Is there a place for African languages online? POWO November meetup

POWO, an acronym for POets and Writers Online, is a forum designed to help writers utilise the Internet to realise their full potential, thus bringing together technology enthusiasts and creative writers…sometimes both incarnated in the same person!

The concept is probably best summarised by the event’s profile on iHub’s website:

Poets and Writers Online (POWO) is a forum for Poets and Writers with blogs and those with an interest in using the internet in promotion of, or as a platform for their writing.

The first meetup was on 23rd April at the iHub bringing together over 70 creative writers and bloggers. The main aim is to bring the Tech and Creative Writing communities together and possibly create a synergy.

POWO would like to invite blogging/social Media/tech experts and trainers to the various poets and writers who will be present seeking some practical skills.. See you there…

The next edition, set to take place at iHub Nairobi on 19th November 2011, will tackle the question: ‘Is there a place for African languages online?‘. Among the participants will be Dr. Chege Githiora (University of London, School of African and Oriental Studies) and poetess Njeri Wangari as well as Wanjohi wa Kigogoine.

If you happen to be in Kenya, do not miss #POWONov for the world!

For more updates, you can connect with POWO on Facebook or on Twitter.

Event: POWO November edition

Date: 19th November 2011, 11am-1pm

Venue: iHub (Nairobi, Kenya)

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