Our partners, the Babishai Niwe Poetry Foundation, which runs Africa’s only poetry prize, the BN Poetry Award, has just released the schedule for the 2015 Babishai Festival HERE. The 2015 $1000 Award winner will be announced in the course of the festival, holding from August 26th to 28th 2015 at Kampala, Uganda. Parresia COO Richard Ali and Association of Nigerian Authors president, Professor Remi Raji, are on the board of the Foundation.
PROGRAMME FOR THE 2015 BABISHAI POETRY FESTIVAL
AUGUST 26 TO 28, KAMPALA AT THE UGANDA MUSEUM
Wednesday 26th August:
9:00am -11:00am Visiting vulnerable groups of writers-/MASTER-CLASS at The Uganda Museum
3:00pm -5:00pm Master-class/book-signing at The Uganda Museum
8:00pm Poetry-in-session/book-signing-Dancing Cup Bugolobi
Thursday 27th August:
9:00am -11:00am #Visiting vulnerable writer groups
3:00pm -5:00pm Master-class at The Uganda Museum
7:00pm Launch of Kampala Poetry Anthology & discussions by Jalada Africa
Friday 28th August:
9:00am -10:30am #Babishai Poetricks trainings/ Poetricks adult challenge at The Uganda Museum
11:00pam -12:30pm Launching Poetry on the Mountain at The Uganda Museum
6:00pm Grand award-giving ceremony, performances at The Uganda Museum
Beverley Nambozo Nsengiyunva.