The Write Experience 4 Concert

 

Inkfluent brings you The Write Experience 4 concert featuring some genuinely outspoken word artists: Akotowaa, Kwadjo Spiri, 86madeit and Beloved Boahemaa (Ghana/Canada). Special guest is Detroit’s finest Jessica Care Moore. Hosted by kwame write and powered by The Republic Bar & Grill.  “To unite poetry with music is to open a portal in human consciousness.

Bio of Guest:

jessica Care moore is the CEO of Moore Black Press, Executive Producer of Black WOMEN Rock!, and founder of the literacy-driven, Jess Care Moore Foundation. An internationally renowned poet, playwright, performance artist and producer, she is the 2013 Alain Locke Award Recipient from the Detroit Institute of Arts. moore is the author of The Words Don’t Fit in My Mouth, The Alphabet Verses The Ghetto, God is Not an American, Sunlight Through Bullet Holes, and a memoir, Love is Not The Enemy and founder of publication company Moore Black Press. moore’s poetry is featured on Nas’ Nastradamus album, Talib Kweli’s Attack The Block Mixtape, Silent Poets track This Is Not An Instrumental, and she is a returning star of Russell Simmons’ HBO series, Def Poetry Jam. Her album Black Tea: The Legend of Jessi James is produced by herself and pianist Jon Dixon, and features Imani Uzuri, Roy Ayers, Talib Kweli, Jose James, One Belo and Ursula Rucker. jessica Care moore currently lives, writes and plays in downtown Detroit, where she is proud to be raising her 12-year old poet, visual artist, baseball loving, drums and hockey playing son, King Moore.  

 

Venue: The Republic Bar & Grill, 3rd Lane Kuku Hill Osu RE, C484 Accra, Ghana

Time: 8-11 PM

Free Admission   

 

Reading: Jessica Care Moore

Detroit-based writer and poet Jessica Care Moore is visiting Ghana so it’s only right that Inkfluent partners with Libreria to organize a reading on the 30th of December. End the year well with Jessica she reads from her books Sunlight through bullet holes and God is not an American. Book signing and networking are in line! RSVP: info@libreriagh.com (Free – Limited Space). Find more info about the writer and poet on her site: jessicacaremoore.com/  

 

Venue: Libreria Gh,  PAMA House, Westlands Blvd, WEST LEGON, Accra, Ghana

Time: 6-8 PM

Free Admission  

 

Buzanga Books Launch + Workshop & Open Mic

Buzanga Books is a non-profit organization spearheaded by writers, Claudia Owusu and Kwame Aidoo, with a mission to increase child literacy and creativity in Ghana. Buzanga Books collaborates with Jess Care Moore Foundation and Boxed Kids to put together a kids workshop led by Jessica Care Moore, Akotowaa, Claudia Owusu, Kwame Write and Kuukua/Prince Gyesi of Boxed Kids.  The 12 and Under Super Cool Poetry Open Mic hosted by King Moore is a Knights Art Award Winning Open Mic founded by 12 year old poet King Thomas Moore. Please save a spot by emailing your child’s name and age to supercoolpoetry@gmail.com or inkfluentgroup@gmail.com

Powered by Inkfluent and Jess Care Moore Foundation with support from Buzanga Books, Brazil House and Boxed Kids.

Slam Ghana

10 March 2018

Slam Ghana is the Ghana national outlet for poets to read or recite their original work without props, costumes, or music. Our events incite the creation and performance of poetry that engages communities and provides a platform for voices to be heard beyond social, cultural, political, and economic barriers. We have two types targeted at two different age ranges:

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TEEN SLAM GHANA is our open welcoming space for teenagers to freely express themselves. Check out young people speaking to the most important issues of our time. Our events are in conjunction with National Theatre of Ghana. We are passionate about critical literacy, youth development and advancing interest in creativity and its potential for social change by engaging the youth with preparation and performance opportunities.

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GRAND SLAM GHANA

Spoken verses are beautiful art forms that engage audiences directly and intimately. Our grand slam is open to poets and spoken word artists above 18. The splendor of word art on diverse themes and topics has got ours peaked every time. Come share with us.

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2018 DATES FOR TEEN AND GRAND SLAMS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON. KEEP IN TUNE. Email: inkfluentgroup@gmail.com

#SaysHerInk

10 March 2018

In honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, we’re inviting women/girl poets of all ages worldwide to share their poems and stories with us. Get involved by tweeting at us or via Instagram (@inkfluent) using the #SaysHerInk tag.

Nkabom Festival

5 March 2018

  • Blood Drum Spirit - The Write Experience I
  • Blood Drum Spirit - The Write Experience I

Ghana’s first annual literary festival where freedom of expression is promoted by writers and artists work with their communities by sharing poetry, music and stories, discussing and developing sustainable ideas with regards to the use of literature and the arts to impact society as well as documenting our creative and expressive interactions. The festival is very welcoming to international artists

The festival is curated and organized by Inkfluent, though each artist or writer is considered as a contributing pillar to how the events, seminars and workshops function. Private or public and non-governmental organizations willing to submit or propose projects that run in theme are welcome.

The festival has switched venues several times, but has been mainly held in Accra the past years. Persons with disabilities are part of our programming each year. Children and young adult literature also play a prominent part. Readings, performances, films, workshops, discussions and children’s storytelling are all squeezed into a 5 day events schedule.

We make the artistic platform an open canvas accessible for the congregation of writers, poets, lyricists, griots and artists using literature one way or the other in their methodology, processes, presentations or performances. The festival also rethinks the use of space in narratology, performance, presentation and marketing of the writer and artist’s products and projects.

Our mantra is the philosophical Adinkra symbol: Sankofa. Our vibrant endeavors lead us to rewrite histories, consummate the present to rediscover a future where we totally own our narratives. Attendees can look forward to unrivalled opportunities to share creatively in whatever aspect they are interested in: be it volunteering, documenting, social media networking, logistics, partnering, sponsoring or performing(due to usual strict stage programming, one would have to communicate ahead of time with regards to theme and event structure).

Nkabom has played host to esteemed names such as Alba K. Sumprim: renowned writer, Wanlov the Kubolor: musician, videographer and activist, DJ L’Oqenz: DJ, beatmaker, composer of critically acclaimed ‘Theatrical MiXtape-’ OraltorioDwayne Morgan: Music Award winning spoken word artist of Jamaican origin, author, Eddy DaOriginalOne: Beatbox poet extraordinaire and Trinidadian story-teller, Manchilde: Dancehall reggae/hip-hop MC, video artist/videographer/director, Motion: CBC Canadian Slam Champion, award-winning playwright and hip-hop MC, Nth Digri: Rapso/dub poet, Ottawa Slam Champion, recording artist and spoken word activist, Mariska Darko: author and poet, Betty Stürmer: German performance DJ and artist, Elom 20ce: Togolese rapper, Nii Ayikwei Parkes: author and 2017 Caine Prize Main Judge, Martin Egblewogbe: co-founder of the Writers Project of Ghana and author, and many others.