Event Announcement: March Storytelling Session in Lilongwe!
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 new life into stories by local writers, and we have so far succeeded beyond our expectations, thanks to everyone involved!
Here is an overview of February's Storytelling Session:
|With Simon Banda II cover illustrator|
for my Amazon.com story Montague's Last
|With writer Xara Hlupekile|
|Writer Sympathy Mandoloma with "Alphabet"|
|Returning Writer OJ Hara with his Story "The Fall of OJ Hara"|
|Xara Hlupekile with "Sorry I Forgot to Text You Back"|
|Muyanga Shela standing in for Dumisani Suzgo Moyo with "A Branch in the Tree"|
|Emma Holmquist with "Inevitable?"|