Participants will explore a unique and creative approach to writing, while honoring African storytelling techniques, using both detailed research and imagination to fill in the gaps of writing, and writing collaboratively. This interactive workshop will have participants working in small groups, participating in an activity and collaboratively writing.
The LAM Sisterhood is a content studio that fills the world with stories for African women to feel seen, heard and beloved. Founded by three African feminist storytellers, their international award-winning and nominated works span multiple disciplines including film, stage, audio storytelling and experiential theatre. As Innovators in Residence at the Aga Khan University Media Innovation Centre, they are currently developing the Brazen Universe where they tell the life stories of extraordinary African women who’ve shaped the world.
Laura Ekumbo is a multimedia storyteller. She has performed poetry, acted, sang, danced, spoken, and hosted events on over 40 stages in 5 countries across 3 continents. She is the L in The LAM Sisterhood, a story company that fills the world with stories for African women to feel seen, heard, and beloved.
Laura’s work explores complex perspectives and is governed by empathy and inquisition. She loves chips, celestial exploration, the ocean, and potted plants.
Aleya Kassam is a Kenyan feminist, storyteller, writer and performer.
Her writing has been performed and published on multiple platforms and stages around the world, from Nairobi to Kigali to Stuttgart. She is widely experimental; from page to stage, screen to speaker, micro fiction to memory poems, docu theatre to participatory filmmaking – she loves to play with how people experience story.
As the ‘A’ in The LAM Sisterhood, she fills the world with stories for African women to feel seen, heard and beloved, like the award winning, Brazen.
Anne Moraa is Kenyan feminist writer, editor, and performer. She is the M in the LAM Sisterhood, an award-winning story company that fills the world with stories for African women to feel seen, heard, and beloved. Her writing can be found in Catapult, The Meridians Journal, The Elephant, The Wide Margin and so on, while her performances have taken her from Kenya through to South Korea and Scotland. An Amplify and Mawazo Novel Writing fellow, she is at work on her debut novel all while eating copious amount of chilli-lemon crisps.
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- Capacity: 30
- Duration: 120 minutes
- Age advisory: 18+ with a serioues interst in theater &
- developing writing abilities
- Platform: Zoom
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