Over the next few weeks, every author who wins the Story of the Week, will have the opportunity to have their work in expedited review at the Storymoja Editorial Review Table. To win that spot, please send in a story that fits…
WISER and the Department of Political Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand will be hosting a 2-day conference on Recent Elections and the Media in Africa on the 11th and 12th of October 2010.
Readers (humans in general) are attracted to conflict and tension in a story. What is Conflict, what is Tension and how do you bring them into your story?
Here at Studio Edirisa, we try to encourage creativity through competitions and challenges. So we have organised a short story writing competition for you, with quite an attractive prize budget – 500 American dollars.
“Under the sea a matatu can be free – to be a money-making machine,” sings Rasta Driver in StoryHippo’s first children’s musical, The Matatu from Watamu that Drove into the Sea.
A Professor in Literature once cited the Vampire Cult in Los Angeles as an example of this effect to his students. Born from the Vampire legends in the Balkans and Eastern Europe, stories of the mythological beings…
So if you want to write for the young adults, in other words teenagers, you’ll have to compete with what they know and love.
Short Stories from 1,000 to 2,000 words; poems no more than 2 pages; travelogues from 1,000 to 2,000 words; excerpts from novels from 1,000 to 2,000 words; and excerpts from book- length memoirs from 1000 to 2000 words.
The musical will be staged at the Sarakasi Dome on the weekend of the Friday14th, Saturday 15th May 2010, at 1.30pm and 5.30pm, and again on Sunday 16th May 2010, at 1.30pm and 5.30pm. Tickets 400/- or 300/- if you buy 3 or more in advance.
Books fascinated me. The colourful pictures as much the words. From the Legend of Sleepy Hollow to Puss in Boots. I also had a thing for the fairy tale series. I am still as confused about the girl who slept for eons until some prince rescued her as I was when I was four.