Ghanaian writer, Dr. Mawuli Adjei, is writer of the month at the Ghana Voices Series, on Wednesday, 26 June 2013 at the Goethe Institut, Accra. The reading begins at 7PM and ends at 8PM. The Ghana Voices Series is a Writers Project of Ghana monthly book reading series that features mainly Ghanaian published writers, and occasionally writers of other nationalities.
Dr. Adjei, who is a poet, novelist and lecturer of Literature at the Department of English of the University of Ghana, and an award-winning writer and critique, will be reading from his latest novel “Taboo”. (Copies at the University of Ghana bookshop and we hear copies will be available at the reading for purchase).
From a statement of the Writers Project of Ghana website: “Mawuli has three books to his credit— the novels The Jewel of Kabibi (Infinity Publications, in press), Taboo (Kwadwoan Publishers, 2012) and the poetry collection Testament of the Seasons (ERASKA Print). He is currently working on a third novel, Unchained.”
The Ghana Voices Series is a free event at a serene atmosphere at the Goethe Institut.
Asaase Inscriptions, a Literary Coaching Agency, in collaboration with Christ Art Work, a network of Christian artists, will host a one-day Creative Arts Workshop for the Christian Community in Ghana on Saturday 22nd June, 2013. The workshop is expected to start from 9.30AM and end at 3PM at the Oak Plaza Hotel, Spintex.
The workshop, which is dubbed Creative In His Presence, will focus on Choreography, Drama and Poetry as tools for evangelism. According to the coordinator of the programme, Philip Oyinka, “The Creative Arts have been proven the world over, to be an innovative effective vehicle for unconventional evangelism, bridging the gap between cultures, faiths and gender.”
The workshop will feature Christian Professional resource persons in these fields, to facilitate the various sessions. Each session will see a brief talk by the resource person, a Question and Answer segment, which then would be followed by a practical session. There would also be a general session on stage presentation and audience interaction.
Speaking on the issue of the work of creative writers from a Christian background, he said “the anointing is no excuse for mediocrity and therefore the anointing needs to compliment skill to be effective.”
The organisers anticipate that the gathering would also create a platform for networking among participants from the various churches and groups, to learn from each other and to break new fronts which hitherto, were thought of as impossible.
The organisers also guarantee follow ups after the event to find out progress of participants. To participate, call +233 20 297 0309.
The Book Discussion Club of the Writers Project of Ghana has selected the stunning novel “The Palmwine Drinkard” by Nigerian Amos Tutuola as book for their June discussion. The main discussion is scheduled for Tuesday, 25 June 2013, 6 – 7 PM, at the University of Ghana, Legon.
As you may be aware, the Twitter version of the physical meet-up is a week before 25 June. We anticipate the date for the Twitter discussion of “The Palmwine Drinkard” will be on Thursday, 20 June from 6 – 7 PM.
In line with the format which the Writers Project announced the May event, we can expect the date of the discussion, among other details, to be announced on Twitter via the organisation’s Twitter page (@writersPG). If you are on Twitter, be on the look out for this, or search the hashtag #wpghbookclub and #TPD (for The Palmwine Drinkard).
Already, we have seen the hashtags flying around on Twittersphere, with many readers talking about venues for the sale of the books. Only today, we saw a tweet from @mnhye which quoted the opening sentence of the classic novel. Another tweep and #wpghbookclub-er @amma_konadu was caught talking about how her mother loved this incredulous book.
You can pick up your copy of “The Palmwine Drinkard” from the University of Ghana bookshop at Legon (and its annexes at the Jones Quartey Building JQB at Legon and Accra City Campus) and Sytris bookshop at Osu. Hurry, we hear it’s running out. The book is available on Amazon and Kindle too.
To participate on Twitter: tweet your intention to @writersPG (they will reserve a tweet reminder for you) or simply tweet quotes from the novel or your impressions about it using the hashtags #wpghbookclub and #TPD.
To participate in the meet-up at Legon: email the coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
We wish you a happy reading and discussion.