2014 Highlights
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17th - 21st September 2014

Storymoja Festival has fast gained a reputation for being a vibrant gathering of the greatest minds in Kenya and beyond, celebrating ideas and culture.

This year we present to you Nobel Laureate Professor Wole Soyinka; filmmaker Kenny Mann; reknowned poets Kwame Dawes, Sitawa Namwalie, Kennet B, Ladan Osman, Liyou Libsekal, Matthew Shenoda, Teardrops, Vuyelwa Maluleke, Abigail Arunga, Njeri Wangari; Fiction writers - Prajwal Parajuly, Oduor Jagero, Vered Ehsani, Kinyanjui Kombani, Tony Mochama, Ciku Kimeria, Alexander Nderitu, Ndiritu Wahome, Doreen Baingana; artists - Mshai Mwangola, Dizraeli, Sauti Sol (band), Fedelis Kyalo amongst many others!

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07:00 Masterclass: Deciding on Your Digital Strategy

Masterclass: Deciding on Your Digital Strategy

With: Worldreader

Time: Thursday 18th September 3pm – 6pm

Venue: Nairobi National Museum

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03:00 Masterclass: Healing Through Writing

Masterclass: Healing Through Writing

With: Beatrice Lamwaka

Time: Wed 17th September 2:30pm – 5:30pm

Venue: Nairobi National Museum

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02:00 Masterclass: Grounding Your Work in Reality (Poetry)

Masterclass: Grounding Your Work in Reality

With: Liyou Libsekal (Ethiopia) & Duduzile Mabaso (South Africa ) & Sitawa Namwalie (Kenya)

Time: Wed 17th September 2:30pm – 5:30pm

Venue: Nairobi National Museum

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03:00 Masterclass: Spoken Word & Storytelling

Masterclass: Who are we Telling our Stories To? (Spoken Word & Storytelling)

With: Vuyelwa Maluleke (South Africa), Kennet B (Kenya) and Njeri Wangari (Kenya)

Time: Wed 17th September 2:30pm – 5:30pm

Venue: Nairobi National Museum

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02:00 Masterclass: Free Your Pen – Taking control of your writing career

Masterclass: Free Your Pen – Taking control of your writing career

With: Alexander Nderitu (Kenya) & Vered Ehsani (Kenya)

Time: Wed 17th September 2pm – 5pm

Venue: Nairobi National Museum

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01:00 Masterclass : Documentary Film Production

Masterclass: Documentary Film Production (involves 2 Sessions)

With: Kenny Mann (USA)

Time: Wed 17th September 2:30pm – 5:30pm & Thurs 18th September 2:30pm – 5:30pm

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00:00 Masterclass: Fiction for Beginners

Masterclass: Fiction for Beginners

With: Doreen Baingana

Time: Wed 17th September 2:30pm – 5:30pm

Venue: Nairobi National Museum

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05:00 How to Mentor Young People

Masterclass: How to Mentor Young People

With: Luci Simiyu, Wamuyu Mahinda, Wallace Garland &  Halima Gichuki 

Time: Friday 19th September 2pm – 5pm

Venue: Nairobi National Museum

 

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02:00 Masterclass: How to Make Awesome Comics

Masterclass: How to Make Awesome Comics

With: Chief Nyamweya & Reeves Kibet

Time: Wed 17th September 2:30pm – 5:30pm

Venue: Nairobi National Museum

 

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07:00 Masterclass: Hip Hop & Spoken Word (Dizraeli & L’Ness)

Masterclass: Hip Hop & Spoken Word

With: Dizraeli (UK) & L’Ness (Kenya)

Time: Thur 18th September 3pm – 6pm

Venue: British Council, Nairobi

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Speaker Lineup
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Wole Soyinka

Poet/Writer/Nobel Laureate

Wole Soyinka is a Nobel Prize Laureate & playwright.
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Luca Berardi

Musician / Actor

Luca Berardi is an 11-year-old recording artist.
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Ngure Matu Ndiritu

Author/Pianist/Leader

Ngure Matu Ndiritu, is a 9 year old Kenyan Author, Pianist and Leader.
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Joseph Baraka Bokea

Author

Joseph Bokea is a 13 year old author.
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Bob Collymore

Bob Collymore

Panelist

Robert (Bob) Collymore is the CEO of Safaricom Limited.
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Storymoja Festival / Hisia Zangu Poetry Finalists

Poetry Contest Finalists

The Storymoja Festival in partnership with Hisia Zangu Poetry ran a poetry contest.
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Kate Stanworth

Photographer

Kate Stanworth is a London based documentary and portrait photographer.
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Theatre Company

Theatre

The Theatre Company is a performance-based organisation, active in performance development ...
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Vaishnavi Ram Mohan

Author / Editor

Vaiasnavi Ram Mohan is author of The Incredible Adventures of Pisho Pencil and 2 romance ...
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Connie Aluoch

Connie Aluoch

Fashion Stylist

Connie Aluoch is a Kenyan born hip, stylish, energetic chic who's passion is fashion and ...
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Millie Dok

Millie Dok

Writer/Translator/Storyteller/Bookseller

Millie Dok is a Writer, Translator, Storyteller, Bookseller.
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Fire in the Night Authors

2014 Writivism Authors

The 2014 Writivism Anthology contains the best of the entries submitted to the continent-wide.
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Murathe Ngigi

Poet/Spoken Word Artist

Murathe Ngigi is a poet and spoken word artist.
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Janet Onyango

Janet Onyango

Book Critic

Janet Onyango is a book critic.
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Brian Siambi

Brian Siambi

Layout Designer

Brian Siambi is a magazine and layout designer.
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KIU (Band)

Band

KIU is a Kenyan Girl-Band.
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Teardrops

Teardrops

Poet

Teardrops is a spoken word artiste, an actor, a writer, an m.c, an event organizer and a ...
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