On this page I will be posting public events I’ll be involved in. I curate events, moderate discussions on African fiction and culture, facilitate literary and creative writing workshops and read from my published stories. Some may connect directly with Afrikult., a literary organisation I co-run which discusses, explores and celebrates African literatures. Most events will be connected with my research and writing. You can subscribe for my newsletter to receive sporadic updates. For booking enquiries, email hello@matekiwrites.com.

2019

MAY

5th May 2019: Reading ‘Wanderings’ from Unbreakable Bonds anthology on ‘Between diaspora and the continent’ panel at Bare Lit festival at The Albany in London. Time: 11am.

JUNE

26th June 2019: Reading at That’s What She Said at The Book Club in Old Street, London. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £5-9

JULY

4th July 2019: Afrikult. fifth birthday celebrations. Details to be announced soon.

5th – 7th July 2019: Lead producer of Africa Writes festival at The British Library, Euston, London. Tickets can be purchased here.

OCTOBER

Closed month for research trip in Ghana.

18th – 20th October 2019: Afrikult. presenting workshops at Pa Gya! festival in Accra, Ghana.

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2018

MARCH

15th March 2018: Chairing book launch and discussion of Peter Kimani’s Dance of the Jakaranda at Daunt Books in Hampstead, London. Time: 6.30pm. Tickets: £5.

APRIL

10th April 2018: Reading at The Vagina Club event at Betsey Trotwood in Farringdon, London. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £7.

12th April 2018: Chairing ‘Contemporary Writing from Uganda: Celebrating Writivism at 5‘ panel at SOAS, University of London. Time: 6.00pm. Tickets: Free.

15th April 2018: Interview with Writers Project Ghana podcast and radio show on Citi FM radio in Accra, Ghana. Time: 8.30pm.

MAY

15th May 2018: Chairing Fricanduo‘s first ‘What if: Digital Africa‘ panel at MOO Cards, Farringdon, London. Time: 7.00pm. Tickets: Free.

17th – 18th May 2018: Afrikult. ‘Words that Travel’ education workshop programme in Norwich. Closed programme.

30th May 2018: Reading at That’s What She Said at The Book Club in Old Street, London. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £8

JUNE

18th – 22nd June 2018: Afrikult. ‘Stories of Home’ programme at SOAS and Free Word in London. Closed programme.

29th June – 1 July 2018: Co-producer of Africa Writes festival at The British Library, Euston, London. Tickets can be purchased here.

30th June 2018: Chairing book launch and discussion of Ayesha Harruna Attah’s The Hundred Wells of Salaga at Africa Writes. Time: 1.30pm. Tickets can be purchased here.

JULY

6 July 2018: Reading at ‘Where There is Light: Music & Poetry for Liberia’ at Alice’s Loft, London SW18 3SX. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets:  £10 (£5 conc) – available here.

11th – 13th July 2018: Afrikult. ‘Words that Travel’ education workshop programme in London. Closed programme.

AUGUST

Closed month for public programme

SEPTEMBER

3rd – 5th September 2018: Afrikult. presenting workshops at Kaduna Arts & Books festival in Kaduna, Nigeria.

OCTOBER

19th – 21st October 2018: Afrikult. presenting workshops at Pa Gya! festival in Accra, Ghana.

NOVEMBER

Closed from public programme: in Kenya for Afrikult. programme with Jalada Africa

DECEMBER

Closed month for public programme