Pa Gya! A Literary Festival in Accra Opens on Friday 13 October

Pa Gya! A Literary Festival in Accra Opens on Friday 13 October

Pa Gya! A Literary Festival in Accra opens at the Goethe-Institut this Friday, 13th October, 2023.

The festival with start with workshop sessions from 12.20 PM, at the Goethe-Institut, Foundation for Contempoary Art - Ghana, and the British Council in Accra. These workshops are open to registered participants only.

The official opening of the festival will take place at 5.30 PM, at the Goethe-Institut.

All events at the festival are free to attend.

Welcoming more than one hundred writers, pubishers, academics, performers from across the world, this seventh edition this year's edition promises a full range of activities which will meet the interest of every lover of literature.

Further details of the festival schedule can be found here: Schedule.

For a list of guests attending, see here: Guests .

For a list of events, see here: Events.


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.

In 2023, the festival would like to acknowedge the partnership of, sponsorship by, and collaboration with the following: Goethe-Institut Ghana, the Embassy of the Netherlands to Ghana, the EU Delegation to Ghana, the British Council, Hay Festival Lviv Book Forum and the Open Society Foundations, the Icelandic Literature Center, Wintertuin Curaçao, the Pan African Writers Association, Dakpabli and Associates, Digibooks, and several private individuals.