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”

WordPower kickstarted at The Hub!

WordPower, a brand new literacy program at The Hub, kickstarted with its first session yesterday! We had a great time learning about writer and filmmaker MK Asante and reading extracts from his memoir, Buck. WordPower will be meeting every Thursday at 4pm. Everyone above the age of 14 is free to join, even if you are notContinue reading “WordPower kickstarted at The Hub!”

WordPower @ The Hub

WordPower is a new literacy program launching at The Hub in September 2016. Participants of the program will meet once a week to read and discuss fiction, poetry and plays by writers from around the world, and will be engaged in writing exercises that will encourage creative and personal expression. The aim of the programContinue reading “WordPower @ The Hub”

Basotho LGBTI Youth Connect With International Activists

Originally posted on The Huffington Post By Leila Hall I am sitting in a room in the State Library in Maseru, Lesotho, with about 30 other young people. We are Skyping with acclaimed South African photographer Zanele Muholi, who is jet-lagged and speaking to us from Paris. She is more than 13,000 miles away, but itContinue reading “Basotho LGBTI Youth Connect With International Activists”

‘Mathabiso Mosala: 50 years of activism in Lesotho

Originally posted by Mail & Guardian By Leila Hall Eighty-three-year-old ‘Mathabiso Mosala lives in a bustling, chaotic part of Maseru. Her house is located on one of the city’s main roads, crowded with shops, pedestrians and heavy traffic. Street vendors line the pavement outside her gate, their shouts mingling with the incessant hooting of taxisContinue reading “‘Mathabiso Mosala: 50 years of activism in Lesotho”