Malawi Pen hosts international writers’ workshop


Malawi Pen is hosting a training workshop in project management in Blantyre for African PEN Centres involved in its civil society programme which has attracted 25 participants.

Organised by PEN International, the workshop ends tomorrow.

Msadala: The strength of PEN is in its membership

Malawi Pen president Alfred Msadala said the participants are from the centres of Gambia, Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Malawi.

It is expected that among others, the participants will look at the story of change, understanding the aims of the civil society programmes, project planning, facilitating participatory creative writing workshops, budgeting and governance.

According to Msadala, campaigns, events and programmes of PEN International connect writers and readers, strengthen freedom of expression, defend linguistic rights and promote quality education across the globe.

“The strength of PEN is its membership, consisting of over 25 000 writers around the world committed to the power of the written word, literature and protecting the right to freedom of expression around the world,” he said.

PEN International was founded in 1921 and the global community of writers is now spanning in more than 100 countries, with 150 PEN Centres worldwide. n


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