Writivism 2018 promises to be sweet and interesting.

The sixth edition of Uganda’s premier literary festival, (Writivism 2018) will hold from August 17th to 19th, 2018 at the National Theatre and the Square Place, Kampala with the theme “Legacy”. During this year’s edition, speakers and participants will celebrate the various ways that history can be used to inspire new narratives.

Prominent speakers and authors expected at the festival include Professor Taban Lo Liyong,  Goretti Kyomuhendo, Akwaeke Emezi (Freshwater ), Ijangolet Ogwang (An Image in a Mirror ), Mugabi Byenkya (Dear Philemona), Dami Ajayi (A Woman’s Body is a Country ), and Shadreck Chikoti (Azotus the Kingdom) among several others.

This edition will discuss how history is refreshed, bargained and adapted to inform the present and future. Highlights shall be book launches, film screenings, panel discussions, poetry and music performances, outreach to hospitals, markets and schools, visual arts and photography exhibitions, keynote addresses, Writivism Prizes awarding ceremony among other events.

The Writivism Director and Festival Curator, Roland Byagaba explained that this year’s edition will be the “shortest festival” but will be sweet and interesting. He added that Writivism team  and festival partners have prepared the right mix of informative literary sessions and fun times that would give the participants great experience.


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