Events

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Storytelling Through Film: A Ghanaian Perspective: Kwaw Paintsil Ansah in conversation with Aseye Tamakloe

In this conversation, the Kwaw Ansah and Aseye Tamakloe will explore how film has been used as a story-telling tool in the peculiar context of Ghana, and the development of the industry seen through the eyes of one of its stalwarts, Kwaw Ansah.

Date: Friday 14th October 2022

Time: 6.20 PM - 7.20 PM

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Saturday 15th October 2022

1. Oceans Between Us with Amy Shimson Santo and A'bena Awuku Larbi

Time: 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM.

Venue: Goethe-Institut/Courtyard


1. By The Fireside with E-Ananse Libraries .

Time: 5:10 PM to 6:10 PM.

Venue: FCA

Sunday 16th October 2022

1. His Only Wife. Dramatic Reading directed by Alice Johnson.

Time: 4:20 PM to 5:20 PM.

Venue: Goethe-Institut/Courtyard.


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Friday 14th October 2022

The Last Colony with Philippe Sands

Moderated by Kinna Likimani.

Time: 7:35 PM to 8:35 PM.

Venue: Goethe-Institut/Courtyard

In-person and virtual.

Join the Zoom Room: Meeting ID: 886 1059 6925 Passcode: 868741


Saturday 15th October 2022

1. SeedTime: Selected Poems with Kofi Anyidoho

Time: 11:20 AM to 12:10 PM.

Venue: Goethe-Institut/Hamburg

In-person and virtual.

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2. Selected Readings by Chuma Nwokolo

Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

Venue: Goethe-Institut/Munchen

In-person and virtual.

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1. All your Children, Scattered. with Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse.

Moderated by Aekua Bobson.

Time: 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM.

Venue: Goethe-Institut/Berlin.


1. An Unusual Grief with Yewande Omotoso.

Moderated by Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond.

Time: 1:40 PM to 2:40 PM.

Venue: Goethe-Institut/Library


1. Even When Your Voice Shakes with Ruby Goka.

Time: 2:50 PM to 3:50 PM.

Venue: Goethe-Institut/Berlin


2. The Most Eligible Bachelor. Empi Baryeh.

Time: 2:50 PM to 3:50 PM.

Venue: Goethe-Institut/Front


3. Selected readings from the Journal of the Writers Project of Ghana. Various .

Time: 2:50 PM to 3:50 PM.

Venue: Goethe-Institut/Library


1. Readings from Ga poetry anthology, Hɔmɔwɔ: Ga Lalawiemɔi.

Moderated by Nana Yaw Sarpong

Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Venue: Goethe-Institut/Courtyard


1. The Second Time We Met with Frances Mensah Williams.

Moderated by Empi Baryeh

Time: 5:10 PM to 6:10 PM.

Venue: Goethe-Institut/Munchen

In-person and virtual.

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2. About The Samira Bawumia Literature Prize Presentation and selected readings.

Time: 5:10 PM to 6:10 PM.

Venue: Goethe-Institut/Frontyard


1. Bad Love with Maame Blue.

Time: 6:20 PM to 7:20 PM.

Venue: Goethe-Institut/Berlin.


Sunday 16th October 2022

1. Church of Poetry: Community Conversation on Poetry and Social Realities with Henneh Kyereh Kwaku

Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

Venue: Twitter Spaces @writersPG


1. Polo The Magnificent: The Story of the Dribbling Magician with Mohammed Polo and Nii Odai Lartey.

Moderated by Kwesi Nyantakyi

Time: 12:50 PM to 1:50 PM.

Venue: Goethe-Institut/Frontyard


2. Selected Readings: Poetry with Obari Gomba, Novisi Dzitrie and Clifton Gachagua.

Time: 12:50 PM to 1:50 PM.

Venue: Goethe-Institut/Munchen


1. Memoirs From The Hilltop with Kofi Adu Labi

Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

Venue: Goethe-Institut/Frankfurt


2. Selected Readings (Poetry) with Professor, Dr Patricia Jabbeh Wesley

Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

Venue: Goethe-Institut/Courtyard


3. Selected Readings from the 2022 Caine Prize Anthology with Elizabeth Johnson, Akua Serwaa-Amankwah, Audrey Obuobisa Darko, Jeffrey Atuobi, Kofi Berko, Billie McTernan, Anwuli Ojogwu, and Sarah Ozo-Irabor (virtual)

Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

Venue: FCA.


1. Professor Schiff's Guilt with Agur Schiff.

Moderated by Kwesi Amoak.

Time: 3:10 PM to 4:10 PM.

Venue: Goethe-Institut/Courtyard

In-person & virtual (join the Zoom chat: Meeting ID: Passcode: )


2. Poetry Reading and Performance with Efe Paul Azino, Patron Henekou and Asangba Reginald Taluah

Time: 3:10 PM to 4:10 PM.

Venue: Goethe-Institut/Hamburg


3. Ghana Writers Marathon: One Year On with Ekow Manuar , Mohammed Dauda, Hondred Percent, Kirk Bright Enu

Time: 3:10 PM to 4:10 PM.

Venue: FCA


4. Bookstagram Ghana Reviews Eloghosa Osunde’s Vagabonds! with Nasiba Mbabe Bawa, Abena Maryann and Benedicta Mawuena Dzandu .

Time: 3:10 PM to 4:10 PM.

Venue: GI/Abansoro


1. Voices That Sing Behind the Veil. Selected readings with Ivor Agyeman Duah, Editor, and Contributors..

Moderated by Efo Dela.

Time: 4:20 PM to 5:20 PM.

Venue: Goethe-Institut/Frontyard


2. In the Palace of Flowers with Victoria Princewill. Time: 4:20 PM to 5:20 PM.

Venue: Goethe-Institut/Munchen.


3. Selected Readings with Vamba Sherif. Time: 4:20 PM to 5:20 PM.

Venue: Goethe-Institut/Library.

Moderated by Ama van Dantzig.


4. The Overstayer : Poetry Readings with Jackie Morrison (Maame Adjua) . Time: 4:20 PM to 5:20 PM.

Venue: FCA.


1. Launch and Reading from Satires with Chinweizu

Moderated by Chuma Nwokolo.

Time: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM.

Venue: Goethe-Institut/Frontyard



2. Selected Readings with Molara Wood, editor, cultural activist, and feminist.

Moderated by Mamle Kabu.

Time: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM.

Venue: Goethe-Institut/Foyer


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Friday 14th October 2022

1. The Last Colony with Philippe Sands

Moderated by Kinna Likimani.

Time: 7:35 PM to 8:35 PM.

Venue: Goethe-Institut/Courtyard

In-person and virtual.

Join the Zoom Room: Meeting ID: 886 1059 6925 Passcode: 868741


2. "Good Bye Gold Coast": Radio play listening session and discussion

Moderator: Petra Aba Asamoah

Time: 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Venue: Goethe-Institut/Berlin


3. Preserving Communities through Popular Culture: The Fulani Perspective.

with Chef Binta and James Courtright. Moderated by Elizabeth Johnson

Time: 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Venue: Goethe-Institut/Frontyard


Saturday 15th October 2022

1. Writing the Ghanaian Experience in Ghanaian Languages – An Example of the Ga Language. Discussion with Rita Esieduah Intsiful and featuring Anna Naa Amanua Ankrah and Nii Aryetey Aryeh.

Moderated by Nana Yaw Sarpong .

Time: 10:10 AM to 11:10 AM

Venue: Goethe-Institut/Abansoro.


2. "Looking Back at the Sharjah Publishers Fair, Looking Forward towards an African Model." Discussion with Edem Torkonoo, Amarachukwu Chimeka and Nana Awere Damoah

Time: 10:10 AM to 11:10 AM

Venue: Goethe-Institut/Library.


1. From Author to Audience: Perspectives from the Publishing Industry with Josh Weber, Eghosa Imasuen, and Maame Aba Daisie.

Moderated by Kofi Dzogbewu

Time: 11:20 AM to 12:30 PM

Venue: Goethe-Institut/Berlin


2. Medicine and the muse: Doctors who write with Teddy Totimeh, Adjoa Ofei, Ruby Goka.

Moderated by Aziza Atta

Time: 11:20 AM to 12:20 PM

Venue: Goethe-Institut/Frontyard


3. Creating Literary Content for Ghanaian Media. Discussion with Bilikis Giwah, Abdul Raafi Mohammed Apiorkor.

Moderated by Nana Akosua Hanson

Time: 11:20 AM to 12:20 PM

Venue: Goethe-Institut/Abansoro


4. Running presentation on Akan Proverbs.

Time: 11:20 AM to 12:20 PM

Venue: Goethe-Institut/Leipzig


1. Can the African Book Industry Thrive? Panel discussion with Wale Okediran, Camynta Baezie, and Anwuli Ojogwu. Moderated by Chuma Nwokolo

Time: 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Venue: Goethe-Institut/Library


2. Languages Move (1): Poetry across Languages Readings and discussion with Amy Shimshon-Santo, Patron Henekou, Katleho Shoro

Time: 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM.

Venue: Goethe-Institite/Library


3. Travel Writing Masterclass Roundtable with Kofi Akpabli , Pelu Awofeso and Kofi Dotse. Moderated by Kwame Osei Poku.

Time: 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM.

Venue: Goethe-Institite/Courtyard.


4. Diversity in Children’s Literature with Grace Dorcas Annan . Moderated by Akua Serwaa Amankwah.

Time: 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM.

Venue: Goethe-Institite/Frontyard.


5. Running presentation on Akan Proverbs.

Time: 12:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Venue: Goethe-Institut/Leipzig


1. Languages Move (2): Mother tongue and pidgin poetry Readings and recitals with Nana Asase, Nii Ashaley, Fui Can Tamakloe and Asangba Taluah

Time: 1:40 PM to 2:40 PM.

Venue: Goethe-Institite/Library


2. A story of two journals: the Journal of the Writers Project of Ghana and Tampered Press. with Ama Asantewa Diaka, Nancy Henaku and Jeffrey Atuobi.

Time: 1:40 PM to 2:40 PM.

Venue: Goethe-Institite/Abansoro


3. Golden Hour Productions: Innovative Live Literature Experiences with Ryan Van Winkle. Moderated by Bernard Akoi Jackson.

Time: 1:40 PM to 2:40 PM.

Venue: Goethe-Institite/Hamburg.


4. Running presentation on Akan Proverbs.

Time: 1:40 AM to 2:40 PM

Venue: Goethe-Institut/Leipzig


1. Cross-Cultural Perspectives: Journalists in Conversation. With James Courtright, Billie McTernan and Michelle Chikaonda.

Moderated by Molara Wood.

Time: 2:50 PM to 3:50 PM.

Venue: Goethe-Institut/Library


1. The role of literary criticism and review in the development of literary culture. With Katleho Kano Shoro, Adwoa Opoku Agyemang, Sarah Ozo-Irabor (virtually).

Moderated by Jeffrey Atuobi

Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Venue: Goethe-Institut/Library


2. The Art of Memoir & Non-fiction. With Michelle Chikaonda, Teddy Totimeh, Chuma Nwokolo.

Moderated by Aziza Atta

Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Venue: Goethe-Institut/Munchen

3. The Story of Self. With Epifania Amoo Adare

Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Venue: Goethe-Institut/Abansoro

4. Centre Stage: The person, the poet and the performer. With Nana Asaase Apiorkor Efe Paul Azino Katleho Kano Shoro

Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Venue: FCA


1. Fact Vs Fiction: Reflections on Narrative Power. With Ato Quayson, and Kwaku Sakyi-Addo.

Time: 5:10 PM to 6:10 PM.

Venue: Goethe-Institut/Courtyard


2. Floating Between Worlds in African Fiction with Molara Wood and Nyani Nkrumah. Moderated by Kobina Graham.

Time: 5:10 PM to 6:10 PM.

Venue: Goethe-Institut/Courtyard


3. Performance with E-Ananse Libraries

Time: 5:10 PM to 6:10 PM.

Venue: FCA.


1. "Ewe Book of The Year" Selection and discussion with Edzordzi Agbozo, Agnes Titriku, Stephen Dziedzorm Dadugblor and Selikem Gotah.

Time: 6:20 PM to 7:20 PM.

Venue: Goethe-Institut/Library.


1. Liberating Pleasures: Art Exhibition, Stage Play, Discussion. With Drama Queens and Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah.

Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM.

Venue: Goethe-Institut/Courtyard


Sunday 16th October 2022

"Who is an African Writer?" Talk by Chinweizu.

Moderated by Chuma Nwokol

Time: 12:50 PM to 1:50 PM

Venue: Goethe-Institut/Berlin


1. The Power of Biography & Memoir: Writing Memoirs. With Ama Dadson

Time: 3:10 PM to 4:10 PM

Venue: Goethe-Institut/Berlin


Saturday 15th October 2022

Movie Screening and Discussion: "Talking Black in America"

Time: 6:20 PM to 7:20 PM.
Venue: FCA

The discussion will be moderated by the Associate producer (Africa) of the movie, Noble Nazzah.

TALKING BLACK in AMERICA follows the unique circumstances of the descendants of American slaves and their incredible impact on American life and language. Speech varieties from the African American community reflect the imprint of African language systems, the influences of regional British and Southern American dialects, and the creativity and resilience of people living through oppression, segregation and the fight for equality. Filmed across the United States, TALKING BLACK in AMERICA is a startling revelation of language as legacy, identity and triumph over adversity.

TALKING BLACK in AMERICA: ROOTS is a sequel that dives deeper into the origins of African American English and speech forms. In this film, linguists, poets, musicologists, historians, academics, artisans, and musicians from mainly from West Africa (Ghana), the United States, and the Caribbean discuss this trans-continental linguistic influences on African American English and the legacies of slavery. The linguistic creativity of slaves suddenly forced to adopt a foreign language, involved a fusion of their various mother tongues (African languages) and the oppressor’s language (English).

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  • Accord Young Adult Fiction Workshop

    Facilitator: Sarah Odedinah

    Dates: Thursday, 13th October, Friday, 14th October, and Saturday 15th October 2022.

    Venue: Goethe-Institut Ghana.

    Open to signed-up participants only.

    About the Workshop:The workshop focuses on creative writing aimed at young adults between the ages of 8 and 18 years. The workshop will run for three days from the 13th of October to 15th of October 2022 and is open to writers in Ghana who write for the specified age group

  • Poetry Workshop with Professor, Dr. Patricia Jabbeh Wesley

    Facilitator: Professor, Dr. Patricia Jabbeh Wesley

    Date: Friday, 14th October 2022. Time: 12.30 PM to 4.30 PM.

    Venue: Goethe-Institut Ghana.

    Open to signed-up participants only.

    About the Workshop: The workshop is geared towards equipping poets with the skills they need to write effectively, to know what they need in order to have a strong voice, the importance of imagery, the power of how tone defines a poet’s sensibility, and finally, how to explore the motifs that make us African poets no matter where we live.

  • Editing Workshop

    Facilitator: Anwuli Ojogwu, Society for Book and Magazine Editors of Nigeria (SBMEN)

    Date: Friday, 14th October 2022. Time: 2.30 PM to 4.30 PM.

    Venue: Goethe-Institut Ghana

    Open to signed-up participants only.

    About the Workshop: This workshop is intended for early and emerging writers, editors and content creators. It will train participants in the fundamental techniques of editing and improving stories. The course will help participants gain understanding of the core building blocks of fiction, and work on identifying strengths and weaknesses of manuscript texts.

  • Writing For Healing

    Facilitator: Araba Ofori Acquah

    Date: Friday, 14th October 2022. Time: 12.30 PM to 2.45 PM.

    Venue: Goethe-Institut Ghana

    Open to signed-up participants only.

    About the Workshop: Writing is an incredible tool for creating wellbeing and personal growth. Whether you consider yourself a writer or not, this workshop will show you how you can tap into the healing power of writing and make it part of your self-care routine.

  • Writing in Ghanaian Pidgin

    Facilitator: Fui Can Tamakloe

    Date: Friday, 14th October 2022. Time: 12.30 PM to 2.30 PM.

    Venue: Goethe-Institut Ghana

    Open to signed-up participants only.

    About the Workshop: Storytellers for write stories wey demma readers fit relate. De language wey we de writers go use be one way we fit pass top make readers feel wona stories. For Ghana inside, more people dey speak den barb Ghana Pidgin than English language.

    De workshop go show participants how dem fit write stories for Ghana Pidgin. Participants wey come de workshop for pass writing exercise wey dey engage demma senses top take understand why we for write for Ghana Pidgin inside. Dem go learn tips den tricks wey fit help dem write for Ghana Pidgin.

  • Crafting Complex Characters

    Facilitator: Maame Blue

    Date: Friday, 14th October 2022. Time: 12.30 AM to 4.30 PM.

    Venue: Goethe-Institut Ghana

    Open to signed-up participants only.

    About the Workshop: Inspired by Maame Blue’s debut novel Bad Love which won a Betty Trask Award in 2021, this workshop will cover character self-perception and will focus on contemporary texts as examples, with writing exercises included.

  • The Blogging Business

    Facilitator: Dagny Zenovia

    Date: Friday, 14th October 2022. Time: 12.30 PM to 3.00 PM.

    Venue: Goethe-Institut Ghana

    Open to signed-up participants only.

    About the Workshop: Blogging takes writing to the next level when it comes to branding and business.This workshop will teach you how to leverage blogging to make an impact on your chosen topic, industry, or goal. Each attendee will receive a mini-digital marketing strategy guide by me, based on the information submitted at registration. This is a hands-on workshop that will involve interaction and participation instead of lecturing. This workshop is suitable for beginner and intermediate bloggers.

  • Living & Eating Your Art: ​​Branding, Brand Positioning & Pricing

    Facilitator: Poetry Association of Ghana (PAG)

    Date: Friday, 14th October 2022. Time: 12.30 PM to 4.30 PM.

    Venue: Goethe-Institut Ghana

    Open to signed-up participants only.

    About the Workshop: Brought to you by the Poetry Association of Ghana, the goal of this 4-hour workshop is to have participants walk away with practical tools to work with in pursuit of a professional artist life. This workshop is open to poets and spoken word artists but not limited to these genres of writing. The workshop also focuses on alternative ways of using your craft, apart from writing and performing.

  • Fiction Workshop

    Facilitator: Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

    Date: Friday, 14th October 2022. Time: 11.00 AM.

    Venue: New York University (NYU) Gardens, Labone.

    Open to signed-up participants only.

    About the Workshop: In collaboration with New York University (NYU) Accra, Jennifer Makumbi, award-winning Ugandan author of Kintu will lead a special workshop on writing fiction. This is a highly competitive workshop. Selected participants are required to attend the special reading event at NYU- Accra in Labone.

  • The Story of Self

    Facilitator: Epifania Amoo-Adare

    Date: Saturday, 15th October 2022. Time: 4.20 PM to 5.20 PM.

    Venue: Goethe-Institut Ghana.

    About the Workshop: What is our individual and/or collective Story of Self? Who are we, as human beings, as a society, as a culture? And how does our sense of Self affect the way we write about ourselves and the world that we live in?

  • Untold Black: African History Bios with the Accra Writing Experiment

    Facilitator: Gbontwi Anyetei

    Date: Sunday, 16th October 2022. Time: 5.30 PM to 6.30 PM.

    Venue: Goethe-Institut Ghana.

    About the Workshop: Put together by the Accra Writing Experiment, "Untold Black" is our latest exciting programme which invites participants to reconstruct historical stories through movie scripts, teleplays, podcasts, animation or even a certain kind of documentaries etc. A great story is a great story.

  • Poetry and Music Workshop

    Facilitator: Hondred Percent

    Date: Saturday, 15th October 2022. Time: 1.30 PM to 3.30 PM.

    Venue: Foundation for Contemporary Art - Ghana.

    Open to signed-up participants only.

    About the Workshop: Hondred Percent takes participants through Garageband on the iPhone, and demonstrates the unique manner in which he fuses Music with his Poetry. Through this workshop, the Poet Rapper will attempt to create music in real time, to work with a chosen poem. This will be done on an iPhone and will be projected for the audience to view and gain a better understanding of what is possible, through this medium.

  • Poetry and Music Performances

    Date: 16th October 2022

    Time: 7.30 PM - 10.00 PM

    Venue: The Embassy of the Netherlands, 89 Liberation Road, Kanda, Accra

    In-person and virtual.