Are you a Ugandan female poet brimming with poetry and verse? Are you ready to take your poetry from the page to the stage? Then join the #Babishai2016 Poetry Festival from 24-26 August 2016, under the theme, Abundance: Poetry From Contemporary Africa.

Interested poets are invited to showcase their work(s) by:-

  • Launching poetry collection(s)
  • Performing poems
  • Attending or holding a poetry master class or monologue
  • Participating in a poetry dialogue or silent poetry or
  • Showcasing children’s poetry or poetography

Poetry in Lumasaaba, Luo, Luganda, Runyankore and any other Ugandan language can be submitted.
During the three-day festival, both new and older Ugandan and international poets and artistes would perform or anchor open mics as well as children’s poetry sessions.

A poetry session at The Foothills of The Mountains of The Moon will precede the festival, from June 10th to 13th 2016. Find details here:


Interested Ugandan female poets should submit the following to apply:-

  1. A one-page summary of what they propose to showcase (as MS Word attachment)
  2. A 500-word bio (as MS Word attachment)
  3. A recent passport photograph (in jpeg or GIFF)
  4. Links to previous work

All works should be sent to [email protected]
DEADLINE: Monday, 8 February 2016.

Successful poets will be notified on Monday, 4 April 2016

For inquiries, contact:
Harriet Anena: +256781412975 OR, Roxanna Aliba Kazibwe: +256 787 428547

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