Africa Writes 2021: Programme

In Praise of Still Boys

IN PERSON ONLY Monday 4 October, 19:00 – 20:30 BST Venue: 180 The Strand Tickets: £2 / £5 / £10 (Pay What You Can) A meditative evening exploring boyhood, the Atlantic ocean and magic.  We are pleased to be presenting an…

A Love Letter to the Stars: Creative Writing for 6 – 8 years

DIGITAL ONLY Tuesday 5 October and Tuesday 12 October, 16:30-17:30 (BST) Venue: Crowdcast Tickets: FREE/£2/£5/£10 (Pay What You Can) With Ruth Awolola. A two part creative writing workshop for 6 – 8 year olds to explore their poetic voice! Join…

Not About the Parakeets: Creative Writing for 9 – 11 years

DIGITAL ONLY Wednesday 6 October and Wednesday 13 October, 16:30-17:30 (BST) Venue: Crowdcast Tickets: FREE/£2/£5/£10 (Pay What You Can) With Victoria Adukwei-Bulley. A two part creative writing workshop for 9 – 11 year olds to explore their poetic voice! Join…

MANORISM: Creative Writing for 16 – 18 years

DIGITAL ONLY Thursday 7 October and Thursday 14 October, 16:30-17:30 (BST) Venue: Crowdcast Tickets: FREE/£2/£5/£10 (Pay What You Can) With Yomi Sode. A two part creative writing workshop for 16 – 18 year olds to explore their poetic voice! Join…

Recurring Dream: Creative Writing for 12 – 15 years

DIGITAL ONLY Saturday 9 October and Saturday 16 October, 11:00-12:00 (BST) Venue: Crowdcast Tickets: FREE/£2/£5/£10 (Pay What You Can) With Amina Jama. A two part creative writing workshop for 12 – 15 year olds to explore their poetic voice! Join…

Africa Writes x Arvon at Home present Writing for Middle Grade Children

DIGITAL ONLY Monday 11 October, 11:00-13:00 (BST) Venue: Zoom Tickets: £35/£17.50 With Jasmine Richards. Discover key tips and industry insight in writing for middle grade children. Drawing on over fifteen years in the children’s publishing industry, and an author of…

Unlocking The Imagination

DIGITAL ONLY Friday 15 October 2021 Time: 14:00 – 17:00 (BST) / 13:00 – 16:00 (GMT) Venue: Zoom Tickets: FREE (Successful applicants only) Harness the power of your imagination in this workshop dedicated to sci-fi, magic realism and fantasy writers….

Happy Here

DIGITAL ONLY Friday 15 October, 18:00-19:00 (BST) Venue: Crowdcast Tickets: FREE/£2/£5/£10 (Pay What You Can) With Patrice Lawrence, Dorcas Magbadelo and Leah Boleto. Listen to stories of family, friendship, laughter, magic and peril from Happy Here. Come and listen to…

Writing as Radical Activism

DIGITAL ONLY Tuesday 19 October 2021 Time: 12:30 – 14:00 (BST) Venue: Crowdcast Tickets: FREE / £2 / £5 / £10 (Pay What You Can) Channel your activism into essay writing. Essay writing can be a deeply personal and moving…

Comfort Food with Wana Wana

DIGITAL ONLY Wednesday 20 October 2021 Time: 16:00 – 17:30 (BST) Venue: Crowdcast Tickets: FREE / £2 / £5 / £10 (Pay What You Can) With Wana Udobang. A poetry workshop that uses food and recipes as a pathway to…