Writing Boot Camp at Ba re e ne re Literature Festival

We're honoured to be invited to this year's Ba re e ne re Literature Festival in Lesotho from the 9th to 11th of December. The festival programme is out and Efemia Chela, Catherine Shepherd and Karina Szczurek will be running a workshop on the final day.

If you were unable to get to any of the Flow Workshops earlier this year, the Writing Boot Camp would be perfect for you as the format is similar. So be sure to follow the submission guidelines above and enter your writing for consideration. There are 20 spots available!

Here's how some of the attendees of the Flow Workshops across Africa found the experience:

"It’s helped me debunk my own myths about time and the idea of the kind of space I need (at least in my head), in order to write" - Mercy Wambui, Addis Ababa participant

 

 Nairobi Flow Workshop

Nairobi Flow Workshop

"I’m very thankful for the workshop. It has already changed my writing habits and increased my level of discipline. It gave me a routine, which is what I was missing. “ - Agazit Abate, Addis Ababa participant

 

 Yaoundé Flow Workshop

Yaoundé Flow Workshop

 

"Well, after the workshop, I felt the story I had previously written for Migrations was not good enough, so I wrote another one, 4,500 words in two days; and at the end I began having interesting ideas. That story is now part of my a novel, which I finished on 30th, last month - a first draft. (But I ended up submitting another story to Migrations). Were it not for the workshop, I might not have thought of writing the manuscript. I really appreciate it. “ - Peter Ngila, Nairobi participant

 

See you there!

Many thanks to the Miles Morland Foundation. Without them the Boot Camp at Ba re e ne re Literature Festival and many other SSDA initiatives would not be possible.