Kwani? Open Mic November 2015 Edition
Featured Poet: Ngwatilo Mawiyoo
MC: Cindy Ogana
Date: November 3rd 2015
Time: 7.00pm - 9.30pm
Venue: The Phoenix Players, Parliament Rd, Inside Professional Centre
Entry: Kes 300 at the gate.
Advance tickets only via Mpesa at Kes. 200* Simply select "Buy Goods" on your MPesa menu, enter the "Till Number" (56714) and follow instructions to complete transaction.
A Callaloo Fellow from Nairobi, Ngwatilo Mawiyoo’s recent poems have been published or are forthcoming in Kwani?, Obsidian, and One Throne Magazine; while her non-fiction appears on The New Inquiry and Creative Time Reports. Ngwatilo has performed her work at major African and European festivals, and has previously published the chapbook Blue Mothertongue
, and EP album, Introducing Ngwatilo. She is currently completing an MFA at the University of British Columbia where she has also developed an interest in screenwriting. In 2015, Ngwatilo’s poetry was shortlisted for the Brunel University African Poetry Prize. Her latest chapbook, Dagoretti Corner, is forthcoming in 2016 from Akashic Books in association with the African Poetry Book Fund. Watch Ngwatilo at TEDxNairobi