Writers Project of Ghana

Poetry Time at Goethe Abansuro with Amy Shimshon-Santo and Nana Asaase


Poetry Time at Goethe-Abansuro for July will feature poets Amy Shimshon-Santo and Nana Asaase. Brought to you by the Goethe-Institut and Writers Project of Ghana, this live reading event will be held at the Goethe-Institut on Wednesday, 14th July 2021 at 7 PM.

Dr. Amy Shimshon-Santo is a poet and teacher at Claremont Graduate University. She is the author of Even the Milky Way is Undocumented (Unsolicited Press, 2020), the chapbook Endless Bowls of Sky (Placeholder Press) and the poetry phonics books for children, Alphabet Quest. Her works have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize in poetry (2020), Rainbow Reads Award in poetry (2020), Best of the Net in poetry (2018) and a Pushcart Prize in creative nonfiction (2017). Her writing has appeared in Prairie Schooner, ArtPlace America, GeoHumanities, Zócalo Public Square, Tilt West, Boom CA, GeoHumanities, SAGE, UC Press, SUNY Press, Public, among others. As a teacher, Her teaching career has spanned research universities, community centers, K-12 schools, arts organizations, and spaces of incarceration. She believes that culture is a powerful tool for personal and social transformation. Connect with her at www.amyshimshon.com.

Nana Asaase (Philip Boakye Due Oyinka) is a Ghanaian award-winning poet, spoken word artist and writer. He is also a trainer in creative writing, and a master of ceremonies. As a writer his works have appeared in The Sea has Drowned the Fish (2018). During performance, his works are mostly rendered in both English and Twi employing languages when necessary. He draws inspiration for his works from his appreciation of Ghanaian folklore and Akan Oratory embodied in appellations. Nana Asaase is a member of Ghana’s National Folklore Board. In 2021, he won the award for best performing poet for the year at the Entertainment Achievement Awards by Citi TV. He plays the keyboard, drums and is a good percussionist.

Do join us for this reading and discussion via any of the means provided below. You are also welcome to attend in person.

Date: Wednesday, 14th July, 2021

Time: 7:00 PM - 8.00 PM

Online: IG (@writersPG) / FB (Writers Project of Ghana) / Youtube (@WPGTV)

Zoom: Meeting ID: 839 2744 4989 Passcode: 339444

Venue: Goethe-Institut, 30 Kakramadu Close, East Cantonments, Accra.


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