Babishai Poetry Festival (Hosted by Babishai Niwe Poetry Foundation)

Babishai Poetry Festival (Hosted by Babishai Niwe Poetry Foundation)
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Starts: Wednesday, 26 August, 2015 06:00am

Ends: Wednesday, 26 August, 2015 09:00am

Event Details

August 26th to 28th.

9:00am-9:30am Batalo East Dance Breakfast
9:30am -11:00am Empowering vulnerable artists through The Poetry of Dance, Olga Walusimbi of Dance Sphere Studios
9:30am -11:00am Restoring Histories and Herstories with Cross Cultural Foundation-UG
11:30am-1:00pm From the page to the stage - Charles Mulekwa, Playwright & Educator
2:00pm-3:00pm Branding with Babishai, Book-signing, Meet and Greet the authors
3:00pm -5:00pm Kagayi Peter, Uganda’s grand spoken word poet, meets students
3:00-5:00pm Risks and opportunities of political poetry: John Stewart (Zimbabwe)
8:00pm Poetry-in-session with Fatuma’s Voice at Dancing Cup, Bugolobi
THURSDAY 27 AUGUST 2015
9:30am -11:00am MASTER-CLASS with Professor Aderemi Raji-Oyelade (Nigeria)
9:30am-11:00am MASTER-CLASS with Chijioke Amu-Nnadi (Nigeria)
11:30am-1:00pm From the page to the stage at The Uganda Museum with Ife Piankhi (Global
Citizen) and Checkmate Mido (Kenya)
2:00pm-3:00pm Branding with Babishai, Book-signing, Meet and Greet the authors
3:00pm -5:00pm Femrite, Black Poet & Checkmate Mido meet students
3:00pm-5:00pm MASTER-CLASS on blogging poetry by Fatuma’s voice and Magunga Williams
6:00pm Launch of Boda Boda Anthem & Other Poems: at Goethe –Zentrum Kampala
FRIDAY 28 AUGUST 2015
9:30am -10:30am #Babishai Poetricks adult challenge
9:30am-10:30am When the earth weeps, art also weeps, by Sara Kaweesa (Arocha Uganda)
11:00am -12:30pm Launching poetry on the mountain with Pearl Hoareau, Uganda Travel Bureau
2:00pm-3:00pm ''Promotion and Revolution: Making Poetry a more Enjoyable Genre' with Adelaja Ridwan Olayiwola
2:00pm-3:00pm Branding with Babishai, Book-signing, Meet and Greet the authors
3:00pm to 5:00pm Martha Byoga in conversation with 2015 poets and past BN Poetry winners
6:00pm Grand award-giving ceremony of the 2015 BN Poetry winner-Museum Hall

This Festival is financially supported by Stichting Doen and Gilgal Media Arts.

Collaborative partners are:- African Centre for Media Excellence (ACME), Sooo many stories, Jalada Africa, Fatuma's Voice, Poetry-in-session, Lawino Magazine, Poetry-potion, Storymoja, Malaika Educare, House of Talent, The Uganda Museum, Uganda Travel Bureau, Star Creations, Tipsy Collectionz, Parrésia Publishers, Femrite, Dance Sphere Studios, Novel Concepts, Tontoma Poetry Session, Cross-Cultural Foundation Uganda, Batalo East and Gayaza Alumnae Network.

“This win has increased my faith in writing, because of its high standards,”
Tom Jalio from Kenya, 2014 winner of the BN Poetry Award.