Pictures of the Uganda International Writers Conference, 7th–9th March, 2013. VENUE: Imperial Golf View Hotel, Entebbe
Public Reading with visiting writers: James Dwalu (Liberia), Shadreck Chikoti (Malawi), Jack Mapanje (UK-Malawi), Nii Parkes (UK, Ghana) Alphonse Muambi (DR-Congo/ Netherlands), Billy Kahora (Kenya), and Rais Boneza (Congo/Norway). Venue: Alfredo’z Dine Out, Bukoto (near Kabira Country Club). Date: Sunday 10th March 2013. Time: 5-7 p.m.
Graduation ceremony of the mentees (with The British Council). Monday 11th March, 2013. Venue: Sheraton Kampala Hotel. Time:5.30–7.30 p.m.
A poetry performance by Jack Mapanje, Tuesday 12th March, 2013. Venue: MUK CEDAT Conference Hall (Technology). Time: 2.30-5 p.m.
A joke is on between Goretti and Jack Mapanje at the Uganda International writers conference, Imperial Golf View Hotel, Entebbe, March 7-9, 2013.
Concentration: not even the sound of a trumpet can interrupt the participants at the Uganda International Writers Conference going on in Entebbe, March 7-9, 2013
The poster says it all. But wait, is Prof. Jack Mapanje drinking all that water? Where is the food?
Evelyn, Shadreck Chikoti, & Susan Khaitsa–the rapporteur.
This is where the writers are supposed to mingle, roll in the grass and have a snack. How come no one is eating the pineapple?
Mesmerized listeners at the Public reading at Alfredo’z Dine Out, Bukoto, 10th March 2013
Billy Kahora, one of the invited writers decides to have some alone time with his book and beer
Goretti Kyomuhendo welcoming guests at the Graduation ceremony of the writers mentees in collaboration with our partners, The British Council, at Kampala Sheraton Hotel, 11th March, 2013
Davina Kawuma, when her name is called, decides to perform a jig with her certificate
Goretti and the British High Commissioner to Uganda, Alison Blackburne, giving Sneha, one of the mentees, her certificate. Now they can all perfect the jig started by Davina
Guests at Prof. Jack Mapanje’s poetry performance, Makerere University Campus, CEDAT Conference Hall. You can tell that the person from the empty chair is on stage
Full house, ya-yaay!
Dr. Susan Kiguli, Head of Literature Department, welcoming guests to Prof. Jack Mapanje’s poetry performance on 12th March, 2013, at Makerere University Campus, CEDAT Conference Hall
Prof. Mapanje. The color theme is maroon, orange, red, green, and black. Just saying.
Brenda Kyalisima, a literature student at MUK is reciting one of prof. Mapanje’s poem, “Skipping Without Ropes.”
Prof. Oswald Ndoleriire, acting Principal, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, MUK is giving closing remarks
Prof. Abasi Kiyimba of Literature Department, Makerere University, appreciating guests and participants.