The Storymoja Read Aloud final official tally has unofficially broken the World Record for Most People Reading Aloud from the Same Text at the Same Time from Different Venues!
The Lumina Foundation which administers the Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa based in Lagos, Nigeria with an office in Accra, Ghana, has announced the composition of the Jury for the 2016 -2018 period. The bi-annually given Prize which is also the biggest and open to all African writers residing on the continent and outside comes with a cash of $20,000, a citation at the awards ceremony in Lagos or a selected city in Africa. It honors Africa’s first Nobel Laureate in Literature- Prof. Wole Soyinka who normally gives the Prize in the third week of July and is also to inspire a new generation of writers. The Prize rotates in the three genres of the literary arts- prose, poetry and plays and will in the 2016 consider entries in poetry. Submissions are from July to December 2015. Very
To provide an opportunity for 75 talented, energetic, dynamic and highly motivated ladies & gentlemen to centrally contribute to and learn from being part of a team that will put together the Storymoja Festival in Nairobi.
Ankara Press is a fresh new voice publishing romantic fiction for the African market, and is devoted to publishing easy-to-read, purse-size books with African settings, storylines and characters. Ankara Press launched in December 2014 with six titles, set in locations as diverse as Lagos, Jos, Cape Town and the Obudu Mountain Resort in Cross Rivers state, and the novels have received glowing reviews and media attention from across the globe. Ankara Press is now looking to commission the next wave of romance titles, for publication in 2016. The romances will be published initially as e-books, and easily downloadable to mobile devices. What are we looking for? We are looking for strong, original voices to write romance novels for the African and Diaspora market. The novels could be standalone or form part of a series. We don’t want stories that simply
Experts say a child should read 20-30 minutes per day to boost their brainpower.? But reading need not be boring. Let Storymoja activity books stretch your favourite children’s brains during this school holiday.? The “How to think” activity books encourage children aged 5-10 years to learn new things and figure out stuff for themselves. Get this series of 14 Storymoja “How to think” activity books for 2,999/ and we will deliver them for free to you anywhere in Nairobi. Learn numbers 1-10 (Count and colour 1-10. Fill in blanks. Practice writing, matching and drawing. Learn numbers 1-20 (Count and colour 1-10. Fill in blanks. Practice writing, matching and drawing). W?here is the Baby? (Find the baby. Colour the pictures). What is Koko Riko Doing?(What are Koko Riko and his friends up to? Colour the pictures). The Odd One Out(Learn how to group objects. Find the odd one out. Colour the pictures). Leo ni Leo. (Learn the days
The Storymoja Festival is a platform to showcase, discover and nurture local talent while providing an opportunity for interaction with international talent. This festival started out as a Nyama Choma Fiesta with a small gathering of 300 people in 2007, and has grown to a vibrant gathering of the greatest minds in Kenya and beyond, celebrating ideas and culture. The festival offerings are dynamic and diverse to cater for all age groups. Books are brought to life through poetry, storytelling, lively discussions with local and international artists, music, workshops, film and much more. In addition, topical issues such as health, careers, politics, technology, human rights, environment entrepreneurship and youth empowerment are presented in very interactive and stimulating sessions. The annual international festival will be held in Nairobi from 16th to 20th September 2015. In line with our
Dr. Keguro Macharia is a developmental editor and writer. He has over 15 years experience working with writers. He has taught a variety of courses in writing and literature at universities in the United States, and has written for academic and popular publications, including Wasafiri, Modern Fiction Studies, and the Guardian. Dr. Macharia is available to work with private clients.
APPLY NOW! An opportunity for 3 local talented, energetic, dynamic and highly motivated ladies & gentlemen to centrally contribute to and learn from being part of a team that will put together the premier edition of the Storymoja Festival in Nakuru (28th – 30th May). Storymoja Festival is an international event that brings together and celebrates critical thinkers and great minds in storytelling, ideas sharing, writing and contemporary culture. Due to the massive and dynamic nature of the festival, the selected reading revolutionaries will have an opportunity to explore their talents and abilities in a unique, exciting and stimulating work environment. They will be challenged to stretch their capabilities and gain experience by actively engaging with teachers, parents and students. To add value to the process, the interns will undergo a carefully designed training programme aimed at equipping them
“Reading aloud with children is known to be the single most important activity for building the knowledge and skills they will eventually require for learning to read.” ~Marilyn Jager Adams Join us on 30th January 2015 at 9:00 am for 15 minutes as we read aloud with children in different schools. Who We Are Start A Library (www.startalibrary.org) is a Reading Revolution campaign initiated by Storymoja intended to: 1. Excite children about reading for pleasure through our Read Aloud events and Reading clubs. 2. Increase access to books by forming or stocking libraries in Primary Schools. There are more than 20,000 primary schools in Kenya without libraries. Our vision To get a book in every hand! Achievements to date In the two years we have been in existence, we have started 54 libraries! We have also run 4 Storymoja Read
Dr. Keguro Macharia is a developmental editor and writer. He has over 15 years experience working with writers in one-on-one and group settings. He has also taught a variety of courses in writing and literature at universities in the United States. Dr. Macharia has written for academic and popular publications, and his work appears in Wasafiri, Modern Fiction Studies, Callaloo, the East African, and the Guardian.