Online mentoring scheme for Ugandan writers


Writing and Mentoring Workshop for Ugandan Writers.

The scheme started in 2012 and paired sixteen emerging writers and poets from Uganda with four established UK-based writers. The main objective was to challenge and inspire the participants to produce good literature by focusing on professional writing skills development and offering practical creative writing guidance. Our first group of mentees was able to develop strong portfolios, which culminated in an anthology of short stories and poems published in E-format, titled SUUBI. Based on the strength of their writing, three writers from this project were selected and offered places on the Caine Prize for African Writing annual workshop, which was held in Uganda in April 2013. Others continue to have their works published online and in anthologies.