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: 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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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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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: Goethe Institut, 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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Richard Ali

Author

Richard was a 2014 BNPA Judge.
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Maria Simiyu

Speaker

Maria Simiyu is a HR Practitioner and avid reader.
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Esther Karin Mngodo

Poet

Esther Karin Mngodo is a Tanzanian poet based in Dar Es Salaam.
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Linda Musita

Writer/ Editor

Linda Musita is a writer, editor and lawyer.
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Job Nyangena Mokaya

Editor/Author

Job Mokaya works with Storymoja Africa as an Editor.
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Salim Keshavjee

Filmmaker

Salim Keshavjee is co-producer and director of the Mockumentary The Samaitans.
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Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor

Author

Yvonne A. Owuor is the author of Dust.
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Dado Naqy

Literary Publicist

Jozef Dado Nagy (1970) is a literary publicist.
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Keith Pearson

Actor / Director

Keith Pearson is the Managing Director of The Theatre Company.    Over the past ...
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Michela Wrong

Author

Michela Wrong is the author of It's Our Turn To Eat.
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Wangari Grace

Author / Storyteller

Wangari Grace is a Storyteller, Actress and Children's Author.
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Anne Eboso

Reading Revolutionary

Anne Eboso heads Storymoja's Start A Library project.
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Duncan Onyango

Business Speaker

Duncan Onyango is Director of East Africa at Acumen.
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Riva Jalipa

Writer / Activist

Riva Jalipa coordinates the Amka - Space for Women's Creativity.
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Brenda Wambui

Writer/ Publisher

Brenda Wambui is a Kenyan writer and entrepreneur.
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