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, Ladan Osman, Liyou Libsekal, Matthew Shenoda, Vuyelwa Maluleke, Michael Onsando; 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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14:00 Masterclass: Blockbuster – The Perfect Antidote to Writer’s Block

Masterclass: Blockbuster: The Perfect Antidote to Writer’s Block

With: Kwame Dawes & Phylis Muthoni

Time: Friday 19th September 2pm – 5pm

Venue: Nairobi National Museum

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05:00 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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04:00 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: Writing Poetry for Performance

Masterclass: Poetry for Performance

With: Vuyelwa Maluleke (South Africa)

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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06:00 Masterclass: Critiquing & Editing Kiswahili Manuscripts I

Masterclass: Critiquing & Editing Kiswahili Manuscripts

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

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

Venue: Nairobi National Museum

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09:00 Masterclass: Fiction

Masterclass: Fiction

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

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

Venue: Nairobi National Museum

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08:00 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

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07:00 Masterclass – Writing for Teens

Masterclass: Writing for Teens

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

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

Venue: Nairobi National Museum

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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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Shaleen Keshavjee Gulam

Shaleen Keshavjee-Gulam

Author

Shaleen Keshavjee-Gulam is a Kenyan writer.
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andrea coddington 2 (Large)

Andrea Coddington

Author

Andrea Coddington is the author of 6 novels.
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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

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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rasna warah

Rasna Warah
Rasna Warah is a journalist and author of 5 books.
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tony mochama

Tony Mochama

Poet/Writer/Journalist

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

Professor Karega-Munene

Author/Anthropologist

Professor Karega-Munene is an anthropologist affiliated to the United States International ...
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Wakhusama Ernest Wamboye

Ernest Wamboye

Writer

Ernest Wamboye is an African writer, thespian and origami artist.
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stephen partington

Stephen D Partington

Poet

Stephen Derwent Partington (SDP) is a Kenyan poet
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Njeri Wangari

Njeri Wangari
Njeri Wangari is a multi talented Kenyan poet, performer, blogger and literary activist.
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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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