02 Jun “Write Your Passion” Faculty
Write Your Passion Faculty
- Allan Aringo (Entrepreneur and Communications Expert), CEO-Language Experts.
- Keynote Speaker and Master of Ceremony
- Document Translator and Conference Interpreter
- Spanish Lecturer at United States International University
- Fluent in Swahili, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian
- A member of Smartspeak Toastmasters that meets at Parklands Sports Club
- Founder of SpeakLikeaPro, a Public Speaking and Presentation Skills Training.
- Graduate of Business Administration, International Studies, Texas A&M University.
- Has 10 years of customer service training and Management in Kenya and the USA
- Facilitator Pitch Like a Pro, a business Pitching extravaganza for sales and marketing teams.
- Mentor and Coach for Young Professionals desiring to excel in Leadership and entrepreneurship.
- Joan Thatiah, Features Writer for Daily Nation and Author
Joan Thatiah is a features writer for Saturday Nation. She is also the author of the book Things I Will Tell my Daughter, I am Too Pretty to be broke and other lies you tell yourself, Letters to my son and Damn Girl, Stop that. Read more about Joan Thatiah and her articles here: https://muckrack.com/joan-thatiah
- Lucas Wafula, Former Publishing Director, East African Educational Publishers.
A diligent, passionate publisher that desires to change a life through books.
11 years of publishing while balancing between commercial considerations and service to society. He has served as Head of Publishing at East Africa Educational Publishers, Senior Editor at East African Educational Publishers, Editorial Manager at Abantu Publications East Africa and Editor at Jadida Book House. He has hands-on experience working in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Zambia, Malawi & South Sudan.
Skilled in strategic planning; corporate governance; talent management & financial planning and management.
Interested in technology and how it impacts educational and general reading environments.
- PRACTICAL WRITER-BIKOZULU(JACKSON BIKO), Renowned Writer and Blogger
Jackson Biko is a renowned writer and an established brand. He is a contributor to Msafiri Magazine, Kenya Airways inflight magazine, Yummy Magazine for Eat Out Kenya, True Love Magazine and Travel Africa, a high-end travel magazine published in the UK which caters for European travellers in the continent.
He is also a correspondent with the Nation Media Group and has a weekly commentary column ‘Man Talk’ in the Saturday Nation. He has two columns in the Business Daily newspaper, one which he has established a reputation for his quirky and illuminating business profiles.
He’s also a multiple award-winning blogger under the name Bikozulu and a social media influencer. Biko writes exclusively for a living, probably one of the very few Kenyans who do that.
In 2015 he was named one of the Top 40 Under 40 men in Kenya.
- Gabriel Dinda and Vera Omwocha
Vera Omwocha is the author of Maria and the Tomatoes (2016), Kally the Pet(2019), Wendo Tours Nairobi(2019), The Crescent Moon(2018), Longhorn English Literacy Activities Grade 3, The English Catapult KCSE Revision Series (Paper1, Paper 2, and Paper 3), Diary of the Miaha(2019) and The Craft of Creative Writing(2019). She is a passionate Book Editor who has worked with numerous Publishers for a cumulative period of 6 years.
Gabriel Dinda is the Founder of Writers Guild Kenya and the author of Practical Guide to Self-Publishing in Kenya (2018) and Questions of My Youth (2019). He has also co-authored the book, Youth Unemployment in Kenya, a Ticking Time Bomb (2016) and was the Consulting Editor in the Publishing of a Poetry Anthology, Through the Journey of Hope(2016)
- Joe Khamisi
Joe Khamisi is a full-time writer of non-fiction books. He has written five books including: The Politics of Betrayal, Diary of a Kenyan Legislator, Dash Before Dusk a biography, The Wretched Africans: A Study of Rabai and Freretown Slave Settlements, Looters and Grabbers: 54 Years of Corruption and Plunder by the Elite, 1963-2017 and Bribery Syndrome: How Multinational Corporations Collude with Dictators to Raid Africa’s Natural Resources