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Kwani Litfest 2008 (Nairobi)

August 1st Protected content 2008, Nairobi and Lamu, Kenya

Kwani Litfest (KLF) is a fortnight of writerly events, culture, mingling, discussion and inspiration. More than 40 African and international poets and writers will appear in fifteen days of panel discussions, l readings, book launches, conversations, literary lunches, cultural tours and performances.

Join us for this dynamic 15-day writers festival which not only showcases the best of contemporary African writing, but also utilises established authors to provide inspiring writing tuition and manuscript assessments. KLF, now in its 4th successful year, brings together thinkers and writers from different continents and experiences to explore ideas relevant to the burgeoning African literary scene. This year, as well as creative endeavour, we will focus on the role of the writer in fast-changing conflict and post-conflict situations.

As a special theme following Kenya’s post election violence, KLF will explore the need for new definitions, solutions and ideas. Join us in writing, speaking, networking and devising ways to actively re-invent our society for the good of all.

Through a series of workshops, symposiums, book launches, discussions, retreats, travelling and networking, KLF will develop participants’ creative writing skills, with an emphasis on how stories can help society to see itself more coherently.

The Protected content Litfest consists of:

* A series of one day workshops which begin on Saturday 2nd August
* Week long writing workshops geared towards the craft of writing, which begin Monday August 4th
* A one day symposium - Revisioning Kenya will take place on 8th August
* KLF moves to the UNESCO World Heritage town of Lamu on Sunday August 10th

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