Publishing and Partnerships

Free writing clinic at Nairobi Festival 2023, courtesy of Writers Guild-Kenya

Writers Guild-Kenya will be taking part in this year’s Nairobi Festival in Stand No.2 (near the main dias) at Uhuru Park between 12th and 17th December 2023.  This will provide participants with an opportunity to interact with professionals and consultants and consult on areas of reading, writing, conventional and self-publishing, monetizing one’s writing skills and […]

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Davis Tamba wins Third Yours2read Short Story Competition

  On 16th November 2023, Writers Guild-Kenya, Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) and Yours2read (UK), through a combined collaboration, organized an award ceremony to award winners of the Yours2read Short Story Competition 2023 at Alliance Française, Nairobi. This year’s competition was themed: “Stories over tea”.  Now in its third year, the competition aims to provide

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High Commissioner Of South Africa To Kenya Visits Writers Guild-Kenya.

On 2nd March 2022, H.E Mr. MJ Mahlangu, the High Commissioner of the Republic of South Africa to Kenya, paid a visit to Writers Guild-Kenya (WGK) and All African Bookshop. During the exclusive event, the High Commissioner interacted and shared insights with WGK members and partners, which marked the beginning of many engagements aimed at

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Nancy Nyaboke Poem

Ancient Whispers

Something about the Nile; its snake smooth dark swirl seductive, Menacing toddler crocodiles gliding smoothly along memories indecipherable, Thrashing its scaly tails to remind the reeds of its legacy, Across the skylines, jets roar to rival an African lion’s claim to personal glory, To land on the gleaming tar belt of Cairo’s homecoming party, Drones rule the sky above to

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Morland writing scholarships

Morland Writing Scholarships Shortlist 2022

The Miles Morland Foundation is pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2022 Morland Writing Scholarships. Once again, we had well over 500 entries, everyone from a published author. That number alone gives you a feeling for how many talented published authors there are in Africa. People sometimes ask how we come up with a

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TBC Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature 2021 Shortlists.

TBC Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature 2021 Shortlists.

The long-awaited shortlists for the Text Book Centre Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature 2021, were finally revealed by the Kenya Publishers Association on September 19, 2022. The Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature Text Book Centre celebrates Kenyan writers in the categories of fiction for adults, youth (young adults), and children in English and Kiswahili every

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Pain and the Secrets: Book Review

TITLE: PAIN AND THE SECRETS AUTHOR: MUGENI OJIAMBO PRICE: 1000KSH REVIEWER: VERAH OMWOCHA This story follows Lily, a begotten child to destitute parents in Western Kenya. Breathtakingly beautiful, Lily doesn’t fail to draw the interest of Barasa, a fellow village boy and childhood friend with whom she transitions from childhood to adulthood. Years later, as

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What is Writers Guild Kenya?

Q1. What is Writers Guild Kenya? We are an award-winning writers’ organization, committed to serve, educate and grow authors aspiring to use their writing & reading as a tool to be and do good. Through various education and empowering programs, we work unconditionally towards truly growing writers and encouraging reading in our families. Using personalized,

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“Write Your Passion” Intensive 2, February 2020

WRITE YOUR PASSION Overview Whether you are staring at a blank page and need the inspiration to proceed or you’re polishing your work for publication, Write Your Passion, will strengthen your skills, light your path and energize you to make a move.   ABOUT THE COURSE Have you thought of writing a Non-Fiction book? Or

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Poorly done books hurt writers and readers alike

By Gabriel Dinda I see a lot of pressure among upcoming writers to write and publish. This is coming at a time when it appears that if you are a writer and you haven’t published, then you are ‘intellectually challenged’. The pressure to publish comes at a very high cost. Quality is being thrown out

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