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”

2018 off to a busy start at The Hub!

2018 is off to a busy start at The Hub! Weekly Job-Ready Fridays have included Skills Sessions on professional tips, SkillShare, CV writing, application writing, and script writing. For Hub Talks we have hosted The Nala Project, GEM Institute, and Kuena Moshoeshoe. Upcoming Hub Talk speakers include L-Tore, DJ Quizy and Bofihla Neko. Weekend workshops started thisContinue reading “2018 off to a busy start at The Hub!”

WordPower is back!

WordPower is back! We had our first session today. Last year, we read Blood Ties by Zimkhitha Mlanzeli from FunDza. Three WordPower participants wrote letters to Zimkhitha to tell her how much they loved the book, and Zimkhitha was kind enough to send signed copies of her books and FunDza t-shirts to all three. Congratulations toContinue reading “WordPower is back!”

Ba re Lit Fest 2018

From January 12-13, members and volunteers of The Hub had fun at Ba re e ne re Literature Festival 2018. On Friday January 12, we joined Storytelling with Film, a showing of three short films and conversation with the film directors: “Words after the world: a film in progress” by Christian Nyampeta “Monna oa motsamai” by Pheello “PJ” MakosholoContinue reading “Ba re Lit Fest 2018”

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”

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!”

Our library is growing

The library at The Hub is growing!  We are quickly acquiring a wide range of books on activism, the arts, photography, film-making, history, poetry and fiction. Our library is integral to our core aims of encouraging curiosity, artistic knowledge and an interest in social activism among our members. In August 2016, MK Asante donated copiesContinue reading “Our library is growing”

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”

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”