Writers Project of Ghana

Schedule
**continuously updated**
All events live-streamed (click here to view).

In case you want to participate in-person, you will need to fill out the forms below. Signing up gives you admittance for the entire day. The forms are updated as space becomes available.
Guest authors, moderators and persons who have received prior invitation should not fill these forms.

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Schedule Key: (P = In-Person, Limited Seating; V = Virtual)
Time Event Venue Guests/Remarks
Friday
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM Poetry Workshop with Katleho Kano Shoro and Tariro Ndoro: "Poetic Voice in Imagined Futures" Library (V) Facilitators: Katleho Kano Shoro and Tariro Ndoro
Comics workshop with Squid Magazine. Room 1 (V) Facilitator: Ziki Nelson
5.00 PM - 6:00 PM Writing for Film in Contemporary Ghana Room 2 (P) Kwabena Gyansah and Elizabeth Johnson
6:00 PM - 6:20 PM Opening Ceremony Courtyard (P+V) Writers Project of Ghana and Goethe-Institut Ghana
6:25 PM - 7:30 PM In Conversation: Prof Kofi Anyidoho and Prof Dannabang Kuwabong Courtyard (P+V) Prof Kofi Anyidoho and Prof Dannabang Kuwabong
7:45 PM - 8:45 PM "Writing, Networking, and the African Diaspora" Room 1 (P+V) Abena Sɛwaa Osei-Bempong, Derek Nnuro and Tameka Cage Conley. Moderators: Ato Quayson & Mamle Kabu
Schedule Key: (P = In-Person, Limited Seating; V = Virtual)
Time Event Venue Guests/Remarks
Saturday
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM "Wellness For Writers" -- Health and Wellness Session Room 1 (P + V) Sarah Abassbhay (Holistic Physiotherapist) and Laurita de Diego Brako (Psychotherapist). Moderator: Louisa Afi Borlu (Physiotherapist)
Highlights: Children's Readers from Dakpabli & Mpuntusem Room 2 (P + V) Nana Awere Damoah and Kwesi Amoak
10:05 AM - 11:05 AM Presenting the Nami Podcast: Listening Session Courtyard (P) Tsiddi Can Tamakloe and Nana Yaa Serwaa Osei
Representations of History, Culture and Politics in Contemporary Writing Room 3 (P + V) Stephanie Wanga, Olutimehin Adegbeye, Kwabena Opoku Agyeman.
Panel Discussion: "Living to Write or Writing to Live?" Room 4 (P + V) Yeow Kai Chai, Akila Richards, Moderator: Nana Asaase
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM Solace in Sisterhood: Writing through Trauma Room 1 (V) Rose James, Emefa Gadze, Adinah Erb. Moderator: Mamle Kabu
Some thoughts on the future of publishing in West Africa: Opportunities and Challenges Room 3 (P+V) Richard Ali, Eghosa Imasuen, Nana Awere Damoah, Amarachukwu Chimeka, Woeli Dekutsey
Travel Writing and Tourism in a time of Travel Restrictions Room 4 (P+V) Pelu Awofeso, Edem Adzaho, Kofi Akpabli and Francis Doku
12:20 PM - 1:20 PM Selected Readings Room 2 (P) Mawuli Adjei. Moderator: Nana Fredua Agyeman
"Learning about the slave trade through the Arts" Room 3 (P + V) Yasmin Wilde, Anni Domingo and Prof. John Collins. Moderator: Kobina Ankomah Graham.
The place of story-telling in modern Africa: Perspectives Courtyard (P) Wale Okediran and Francis Gbormittah. Moderator: Ivor Agyeman-Duah
1:25 PM - 2:25 PM Interview: Blogging African Literature & Events Room 1 (P + V) James Murua (Kenya) with Elizabeth Johnson
Panel Discussion: When a short story works Room 2 (P + V) Sean Arnett, Chuma Nwokolo and Kobina Graham. Moderator: Kwabena Opoku-Agyemang
Poetry Reading & Discussion Room 4 (V) Nii Ayikwei Parkes and Jan Wagner
Book Launch: Blast To The Past by Ruby Goka Courtyard (P) TECHMATE Publishers and Ruby Goka
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Time with Tampered Press: On nurturing spaces, writerly obsessions and the responsibilities of being a writer Courtyard (P) Amoafoa Smart, Awo Twumwaah, Claudia Owusu, Chrissie Chinebuah. Moderator: Ama Asantewaa
Selected Readings: Prof Lade Wosornu Room 2 (P) Lade Wosornu. Moderator: Teddy Totimeh
Selected Readings in Ghanaian Languages from Write Ghana Room 1 (P + V) Nikita Adjirakor Freeman Wayo, Anna Naa Amanua Ankrah, S. Asamoah. Moderator: Rita Intsiful
The Rise of West African Comics Room 3 (V) Joelle Epee Mandengue, Juni Ba, Kiaski Donkor, Setor Fiadzigbey
3:35 PM - 4:35 PM Traversing The Globe: A Diplomatic Conversation Courtyard (P) Ambassador D K Osei and Ambassador Kabral Blay-Amihere. Moderator: Beatrice Anowah Brew
Selected Readings & Conversation: The Deep Blue Between and When Life Gives You Mangoes Room 4 (V) Ayesha Harruna Attah and Kereen Getten. Moderator: Darkowaa
Readings from the Contemporary Ghanaian Writers Series:How To Write My Country's Name Room 1 (P) Fui Can Tamakloe, Ama Benewaa, Sena Cobblah.
4:40 PM - 5:40 PM Reading Habits and the Practice of Critique Room 3 (P + V) Ato Quayson, Joseph Oduro-Frimpong and Jeanne-Marie Jackson. Moderator: Kwabena Opoku-Agyemang
Reading: His Only Wife Room 4 (P + V) Peace Medie. Moderator: Abena Karikari
Poetry Readings Courtyard Novisi Dzitire, Naa Takia, Elikplim Akorli and Teddy Totimeh. Moderator: Nana Yaw Sarpong
5:45 PM - 6:45 PM Selected Readings Courtyard (P) Chike Frankie Edozien. Moderator: Nana Akosua Hanson
How translations work: transmitting the letter and spirit of the poem (V) Jan Wagner, Kofi Anyidoho, Dannabang Kuwabong. Moderator: Martin Egblewogbe
Poetry Session & Discussion Room 2 (P+V) Katleho Shoro, Duduzile Ndlovu, Tariro Ndoro. Moderator: Ama Asantewa
Decolonising Culture through Libraries Room 3 (V) Moustafa Ahmed, Edwige Dro. Moderator: Sylvia Arthur
6:50 PM - 7:50 PM Reading: Imperfect Arrangements Room 1 (P) Frances Mensah Williams. Moderator: Abena Karikari
Book Chat: Sex and Sexuality in Ghanaian Writing: Perspectives from Ashawo Diaries Library; Google Meet Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia Moderator: Empi Baryeh
Poetry Reading: APBF New Generation African Poets Chapbook Series Room 3 (V); Google Meet Henneh Kyereh Kwaku, Tryphena Yeboah, Afua Ansong. Moderator: Elizabeth Johnson
Man in the Mirror: Motivational Writing for a Time of Crisis Room 1 (P+V); Google Meet Ben Peter & Kwesi Amoak
7:55 PM - 8:55 PM Book Chat: The quirky quick guide to having great sex Library (P + V); Google Meet Tiffany Kagure Mugo with Nana Sekyiamah
Schedule Key: (P = In-Person, Limited Seating; V = Virtual)
Time Event Venue Guests/Remarks
11.00 AM - 12:30 PM Kenkey Brunch. Courtesy of Dakpabli Publishers Goethe-Institut (P) Limited seating: Pre-registration required
1.00 PM - 2:00 PM The Abena Korantemaa Oral History Prize Courtyard (P) Writers Project of Ghana, Makeda PR, and Sankofa Girl
2.00 PM - 3:00 PM Selected Readings. The Anguish and Vigilance of Things and City of Memories Room 1 (P + V) Richard Ali. Moderator: Kwabena Agyare Yeboah
Poetry session: Readings with Nii Ayikwei Parkes, Eric Ngalle Charles, Yeow Kai Chai Room 2 (P + V) Moderator: Martin Egblewogbe
Discussion: Sol Plaatje's Mhudi: History, Criticism, Celebration Library (V) Sabata-mpho Mokae, Brian Willan, Siza Nkosi, Shole Shole
Book Launch: Ashawo Dairies Courtyard (P) Dakpabli Publishers & Amoafoa Sefa Cecilia
3.05 PM - 4:05 PM Selected Readings: Short stories Room 1 (P) Reading by Bisi Adjapon. Moderator: Apiorkor Ashong-Abbey
Reading: Madagali Room 4 (P) Reading by Wale Okediran. Moderator: Benjamin Akakpo
Representations of Collective Memory and Inherited Trauma in Communities Room 1 (V) Nathan Richards, Adina Erb and Chuma Nwokolo. Moderator: Louisa Egbunike
4.10 PM - 5:10 PM Akadi Magazine: Selected Readings Room 3 (P + V ) Franka Maria Andoh, Poetivist, Kai Lutterodt. Moderator: Abena sɛwaa Osei-Bempong
Selected readings: "The Reconditioned Virgin and Other Satires" Room 1 (P) Chinweizu. Moderator: Theo Alfred
Selected readings and discussion: New Daughters of Africa Room 3 (P + V) Magaret Busby, Phillippa Yaa de Villiers, Ayesha Haruna Attah, Anni Domingo. Moderator: Nana Ekua Brew Hammond
5.15 PM - 6:15 PM "New African poetry: Pages and Platforms" Room 1 (P + V) Michelle Oppong-Ampofo, Henneh Kwaku Kyereh, Nii Ayikwei Parkes. Moderator: Nathan Suhr-Sytsma
#AdventuresLive2020: The Art of the Erotica Library (P + V); Google Meet Malaka Grant, Jessica Mandanda, Nana Darkoa Sakyiamah, Olutimehin Adegbeye. Moderators: Fatima Derby and Nana Akosua Hansen
Selected Readings Room 1 (P) Elizabeth-Irene Baitie. Moderator: Ama Benewaa
6.20 PM - 7:20 PM Conversation: "Art on the Edge" Courtyard (P + V) Wanlov the Kubolor with Ibrahim Mahama. Moderator: Ama van Dantzig
7.25 PM - 9:00 PM Poetry Performance: Live Across Africa Courtyard (P + V) Various
9:00 PM Closing Ceremony Courtyard (P + V) Writers Project of Ghana and Goethe-Institut
Time Event Venue Guests/Remarks
4.00 PM - 6:00 PM A Conversation With Philippe Sands (V: join by Zoom) https://www.zoom.us/join Meeting ID: 87628829476 Philippe Sands. [University of Ghana School of Law, UG Law Students' Union, Writers Project of Ghana]