Wanjeri Gakuru was one of two winners of the Vignette Writing Contest announced on November 15, 2010. You can read her piece, A Moment with Magic.
Lorot was one of two winners of the Vignette Writing contest announced on November 15, 2010. You can read his piece, Lorot and the K.C.S.E Nightmares.
Read Ernest Dempsey’s interview with the author David Dvorkin. Find out what he thinks of e-publishing and what options are out there.
Frankline Sunday is currently a fourth year student of Mass Communication and Media Technology at Maseno University. The Prodigal Son by Frankline Sunday was the winning story of KC 11 & 12.
Eberekpe Whyte Anthony Ogho is a Nigerian. The Burning Bush by Eberekpe Whyte was winning story of KC 9 & 10
Beth Nduta 24 years old, working at one of the publishing Companies in Nairobi. Trained as a teacher of English at Maseno University, She is inspired by little things that happen around her everyday. ‘I like writing poems and short stories, and am currently working on my Anthology of Poetry and Short stories.’ Beth is the author of the winning story The Mysterious Visitor
Alex Mutua is the author of the Kenyan Conversations Story of the Week Illicit.
Clifton Gashagua is 4th year biomedical student. ‘I spend my time in the laboratory writing poems and prose on notebooks. Every time I start on a story I imagine it as a poem so I often end up writing poems! I know I’ll end up as a microbiologist. I water the flowers at home thrice a day. I cannot wait till they bloom.’ Read his winning story – A Freshly Ground Professor.
On this “Verse of Fire” panel at the SHFK, Benjamin Zephaniah is joined by Kenyan poets Tony “Smitta” Mochama and Njeri Wangari, in a wide-ranging discussion about the present and future of poetry, the relationship between art and activism, and how to engage multiple audiences through innovative performances.
Mwangi Ichung’wa writes for the sheer love of it.