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Call for Writers: April 20th Storytelling Session

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April Storytelling Session is accepting admissions now! Every session has been unique, bringing new writers in Malawi into the spotlight. I believe we have achieved our first goal - dispel the myth that there are "no more writers in Malawi"
This time we have included writing prompts as a suggestion to spark a new story, but they are just optional. You can interpret them in any way you like!
Come and be one of the next group to bring the eager audience into their worlds. Follow the guidelines above and send your story storytellingmw@gmail.com 


Event Announcement: March Storytelling Session in Lilongwe!

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So far the Storytelling Sessions have taken place in the industrial city of Blantyre, but we are ready for the Capital City! We've made it! 

Jokes aside, we have quite an interesting crop of writers from Lilongwe lined up. We have our youngest writer yet, and a couple of returnees from the January Session - one of whom is based in Lilongwe and took a minibus to Blantyre and back just to attend. He of all people is glad we brought it to his home town this time! 

Here is the Line-up:



For those who don't yet know what the sessions are about, it's simple. Writers send us a short sample of their fiction, and they read it to an audience who, as it turns out, is starving for local stories. Then there is a Q&A Session where the audience gets to ask the writers anything about their stories. It is a fun intellectual activity for all involved!

In between we have little fun extras like the book raffle where winners could walk away with a lovely giveaway. The sessions aim to breathe ne…