The EHALAKASA Festival 2014

Are you attending the EHALAKASA Festival ongoing at the Nubuke Foundation?

We understand yesterday was fun. The festival is running till Sunday, starting at 7pm each night.

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Ghana Voices Series Presents Dr Samuel Duh as Author for October

The Writers Project of Ghana, in collaboration with the Goethe Institute, wishes to invite you to their regular monthly reading series at the Goethe Institute in Accra, dubbed the Ghana Voices Series, as they present the Ghanaian physician and novelist Dr. Samuel Duh as author for the evening reading, on 29 October 2014.

Samuel Duh was born at Domeabra, Asante Akyen, in Ghana. He left Ghana when he was a teenager in 1971 for the United States, and completed secondary school at Mainland Senior High School in Daytona Beach, Florida. He then pursued further education in science and medicine, obtaining a BSc degree in Biology at Duke University; MSc in Microbiology at North Carolina Central University; MD in Medicine at University of North Carolina Medical School; and MPH in Epidemiology at University of Oklahoma.

Dr Samuel Duh

Dr Samuel Duh

Dr. Duh has published widely in leading medical journals and is the author of several books. However, his first novel, One More Time, was published in 1991, and his latest novel, God is too Busy, was published in 2013, last year. He has done very little public readings of his works and this is definitely a big opportunity to catch up with the author in a rather relaxed atmosphere.

Dr. Duh worked in several clinical and public health establishments in several states in the USA and returned to Ghana in 2001 to work for CARE International as HIV/AIDS and Health Advisor for Ghana, Togo, and Benin. He is currently the Country Director for Global Health Systems Solutions in Ghana.

The reading will start exactly at 7pm and will go on for an hour featuring readings and audience interactions. It is FREE and open to the public so bring along a friend or two. The Goethe Institute is at 30 Kakramadu Road, East Cantonments (near NAFTI).

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Use Easy Taxi Twice and Get One Free: Where Are The Literary Events?

The e-taxi service, Easy Taxi Ghana is running a promotion this week that could ease your transport cost and troubles if you take advantage. Beginning this Monday and running through the entire week, Easy Taxi will pay the fare on your third taxi if you use the service twice within the week!

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Easy Taxi is largely a taxi service that allows you to request a taxi from your mobile device – phone or tab – only by downloading the app from the AppStore (iOS) or the Android marketplace, registering and launching the app. Your phone must have the GPS on in order for you to be able to locate the nearest taxi to you and for the taxi to find you on the map.

Now, how can you take advantage of something like this? Well, as a Ghanaian literary news blog, what concerns us is how you can go to that literary programme in comfort and ease. This Saturday, the Gird Center is beginning its Writing Camp and is a good way to get a free ride or try out the e-taxi service.

Do you know of any other literary events this week in Accra? Let us know in the comments!

The Gird Center Writing Camp

The Gird Centre is hosting a Gird Writing Camp (Info Pack PDF) starting Saturday, 18 October 2014, geared at supporting writers in Ghana and developing their skill as writers. The Writing Camp, which is a two-tiered programme, will feature a full day intensive seminar for the participants and a month-long interactive package that puts the participants in contact with an array of experts from different fields of writing.

Unlike many other writing workshops, the Writing Camp is bringing together creative writing and technical writing. So, if you are a business, or you are into the writing of proposals, reports and that kind of work, there is a month-long programme that will support you. How often do you get tutoring from an accomplished writer like Ama Ata Aidoo? If you are a student, whether you are just starting a postgraduate programme or you are nearing the end of your four-year degree course, you want in on the Academic writing side of the Writing Camp that will put you in touch with Prof. Helen Yitah of the Department of English at the University of Ghana, for example.

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The Writing Camp is promising that each session will be led by an experienced writer, who will be joined by some visiting experts, to interact with the participants and work with them on the various aspects of the writing process under the three categories of Creative, Academic and Business writing. Perhaps, if you are into business writing, this will be a good time to mention it to your boss. He or she might sponsor you!

Visit the Gird Center website or call 020 715 2656 or email info@girdcenter.org

We suggest you hurry since the programmes starts this Saturday, 18 October 2014.