Welcome to Kampala for the 4th Writivism Festival

Today is exactly three months to the start of the 4th Writivism Annual Festival in Kampala, Uganda. We would like to take the opportunity to welcome everyone to Kampala for the seven-day event. The festival this year includes over 60 events around the theme, Restoring Connections.


12 NEW books will be launched at the event, and over 25 titles will be featured in various events including special book signing sessions. There will also be other books (old and new) on sale. 40 and more authors will be available to sign copies of the books. The speakers’ list includes writers and creatives from more than 10 countries, with work across various art forms.

NoViolet Bulawayo at the 2014 Writivism Festival book signing event – in the background, Jennifer Makumbi and Nii Ayikwei Parkes

The festival will also include  a stage play, a film screening, a photography exhibition, school visits, workshops, readings, panel discussions, Long Story Short performances, a Readers Awards evening and Writivism prize awards among other events. To make the week-long set of literary and arts events a worthwhile experience for everyone, we have prepared a residential package for attendees.

After the launch
Crossroads, a non fiction anthology by Ugandan women was launched by Tsitsi Dangarembga at the 2015 festival

The package includes decent accommodation (within walking distance of the festival venue), airport / bus stop pick-up and drop-off. Attendees will live in the same residences as the festival speakers and will have access to all festival events. We will also provide a concierge service.

One of the rooms where guests and visitors will sleep

Early bird bookings are available at USD 500$ from May 23 until June 24, 2016. The regular price for the same service is USD 800$. Save up to 300$ by making your reservation NOW. To reserve, email us at info@writivism.com and we shall send you the various ways by which you can effect payment.


Do not MISS

  • Decent Accommodation at residencies within walking distance of the festival venue
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Exclusive concierge service
  • Full access to ALL festival events
  • And 7 days of a literary and arts experience in the heart of the world’s most diverse continent.
The Bahai temple is the only one of its kind in the whole of Africa

Kampala has more things to offer besides the Writivism festival which will provide intimate access to the core of the Kampala arts and cultural scene. There is also the Beverley Nambozo poetry festival taking place in the same period. Visitors can also find time to visit the countless heritage sites around Kampala, for example the Bahai temple. They can also go shopping in one of East Africa’s biggest open air markets, Owino. Once again, welcome to Kampala.

A side of Owino market

For more information, contact us on phone: +256787818132 / +256702038098, email: info@writivism.com / watsonkuema@gmail.com, Facebook: Writivism Literary Initiative / The Writivism Festival and Twitter Writivism / CACEAfrica.

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Kampala City

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