[Blackstudies-l] The Africa Writes Conference

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Tue Sep 28 09:47:19 EDT 2021


Africa Writes Young Voices programme announced. The full Africa Writes 2021
programme to be announced soon!
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*Africa Writes 2021*
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is quickly approaching!

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that are taking place. Starting next week, we have a range of creative
writing workshops designed from 6 - 18 years, with poets *Ruth
Awolola*, *Victoria
Adukwei-Bulley*, *Amina Jama* and *Yomi Sode*. As well as this, there
are talks with *Knights Of_ *authors featuring *Patrice Lawrence,* *Dorcas
Magbadelo *and* Leah Boleto* suitable from ages 11+.

We have also included information regarding our headliners which you may
also enjoy. A note that there are* two tickets remaining for 'In Praise of
Still Boys' with Julianknxx, grab the last one
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if you can!* Please feel free to share these events around with anyone else
who you feel may also be interested, full programme announcement coming
soon.
- The Africa Writes Team

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*Africa Writes Young Voices 2021: Workshop*
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*A Love Letter to the Stars: Creative writing for 6-8 years*
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*DIGITAL ONLY Tuesdays 5 & 12 October 2021 Time: 16:30 - 17:30 (BST)*
Venue: Crowdcast
Tickets: FREE / £2 / £5 / £10 (Pay What You Can)

A two part creative writing workshop for 6 - 8 year olds with *Ruth
Awolola.*

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*Not About the Parakeets: Creative writing for 9-11 years*
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*DIGITAL ONLY*
*Wednesdays 6 & 13 October 2021*
*Time: 16:30 - 17:30 (BST)*
Venue: Crowdcast
Tickets: FREE / £2 / £5 / £10 (Pay What You Can)

A two part creative writing workshop for 9 -11 year olds with *Victoria
Adukwei-Bulley.*

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*Manorism: Creative writing for 16-18 years*
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*DIGITAL ONLY*

*Thursdays 7 & 14 October 2021 Time: 16:30 - 17:30 (BST)*
Venue: Crowdcast
Tickets: FREE / £2 / £5 / £10 (Pay What You Can)

A two part creative writing workshop for 16 - 18 year olds with *Yomi Sode.*

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*Recurring Dream: **Creative writing for 12-15 years*
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*DIGITAL ONLY*

*Saturdays 9 & 16 October 2021 Time: 11:00 - 12:00 (BST)*
Venue: Crowdcast
Tickets: FREE / £2 / £5 / £10 (Pay What You Can)

A two part creative writing workshop for 12 - 15 year olds with *Amina
Jama.*

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*Africa Writes Young Voices 2021: Talks*
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*Happy Here*
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*DIGITAL ONLY*

*Friday 15 October October 2021 Time: 18:00 - 19:00 (BST)*
Venue: Crowdcast
Tickets: FREE / £2 / £5 / £10 (Pay What You Can)

With *Patrice Lawrence, Dorcas Magbadelo *and *Leah Boleto.*

Come and listen to stories that make you laugh, cry and be curious. Joining
the panel are *Happy Here* contributors Patrice Lawrence (author) and
Dorcas Magbadelo (illustrator) with former CBBC and Newsround presenter
Leah Boleto. You will have a chance to ask questions about writing, drawing
and the stories you enjoyed hearing about! *Suitable for 11 years +*.

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*Up next: In **Praise of Still Boys*
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*In Praise of Still Boys*
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*IN PERSON ONLY*
*Monday 4 October, 19:00 - 20:30 (BST)*
Venue: 180 The Strand, Temple, London, WC2R 1EA
Tickets:  £2 / £5 / £10 (Pay What You Can)
*ONLY TWO TICKETS LEFT!*

A meditative evening exploring boyhood, the Atlantic ocean and magic. Come
and enjoy a three-screen film and intimate conversation with *Julianknxx*
and others.

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*Africa Writes 2021: Headliners*
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*Inherited: All Our Names*
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*IN PERSON & LIVE STREAM*
*Africa Writes 2021 Headline Event*
*Saturday 23 October, 17:30 - 19:00 (BST)*
Venue: Knowledge Centre Theatre and British Library Player
Tickets: £10 / £8 / £5*

A rhythmic evening of poetry, dance and sound exploring names we
inherit featuring* Sethembile Msezane, Raymond Antrobus* and *Catrina
Nisbett.*

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*Dismantling the Patriarchy: Mona Eltahawy in conversation *
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*IN PERSON & LIVE STREAM*
*Sunday 24 October, 17:00 - 18:30 (BST)*
Venue: Knowledge Centre Theatre and British Library Player
Tickets: £10 / £8 / £5*

A bold, uncompromising feminist manifesto on how to defy, disrupt and
destroy the patriarchy with *Mona Eltahawy* and *Leyla Hussein*.

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*Africa Writes 2021: Workshops*
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*Africa Writes x Arvon at Home present Writing for Middle Grade Children
Masterclass*
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*DIGITAL ONLY*
*Monday 11 October 2021*
*Time: 11:00 - 13:00 (BST)*
Venue: Zoom
Tickets: £35 / £17.50 (concession rate)

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 a dozen children’s books ranging from picture books to YA, *Jasmine
Richards* invites writers curious and experienced into the world
of writing for middle grade children (ages 8 - 12 years).

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*Unlocking The Imagination*
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*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.

Learn the craft of pushing your writing beyond perceived limits to unlock
your imagination and to explore how far your writing can take you.
This workshop is presented by Africa Writes and Pa Gya! A Literary Festival
in Accra.
*Deadline: Monday 4 October.*

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*DIGITAL ONLY Tuesday 19 October 2021 Time: 12:30 - 14:00 (BST)*
Venue: Crowdcast
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Channel your activism into essay writing.

This workshop interrogates the essence of essay writing (whether personal,
social, political or cultural) as a practice of activism. Putting your
voice and words on a page can be a radical act of courage, and
this workshop will aim to help you identify what skills you need to
strengthen your craft.

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*DIGITAL ONLY Wednesday 20 October 2021 Time: 16:00 - 17:30 (BST)*
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A poetry workshop that uses food and recipes as a pathway to create new
poems.

As Africans food has often been not only a source of nourishment but also
love, joy and pleasure. We gather as communities to eat, we use food to
heal, as aphrodisiacs, to celebrate. Comfort Food with Wana Wana is to
memorialise, reimagine and reclaim comfort, joy and pleasure.

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Entry to an exciting weekend of talks and performances celebrating African
literature. Africa Writes festival, the UK’s largest celebration of
contemporary African and diaspora literature brought to you by the Royal
African Society, returns for its ninth edition. Purchase an all day pass
and access the full programme for our in person and headline events held on
Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th October at The British Library. The full
festival programme at the British Library will be announced soon.

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