WRITING YOUR HEART: A Journaling Experience

 Journaling is an effective way to gain deeper access into your inner life.  This increased awareness will help light your path toward desired life changes. Guided journaling with others creates synergies that enhance its benefits as participants become witnesses of one another. This online workshop is an opportunity to embark on or boost your reflection … Continue reading WRITING YOUR HEART: A Journaling Experience

Writing the Novel II: Meet the Participants

Vela Onke Mazibuko (South Africa) Vela Onke Mazibuko works in the fields of wellness and community development. His background is in psychology and public health, and he uses the principles of mindfulness to guide his personal and professional lives. Creativity and self-expression are central in his life. For Onke, writing is not only a way … Continue reading Writing the Novel II: Meet the Participants

Second Writing the Novel workshop with Yewande Omotoso

Mawazo Africa Writing Institute this month announced a call for submissions for its second writing workshop: Writing the Novel, led by award-winning author Yewande Omotoso. The aim of the workshop is to provide advanced training and support to African writers who want to complete full-length novel manuscripts (normally of 80,000 words minimum). The workshop will … Continue reading Second Writing the Novel workshop with Yewande Omotoso

Mawazo announces second Writing the Novel workshop

We at Mawazo are excited to be launching our second online novel-writing workshop, having just finished the first one. It has been an invigorating four months as our six budding writers engaged with Jennifer Makumbi, who brought such vibrancy to each session; it did not feel like they were tens of thousands of miles away … Continue reading Mawazo announces second Writing the Novel workshop

Tutor Jennifer Makumbi wins Windham-Campbell prize!

We at Mawazo are extremely excited by and proud of the huge award our current workshop instructor, Jennifer Makumbi, won last week. The $165,000 Windham-Campbell prize was set up to "provide writers with the opportunity to focus on their work independent of financial concerns". [Read Makumbi's interview with the BBC] Writing fiction can be a … Continue reading Tutor Jennifer Makumbi wins Windham-Campbell prize!

Writing the Novel I: Meet the Participants

We were excited to receive over 30 manuscripts in response to our call for submissions for our very first course, Writing the Novel. But we only had six spots for Africa-based authors. After several meetings and the help of readers across the continent who volunteered their time and expertise, we were able to narrow down the list. … Continue reading Writing the Novel I: Meet the Participants

CLOSED: Call for Submissions: Mawazo Novel Writing I

Mawazo Africa Writing Institute announces a Call for Submissions for its first writing workshop: Writing the Novel, led by award-winning author Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi. The aim of the workshop is to provide advanced training and support to African writers who want to complete full-length novel manuscripts (normally of 30,000 words minimum). The workshop will be held online and is a free pilot program.