Weekend Workshop: Creative Writing

From September 8-9, 2019 The Hub hosted Leila Hall for a Weekend Workshop on Creative Writing. Day 1 had participants discussing the elements of powerful storytelling, and getting tips for how to bring writing to life, and completed a series of free-writing exercises. On Day 2 participants used their freewrites from the previous day asContinue reading “Weekend Workshop: Creative Writing”

Weekend Workshop: Creative Writing

From February 17-18 2018, Leila Hall led a weekend workshop at The Hub on creative writing. Day one was spent exploring some of the aspects of storytelling that make for powerful books and films and freewriting around memories and imaginative ‘what if…?’ scenarios. On day two, based on their freewrites from day one, participants wroteContinue reading “Weekend Workshop: Creative Writing”

Weekend Workshop: Storytelling

From October 14-15, The Hub hosted Lineo Segoete for a weekend workshop on storytelling. Day one started with a brainstorm with participants on ideas, who then created timelines of their own stories, and shared them for feedback. From there, participants started developing their own stories while working in groups, and received feedback from Lineo onContinue reading “Weekend Workshop: Storytelling”

February Weekend Workshop: Creative Writing

We held a two-day Creative Writing Workshop at The Hub on the weekend of the 18th and 19th February 2017. The workshop began with the group reading extracts from Zakes Mda’s prose and a selection of poems by different writers. We discussed what the term “creative writing” means and talked about the different techniques thatContinue reading “February Weekend Workshop: Creative Writing”

January Weekend Workshop: Photography

In 2017 The Hub is hosting monthly weekend workshops that are teaching a range of skills, including photography, film-making, women’s rights and gender based violence, and ways to meaningfully address and tackle relevant socio-economic issues such as gender-based violence and human rights. January’s weekend workshop on photography was held from Saturday 28 – Sunday 29,Continue reading “January Weekend Workshop: Photography”

The Hub at Ba re e ne re

Ba re e ne re Literature Festival is an annual festival in Lesotho which promotes increased literacy, encourages creative writing and aids artistic exchange between creatives in Lesotho, Basotho outside of Lesotho and creatives from other cultures. Through an essay writing competition and with support from Glasswaters Foundation, 12 Hub members attended Ba re e ne reContinue reading “The Hub at Ba re e ne re”

Cultivating African Voices

Originally posted by Mahala By Lineo Segoete September 5-7, 2014 saw the beginning of a revolution in the politically tense mountain kingdom of Lesotho, with the re-birth of Ba re e ne re literature festival. Ba re e ne re means: “They say it was said…” (The equivalent of “once upon a time…”), and theContinue reading “Cultivating African Voices”