Imagine the World
17th - 21st September 2014, Nairobi National Museum

For the sixth year in a row, we will be transforming Nairobi into the heart beat of literature, art and thought-provoking conversations. Thank you for being part of it.

Storymoja Festival has fast gained a reputation for being a vibrant gathering of the greatest minds in Kenya and beyond, celebrating ideas and culture. Writers, poets, storytellers, performers and thinkers from all over the world converge in Nairobi in September every year since 2008. Since then Kenyan audiences have been treated to a series of master classes, provocative debates, premier film screenings, lectures, performances and more.

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00:00 PM 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

Buy a Festival Day Ticket or Festival Season Pass (covers all days) and get access to our Masterclass Series FREE! Condition: Pre-registration is a MUST [Early Bird Deal valid only until 30th August!]

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00:00 Masterclass: Guerrilla Marketing for Writers – How to promote your work

Masterclass: Guerrilla Marketing for Writers – How to promote your work

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

Time: Fri 19th September 2:30pm – 5:30pm

Venue: Nairobi National Museum

Buy a Festival Day Ticket or Festival Season Pass (covers all days) and get access to our Masterclass Series FREE! Condition: Pre-registration is a MUST [Early Bird Deal valid only until 30th August!]

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00:00 Masterclass: Poetry Writing

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

Buy a Festival Day Ticket or Festival Season Pass (covers all days) and get access to our Masterclass Series FREE! Condition: Pre-registration is a MUST [Early Bird Deal valid only until 30th August!]

00:00 Masterclass: Kiswahili Manuscript Doctors

Masterclass: Kiswahili Manuscript Doctors

With: Fred Obondo (Kenya) & Job Mokaya (Kenya)

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

Venue: Nairobi National Museum

Buy a Festival Day Ticket or Festival Season Pass (covers all days) and get access to our Masterclass Series FREE! Condition: Pre-registration is a MUST [Early Bird Deal valid only until 30th August!]

00:00 Masterclass: Healing Through Writing

Masterclass: Healing Through Writing

With: Beatrice Lamwaka

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

Venue: Nairobi National Museum

Buy a Festival Day Ticket or Festival Season Pass (covers all days) and get access to our Masterclass Series FREE! Condition: Pre-registration is a MUST [Early Bird Deal valid only until 30th August!]

00:00 Masterclass: Performance Poetry

Masterclass: Poetry for Performance

With: Vuyelwa Maluleke (South Africa)

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

Venue: Nairobi National Museum

Buy a Festival Day Ticket or Festival Season Pass (covers all days) and get access to our Masterclass Series FREE! Condition: Pre-registration is a MUST [Early Bird Deal valid only until 30th August!]

00:00 Masterclass: Poetry Doctors

Masterclass: Critiquing & Editing Poetry

With: Matthew Shenoda (Egypt/USA)  &  Ladan Osman (Somalia/USA)

Time: Thur 18th September 2:30pm – 5:30pm

Venue: Nairobi National Museum

Buy a Festival Day Ticket or Festival Season Pass (covers all days) and get access to our Masterclass Series FREE! Condition: Pre-registration is a MUST [Early Bird Deal valid only until 30th August!]

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00:00 Masterclass: Kiswahili Manuscript Doctors

Masterclass: Critiquing & Editing Kiswahili Manuscripts

With: Fred Obondo (Kenya) & Job Mokaya (Kenya)

Time: Thur 18th September 2:30pm – 5:30pm

Venue: Nairobi National Museum

Buy a Festival Day Ticket or Festival Season Pass (covers all days) and get access to our Masterclass Series FREE! Condition: Pre-registration is a MUST [Early Bird Deal valid only until 30th August!]

00:00 Masterclass: Fiction

Masterclass: Fiction

With: Prajwal Parajuly (India/USA) & Beatrice Lamwaka (Uganda)

Time: Thur 18th September 2:30pm – 5:30pm

Venue: Nairobi National Museum

Buy a Festival Day Ticket or Festival Season Pass (covers all days) and get access to our Masterclass Series FREE! Condition: Pre-registration is a MUST [Early Bird Deal valid only until 30th August!]

00:00 Masterclass – Teen Fiction

Masterclass: Writing for Teens

With: Monity Odero (Kenya) & Doreen Baingana (Uganda)

Time: Thur 18th September 2:30pm – 5:30pm

Venue: Nairobi National Museum

Buy a Festival Day Ticket or Festival Season Pass (covers all days) and get access to our Masterclass Series FREE! Condition: Pre-registration is a MUST [Early Bird Deal valid only until 30th August!]

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"Soyinka, Wole (1934)" by Chidi Anthony Opara - originally posted to Flickr as Professors Wole Soyinka And Kofi Awoonor Congratulating Me After Reading My Poems At The Festival. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Wole Soyinka

Poet/Writer/Nobel Laureate

Wole Soyinka, is a Nigerian playwright and political activist who received the Nobel Prize ...
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Ladan Osman

Poet/Writer

Ladan Osman is a Somali-American poet and teacher and winner of the 2014 Sillerman First ...
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Liyou Libsekal

Poet

Liyou Mesfin Libsekal is an Ethiopian poet born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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Alexander Nderitu

Writer/Poet/Digital Publisher

Alexander Nderitu is a Kenyan Writer and IT expert.
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Tony Mochama

Poet/Writer/Journalist

Tony Mochama is a poet, popular journalist and novelist
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Professor Karega-Munene

Author/Anthropologist

Professor Karega-Munene is an anthropologist affiliated to the United States International ...
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Vered Ehsani

Writer/Radio Presenter

Vered Ehsani has been a writer since she could hold pen to paper, which is a lot longer ...
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Oduor Jagero

Oduor Jagero

Author/Poet

Oduor Jagero is a journalist, documentary script writer, and a poet.
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Vuyelwa Maluleke

Vuyelwa Maluleke

Writer/Poet

Vuyelwa Maluleke is a South African poet, actor, and writer.
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Photo: Chris Abani

Matthew Shenoda

Writer/Educator

Matthew Shenoda is a writer and educator whose poems and writings have appeared in a ...
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Beatrice Lamwaka

Writer/Poet

Beatrice Lamwaka is a Ugandan Writer and Poet.
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Doreen Baingana

Writer

Doreen Baingana is a Ugandan writer and the author of Tropical Fish.
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Ciku Kimeria

Writer

Ciku Kimeria is a Kenyan author who also works as consultant focusing on international ...
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Mutuku Nguli

Mutuku Nguli

Author

Mutuku is an adviser to the Institute of Peace and Security Studies in Tanzania.
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Michael Onsando

Poet/Writer

Michael Onsando is a reader, who happens to write.
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Jeff Koinange

Author

Jeff Koinange is currently the host of the popular and controversial Talk Show, Jeff ...
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