If you are a writer or want to write but are unsure of where to start then you should attend the the Writivism festival in Uganda. Writivism is an annual Literary Festival held every June in Kampala and features leading contemporary writers. This year it will run from June 16th to June 22nd 2015.
This year the festival is in its 3rd edition. The festival guest list boasts of authors, academics, bloggers, journalists, critics, reviewers, publishers and other stakeholders in the African literary infrastructure and is drawn from various parts of the continent and beyond.
This includes Tsitsi Dangarembga, John Nagenda, Sara Bruya, Rachel Zadok, Michela Wrong, Shedrack Chikoti, Chika Unigwe, Edwige Dro, Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah, Ukamaka Olisakwe, Paula Akugizibwe, Dami Ajayi, Aaron Bady, Doreen Baingana, Donald Molosi, Onyeka Nwelue, Aida Mbowa, Moses Kilolo, Jennifer Makumbi and many more.
The special early bird offer is Ksh. 6000 which covers transport to and from Kampala plus a five-day festival pass. This offer is only Valid till May 31st. you can register now at [email protected].
The festival will also feature book signings, panel discussions, master classes, exhibitions, music and poetry performances, school tours, book launches and readings, stage drama and the Writivism Short Story Prize Awards evening among other activities at the two festival venues, Makerere University and the National Theatre.
You can find a list of discounted hotels and guest houses at www.writivism.com.