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Wanted: WomanFest Writers-in-Residence

Wanted: WomanFest Writers-in-Residence


The Library of Africa and the African Diaspora (LOATAD) are looking for two Ghanaian women writers to be in residence with them for their new festival, WomanFest Ghana, which will take place over the last weekend of June 2021. The residency will run from Thursday, 24 June until Sunday, 27 June (3 nights).⁣

WomanFest Writers-in-Residence will be required to interview speakers and attendees, write about the event and chronicle it as it happens, and document their experience of being in residence. The work produced will be published on LOATAD’s various platforms.⁣

WomanFest Ghana is a festival that explores and challenges narratives around women and girls in Ghana today. It recognises that stories – whether newspaper headlines or Nollywood movies, popular song lyrics, or popular fiction – are the bedrock of our beliefs, and can either reinforce gender-biased cultural systems or help change them.⁣

Featuring culturally relevant film screenings, discussions and panels, workshops, games and creative play, music, and other fun, engaging activities, WomanFest Ghana is a provocative, interactive, and practical festival. It is particularly aimed at women and girls from marginalised communities who are usually excluded from such events and conversations.⁣

It will show attendees of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds how to use their agency and creativity to transform the stories we tell of African women and girls in the next decade and beyond.⁣

Join LOATAD, and help rewrite the script!⁣

N.B. This is a women-only writing residency for Ghanaian women writers. The deadline for submissions is 23 May 2021. To apply, visit

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