Literary Events to Look Out for in Kampala, this July – August.

I’m pretty excited about the next month, August in a literary way. Here are some of the events I am looking forward to.

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Turn The Page Africa Book Club

Turn The Page Africa Book Club Meetings happen every fortnight on Friday at Hive Colab. Tomorrow’s text is Binyavanga Wainana’s  “One Day I Will Write About This Place”. Discussion starts at 5:30pm and ends at 7:30pm. Please come with a friend. Find the year’s schedule for the texts we shall be reading here.

 

 

 

doreen-bainganaMaisha Moto: In conversation with Doreen Baingana

Just tomorrow from 3-6pm, in partnership with Uganda Women Writers’ Association (FEMRITE), Maisha Garden presents Maisha Moto: In conversation with Doreen Baingana. Join us once again in the beautiful Maisha Garden as we talk to Commonwealth Writers’ Prize-winning author Doreen Baingana, about telling our own stories, the Ugandan imagination and her next book.

Femrite20FEMRITE @ 20

Before July though, next week , from 28th to 30th July 2016, FEMRITE will host an international Conference on the theme; FEMRITE@20; Rethinking African Literature. This will be held at the school of Women and Gender Studies, Makerere University, Kampala – Uganda. The conference will be an opportunity for writers, scholars, literary critics and other interested parties to engage with African literature discourse on varied sub-themes, through panel presentations, workshops, book launches, Keynote addresses and poetry recitals. For more info email  info.femrite@gmail.com or call +256 414 543943.

 

 

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The Poetry Shrine : We Want War

Which I wrote about here continues with its featured poets hosting Rushongoza, a firebrand poet in a one man poetry recital on the 2nd of August 2016 at the National Theatre titled We Want War! Tickets are UGX 10,000 and UGX 25,000.

 

 

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#UgBlogWeek

This will take place from 11 to 17th August. The monthly UBHH will be held on the 18th as a culmination of the blogging week. For updates on the Uganda Blogging Community, please visit ugbloc.com.

 

 

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The 4th Annual Writivism Festival

From 22nd to 28th August. Look out for : Readers Choice Awards, This is Africa keynote addresses and Long Story Short performances. Other activities include workshops for aspiring literature sector entrepreneurs, teenagers & children, school visits, book launches and readings, prize awards ceremonies, panel discussions, a photo exhibition, etc.

 

 

 

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The #Babishai2016 Poetry Festival

Africa’s only Poetry festival is back this year and will run from 24-26th August. It will take place at Maria’s place in Ntinda. Fee is UGX 5,000 per day. There’s a lot to look forward to this year! Do check out the Festival Program here.

 

 

 

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