyarko Boateng
Discussion: Elements of African cultures in contemporary poetry performance Hamburg Mmakgosi Tau, Patron Henekou, Kofi Anyidoho, Katleho Kano Shoro, Nana Asaase. Anchor: Tanya Evanson
Selected Readings from UG English Department Creative Writing Class Foundation for Contemporary Art (FCA), Du Bois Centre Ewoenam Akaxoxo, Eliza Phillips, Candy Edusei.
Comic Café Abansuro Squid Mag
4:35 PM - 5:35 PM Perspectives on the impact of colonialism on contemporary Ghanaian literature Berlin Ato Quayson
Bilingual Fusion in Creative Writing Seminar Room Sara Abassbhay, Ositadimma Amakaze, Ray Ndébi, Patron Henekou
ARS Poetica Foundation for Contemporary Art (FCA), Du Bois Centre Amarkine Armateifio, Nana Frema Busia, Nii Amartey Amarteifio and friends
Reading: Expecting Ty's Baby Inner Courtyard Empi Baryeh: Moderated by Apiorkor Seyram Ashong-Abbey
Book Design and Publishing Hamburg Aba Brew Hammond, Francis Nunoo, Sela Adjei, Nene Nuer Boyetey
5:40 PM - 6:40 PM Reading: Wolf Light and A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars Inner Courtyard Yaba Badoe. Moderator: Mamle Kabu / Katleho Kano Shoro.
Travel Writing: Pelu, Kofi and Edem in conversation Hamburg Pelu Awofeso, Kofi Akpabli, Edem Adzaho. Moderator: Kwame Osei-Poku
Poetry+ with Phillippa Berlin Phillippa Yaa de Villiers: Moderated by Kinna Likimani
Roundtable discussion: Comics. Fusion of Literary and Creative Art Abansuro Dayo Osinubi, Samuel Temidayo. Moderated by Kadi Yao Tay
Ghanaian Flash Fiction: Selected Readings Foundation for Contemporary Art (FCA), Du Bois Centre Rodney Assan, Antony Fui Can-Tamakloe, Adelaide Asiedu, Asiedu Benneh
6:45 PM - 7:45 PM New Voices in Poetry Köln Gabriel Mainoo, Elikplim Akorli
Threading a Needle in The Dark Courtyard Agyeman Ossei. Moderated by IUB
Documentary: In the Shadows of Biafra Foundation for Contemporary Art (FCA), Du Bois Centre Louisa Egbunike, Ato Quayson, Chuma Nwokolo. Moderator: Mamle Kabu
7:50 PM - 8:50 PM In Conversation: Sex, Love and Non-traditional Relationships. Abansuro Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah and OluTimehin Adegbeye
New Voices in Fiction Hamburg Jacob Osae, Selassie Mensah. Mod. Kwesi Amoak
Poetry and Music Session Courtyard Adinah Chanice,
Time Event Venue Guests/Remarks
Sunday
11:00 PM -- 12.30 PM Kenkey Brunch by courtesy of Dakpabli Publishers Restaurant
1:00 PM -- 2.00 PM Book Launch with Dakpabli Publishers: Louisa Courtyard Dorcas Adjoa Essel
Comic Café Abansuro Squid Mag
Reading: Fine Boys Berlin Eghosa Imasuen. Moderated by Kwabena Agyare Yeboah
2:00 PM -- 3.00 PM Reading: My Sister, The Serial Killer Courtyard Oyinkan Braithwaite. Moderated by Kobby Graham
Perspectives on writing from the diaspora for the continent. München Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond, Louisa Egbunike, Nathan Suhr-Sytsma
Panel Session: Literary reviews Hamburg Amazing Grace Danso, Darkowaa, Kinna Likimani. Anchor: Ama Tuffet
Making Comics A Leading Voice in Ghanaian Literature Abansuro Jesu Robert Crentsil, Precious Bonsu, Delali Avemega
3:05 PM -- 4.05 PM Panel Session: New initiatives by Libraries in Ghana Seminar Room Daniel (Dr Monk), Sampson Osende (Ghana Library Authority), Roxanne Koffi (e-ananse). Moderated by Matilda Amissah Arthur
Panel Session: Trends in Contemporary Ghanaian Theatre Library Adbul Moomen, Waterz Yidana, Nii Ayi Solomon. Moderator:
Reading: The Colour of a Thing Believed München Bura-Bari Nwilo. Moderated by Martin Egblewogbe
Nouveau Griot / Spoken Word Berlin Tanya Evanson
Zero to Hero: How to Create an African Hero Everyone (Adult's Session) Abansuro Natasha Nayo
4:05 PM -- 5.05 PM Readings from Larabanga: Stories from the Savannah Courtyard With editor Nana Achampong and contributors Zubaida Ismail, Akorfa Dawson, Jacob A Osae, Amma Konadu, Elikem M Aflakpui
Selected Readings München Chuma Nwokolo
Reading: The Last Ghost: Son of Struggle Hamburg Ray Ndébi. Moderated by Tanya Evanson
Panel: Sci Fi and Fantasy in Contemporary African Writing / Afrofuturism Berlin T J Benson, Boakyewa Glover, Golda Addo, Kwesi Woode
Comic Café Abansuro Squid Mag
5:10 PM -- 6.10 PM Reading: Of Women And Frogs Courtyard Bisi Adjapon. Moderator: Eugenia Tachie-Menson
Selected Readings Berlin Sabata-mpho Mokae
Comic Café Abansuro Squid Mag
Discussion: Poetic walls -- Language and Nature Munchen Nametso Phonchi-Tshekiso. Moderator Marcelle Akita
6:15 PM -- 7.15 PM Poetry Readings Berlin Various
Reading: The Waiting Inner Courtyard Martin Egblewogbe
7:20 PM -- 8.50 PM "Live from Across Africa": Poetry Performances Courtyard Various: Katleho Kano Shoro, Mmakgosi Anita Tau, Kwame Nwom, Nana Asaase, Tanya Evanson, Felicia Cade, Nametso Phonchi-Tshekiso,
8:55 PM -- 9.15 PM Closing Ceremony Courtyard Writers Project of Ghana and Goethe-Institut Ghana

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