As the year 2014 ends, Creative Writing Ghana is grateful for what has been a rather challenging year – yet a very eventful one for writing and literature in Ghana.
During the period, there were writing workshops organised including those from the Gird Center, and, more recently, the workshop with crime fiction writer Kwei Quartey, organised by the Writers Project of Ghana. There were the book readings, the Golden Baobab Prizes, book discussions and a plethora of poetry events. It was a great year, simply put.
For our blog, the guys at WordPress sent us an amazing report including some statistics on how we did. As we thank you for your patronage of this blog, our Facebook and twitter, we would like to share with you a summary of the report, while wishing you a Happy New 2015!
“A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,700 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.
There were 34 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 14 MB. That’s about 3 pictures per month.
The busiest day of the year was September 24th with 135 views. The most popular post that day was Interview with Golden Baobab Prize Longlist Author Ricky Ansong.”
The Writers Project of Ghana is offering a great opportunity for writers and lovers of Ghanaian literature this Saturday!
Writers Project of Ghana is happy to announce a writing workshop and a BOOK READING with Ghanaian writer, Kwei Quartey (his latest book is, “Murder At Cape Three Points). Based in Pasadena, California, Kwei Quartey’s crime fiction novels are held in high regard, and have been on the LA TImes best-selling lists. For more, see http://www.kweiquartey.com/
We've got our copy already
Kwei Quartey will serve as facilitator, and then have the READING on the same day as well! While the reading is open to all, the workshop has a cap on the number of participants.
This workshop is the first in a series intended to assist writers to come out with full length books for publication.
The writer must have completed or is working on a novel, a collection of short stories, or a memoir. No other genres are being considered at this time.
NOTE: The number of participants is limited to ten (10).
Please send in a sample of your writing, not exceeding 2000 words, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com on or before Wednesday, 17th December, 2014.
Date: 20th December, 2014
Time: 9 AM – 2.30 PM [Workshop]
3.30 PM – 4.30 PM [Reading]
Venue: Totally Youth, North Ridge, Accra (A minute walk from Alisa Hotel).
Participation is open to all. It is a great hour to spend with Kwei Quartey.