Writers Project of Ghana

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Prof Kofi Anyidoho and Prof Dannabang Kuwabong in conversation on the topic of preserving Ghanaian languages through literature.

Kofi Anyidoho and Dannabang Kuwabong are both writers and academics and have published works in English and their respective languages, Ewe and Dagaare.

Date: 16th October 2020

Time: 6.25 PM - 7.25 PM

Note: (P + V; limited seating. Registration Required)

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Wanlov the Kubolor and Ibrahim Mahama engage on the topic of art, and discuss how they have been pushing the limits in their respective art forms.

Date: 18th October 2020

Time: 6.20 PM - 7.20 PM

Note: (P + V; limited seating. Registration Required)

Friday 16th October 2020

Writing for Film in Contemporary Ghana . Kwabena Gyansah and Elizabeth Johnson. Friday, 16th October 2020. Time: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM (V)

Writing, Networking, and the African Diaspora. Abena Serwah Osei-Bempong, Derek Nnuro and Tameka Cage Conley. Moderator: Ato Quayson. Friday, 16th October 2020. Time: 7:45 PM to 8:45 PM (V)

Saturday 17th October 2020

Wellness For Writers. Sarah Abassbhay (Holistic Physiotherapist) and Laurita de Diego Brako (Psychotherapist). Moderator: Louisa Afi Borlu (Physiotherapist). Saturday, 17th October 2020. Time: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM (V)

Highlights: Children's Readers from Dakpabli & Mpuntusem. Nana Awere Damoah and Kwesi Amoak. Saturday, 17th October 2020. Time: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM (V)

Presenting the Nami Podcast: Listening Session. Tsiddi Can Tamakloe, Nana Yaa Serwaa Osei. Saturday, 17th October 2020. Time: 10:05 AM to 11:05 AM (P; limited seating. Registration Required)

Representations of History, Culture and Politics in Contemporary Writing. Stephanie Wanga, Olutimehin Adegbeye, Kwabena Opoku Agyeman. Saturday, 17th October 2020. Time: 10:05 AM to 11:05 AM (P+V; limited seating. Registration Required)

"Living to Write or Writing to Live?" Yeow Kai Chai, Akila Richards, Katleho Kano Shoro, Moderated by: Nana Asaase. Saturday, 17th October 2020. Time: 10:05 AM to 11:05 AM (P+V; limited seating. Registration Required)

Solace in Sisterhood: Writing through Trauma Rose James, Emefa Gadze, Adinah Erb. Moderator Mamle Kabu. Saturday, 17th October 2020. Time: 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM (V)

Travel Writing and Tourism in a time of Travel Restrictions. Pelu Awofeso, Edem Adzaho, Kofi Akpabli and Francis Doku. Saturday, 17th October 2020. Time: 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM (P+V)

Some thoughts on the future of publishing in West Africa: Opportunities and Challenges Richard Ali, Eghosa Imasuen, Nana Awere Damoah, Amarachukwu Chimeka, Woeli Dekutsey. Saturday, 17th October 2020. Time: 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM (P+V; limited seating. Registration Required)

The place of story-telling in modern Africa: Perspectives Wale Okediran and Francis Gbormittah. Moderator: Ivor Agyeman-Duah. Saturday, 17th October 2020. Time: 12:20 PM to 1:20 PM (P; limited seating. Registration Required)

Learning about the slave trade through the Arts Yasmin Wilde, Anni Domingo and Prof. John Collins. Moderator: Kobina Ankomah Graham. Saturday, 17th October 2020. Time: 12:20 PM to 1:20 PM (P; limited seating. Registration Required)

Blogging African Literature & Events James Murua (Kenya) with Elizabeth Johnson. Saturday, 17th October 2020. Time: 1:25 PM to 2:25 PM (P+V; limited seating. Registration Required)

When a short story Works Sean Arnett, Chuma Nwokolo and Kobina Graham. Moderator: Kwabena Opoku-Agyemang. Saturday, 17th October 2020. Time: 1:25 PM to 2:25 PM (V)

Tampered Press Session: On nurturing spaces, writerly obsessions and the responsibilities of being a WriterAmoafoa Smart, Awo Twumwaah, Claudia Owusu, Chrissie Chinebuah. Moderator Ama Asantewaa. Saturday, 17th October 2020. Time: 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM (V)

Traversing The Globe: A Diplomatic Conversation. Ambassador D K Osei and Ambassador Kabral Blay-Amihere. Moderator: Beatrice Anowah Brew. Saturday, 17th October 2020. Time: 3:35 PM to 4:35 PM (V)

Reading Habits and the Practice of Critique. Ato Quayson, Joseph Oduro-Frimpong and Jeanne-Marie Jackson. Moderator: Kwabena Opoku-Agyemang. Saturday, 17th October 2020. Time: 4:40 PM to 5:40 PM (V)

Decolonising Culture through Libraries. Moustafa Ahmed, Edwige Dro. Moderator: Sylvia Arthur. Saturday, 17th October 2020. Time: 5:45 PM to 6:45 PM (V)

"How translations work: Transmitting the letter and the spirit of the poem." Jan Wagner, Kofi Anyidoho, Dannabang Kuwabong. Saturday, 17th October 2020. Time: 5:45 PM to 6:45 PM (V)

Man in the Mirror: Motivational Writing for a Time of Crisis. Ben Peter and Kwesi Amoak. Saturday, 17th October 2020. Time: 6:50 PM to 7:50 PM (P + V; limited seating, Registration required.)

Book Chat: Sex and Sexuality in Ghanaian Writing: Perspectives from 'Ashawo Diaries' Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia. Moderator: Empi Baryeh (P + V; limited seating, Adult Content, Registration required.) Saturday, 17th October 2020. Time: 6:50 PM to 7:50 PM

The quirky quick guide to having great sex. Tiffany Kagure Mugo with Nana Sekyiamah. (P + V; limited seating, Adult Content, Registration required.) Saturday, 17th October 2020. Time: 7:55 PM to 8:55 PM

Sunday 18th October 2020

Kenkey Brunch. Courtesy of Dakpabli Publishers Tiffany Kagure Mugo with Nana Sekyiamah Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (P; limited seating, Registration required.) Sunday, 18th October 2020. Time: 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Awards: The Abena Korantemaa Oral History Prize Sankofa Girl, Makeeda PR, Writers Project of Ghana (P; limited seating, Registration required.) Sunday, 18th October 2020. Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Discussion: Sol Plaatje's Mhudi: History, Criticism, Celebration. Sabata-mpho Mokae, Brian Willan, Siza Nkosi, Shole Shole. (V) Sunday, 18th October 2020. Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Representations of Collective memory and inherited trauma in communities Nathan Richards, Adina Erb and Chuma Nwokolo Moderator: Louisa Egbunike. (V) Sunday, 18th October 2020. Time: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

#AdventuresLive2020: The Art of the Erotica Malaka Grant, Jessica Mandanda, Nana Darkoa Sakyiamah, Olutimehin Adegbeye. Moderators: Fatima Derby and Nana Akosua Hansen. (P + V; limited seating, Adult Content, Registration required.) Sunday, 18th October 2020. Time: 5:10 PM to 6:10 PM

Blast To The Past by Ruby Goka.
Date: Saturday, 17th October 2020. Time: 1.25 PM to 2:25 PM.
Publishers: TECHMATE Publications.
Note: (In-person event; limited seating. Registration Required)

Ashawo Diaries by Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia.
Date: Sunday, 18th October 2020. 2.00 PM to 3.00 PM.
Publishers: DAkpali & Associates.
Note: (In-person event; limited seating. Registration Required)

Poetry performances from poets from all over the continent.

Date: 18th October 2020

Time: 7.25 PM - 9.00 PM

Note: (P+V; limited seating. Registration Required)

Saturday 17th October 2020

Mawuli Adjei (Selected Readings). Saturday, 17th October 2020. Time: 12:20 PM to 1:20 PM.
Note: (P; limited seating. Registration Required)

Nii Ayikwei Parkes and Jan Wagner (Poetry). Saturday, 17th October 2020. Time: 1:25 PM to 2:25 PM. Note: (V)

Lade Wosornu (Selected Readings). Saturday, 17th October 2020. Time: 2.30 PM to 3:30 PM.
Note: (P; limited seating. Registration Required)

Nikita Adjirakor, Freeman Wayo, Anna Naa Amanua Ankrah, S. Asamoah. Moderator: Rita Intsiful (Selected Readings in Ghanaian Languages). Saturday, 17th October 2020. Time: 2.30 PM to 3:30 PM.
Note: (P+V; limited seating. Registration Required)

Ayesha Harruna Attah and Kereen Getten. Selected Readings & Conversation:The Deep Blue Between and When Life Gives You Mangoes. Saturday, 17th October 2020. Time: 3.35 PM to 4:35 PM.
Note: (P+V; limited seating. Registration Required)

Fui Can Tamakloe, Ama Benewaa, Sena Cobblah. Readings from the Contemporary Ghanaian Writers Series:How To Write My Country's Name. Saturday, 17th October 2020. Time: 3.35 PM to 4:35 PM.
Note: (P; limited seating. Registration Required)

Peace Medie (Reading: His Only Wife). Saturday, 17th October 2020. Time: 4.40 PM to 5:40 PM.
Note: (P + V; limited seating. Registration Required)

Novisi Dzitire, Naa Takia, Amma Konadu (virtual), Elikplim Akorli, Teddy Totimeh (Poetry). Saturday, 17th October 2020. Time: 4.40 PM to 5:40 PM.
Note: (P + V; limited seating. Registration Required)

Chike Frankie Edozien (Selected Readings). Saturday, 17th October 2020. Time: 5.45 PM to 6:45 PM.
Note: (P; limited seating. Registration Required)

Katleho Shoro, Duduzile Ndlovu, Tariro Ndoro (Poetry). Saturday, 17th October 2020. Time: 5.45 PM to 6:45 PM.
Note: (P; limited seating. Registration Required)

Frances Mensah Williams (Reading: Imperfect Arrangements). Saturday, 17th October 2020. Time: 6.50 PM to 7:50 PM.
Note: (P+V; limited seating. Registration Required)

Henneh Kyereh Kwaku (GH),Tryphena Yeboah (USA), Afua Ansong (USA) (Selected Poetry Readings). Saturday, 17th October 2020. Time: 6.50 PM to 7:50 PM.
Note: (P+V; limited seating. Registration Required)

Sunday 18th October 2020

Richard Ali. (Readings: The Anguish and Vigilance of Things & City of Memories). Sunday, 18th October 2020. Time: 2.00 PM to 3:00 PM.
Note: (P+V; limited seating. Registration Required)

Nii Ayikwei Parkes, Eric Ngalle Charles, Yeow Kai Chai (Poetry). Sunday, 18th October 2020. Time: 2.00 PM to 3:00 PM.
Note: (P+V; limited seating. Registration Required)

Bisi Adjapon (Selected Readings). Sunday, 18th October 2020. Time: 3.05 PM to 4:05 PM.
Note: (P; limited seating. Registration Required)

Wale Okediran (Reading: Madagali). Sunday, 18th October 2020. Time: 3.05 PM to 4:05 PM.
Note: (P; limited seating. Registration Required)

Chinweizu (Selected Readings: The Reconditioned Virgin and Other Satires). Sunday, 18th October 2020. Time: 4.10 PM to 5:10 PM.
Note: (P; limited seating. Registration Required)

Franka Maria Andoh, Lamer the Poet, Kai Lutterodt (Selected Readings from Akadi Magazine). Sunday, 18th October 2020. Time: 4.10 PM to 5:10 PM.
Note: (P+V; limited seating. Registration Required)

Magaret Busby, Phillippa Yaa de Villiers, Ayesha Haruna Attah, Anni Domingo, Nana Ekua Brew Hammond. (Selected readings and discussion: New Daughters of Africa). Sunday, 18th October 2020. Time: 4.10 PM to 5:10 PM.
Note: (V)

Michelle Oppong-Ampofo, Henneh Kwaku Kyereh, Nii Ayikwei Parkes. (New African Poetry: Pages and Platforms). Sunday, 18th October 2020. Time: 5.15 PM to 6:15 PM.
Note: (P+V; limited seating. Registration Required)

Elizabeth-Irene Baitie (Reading). Sunday, 18th October 2020. Time: 5.15 PM to 6:15 PM.
Note: (P+V; limited seating. Registration Required)

Comics workshop with Squid magazine on writing and publishing comics in Africa. This workshop will take the form of a question and answer session.

Facilitator: Ziki Nelson

Workshop on Poetry: "Poetic Voice in Imagined Futures"

Facilitators: Katleho Kano Shoro and Tariro Ndoro

Awards ceremony for the Abena Korantemaa Oral History Prize

Makeda PR, Sankofa Girl, and Writers Project of Ghana will announce the winners of the 2020 Abena Korantemaa Oral History Prize.

Sunday, 18th October 2020


1.00 PM to 2.00 PM

Limited Seating, Registration Required

Sands

International law professor Philippe Sands will be in a discussion on his latest book, The Ratline: Love, Lies and Justice on the Trail of a Nazi Fugitive. Organised by the University of Ghana (U.G.) School of Law, the U.G. Law Students Union and the Writers Project of Ghana.

Date: 29th October 2020

Time: 4.00 PM - 6.00 PM

Virtual Event: Join by Zoom via https://www.zoom.us/join Meeting ID: 87628829476

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