Thursday, 14 February 2013

Public Invitation To Participate In The Uganda International Writers Conference 2013!

Public invitation to participate in the Uganda
International Writers Conference 2013

Mark your calendars: African Writers Trust is
organising an International writers’ conference in
Kampala, Uganda, from 7th to 9th March 2013.
The theme of the conference is Dialogue Across
the Diaspora, Across the Continent. The
conference will offer two activities:

1. Training sessions for writers on Digital Writing
and how to use social media to promote their

2. Panel discussions: rich and stimulating
provocations on various literary subjects.
Participants will include writers, academics,
literary and cultural practitioners, critics,
journalists, translators and supporters of the arts.
The keynote speech will be delivered by Jack
Mapanje, award-winning Malawian poet, editor
and human rights activist. Jack Mapanje is a
visiting professor at York St John University, North
Yorkshire, UK, currently on sabbatical leave (but
working with) the Department of English,
University of Botswana. His most recent
publication is a memoir, And Crocodiles are
Hungry at Night.

Nii Ayikwei Parkes, Ghanaian performance poet,
novelist, editor and broadcaster currently living in
London will lead the training sessions on Digital
Writing and social media. We will also have
participating international writers from Malawi,
Liberia and DR Congo.
Other topics for discussion will include: “What
comprises African Literature,” “Afropolitanism:
What Defines the New Generation of African
Diasporan Writers” and “Supporting the Arts: the
case for Corporate Financing and Integration”.

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