The Kistrech International Poetry Festival 2018 is set to happen again this year, from October 3-10, and this time it is going to be held in various towns in Kenya.
The Kistrech International Poetry Festival was founded by Dr Christopher Okemwa in 2013 with the intention of bringing local and international poets together as part of one platform in Africa every year. The Festival promotes spoken-word, rap, song, poetry reading, oral poetry, music and performance. Some of the artists and academics to previously star at this festival are Mmakgosi Tau, Sitawa Namwalie, Beatrice Ekesa, Tebogo Khumo Moloise-Kunta, Prof Arif Khudairi, Tendai Maduwa, Onarinde Fiyinfoluwa, Peter Onyancha, Dr Evans Nyamwaka, Dr Fred Mbogo, Prof Animasaun Kayode, Mariam Mpaata Melloney, Obediah Michael Smith, and Tete Burugu.
This year, the festival promises more of the same highlights it has become famous for including performances from poets, presentation of academic papers in a variety of venues including Riara University, Strathmore University, Hotel Le Premier Kisii, and Maseno University. The festival will visit several towns in Kenya, including Nairobi, Kisumu and Kisii.
International artists participating in this festival include: Joanna Lundberg (Sweden), David Giannoni (Italy), Dr Malgorzata Lebda (Poland), Molly Joseph (India), Magdalena Sørensen (Sweden), Funke Michaels (Nigeria), Professor Erika Martinez (Spain), Prof. Vim Nadera (Philippines), Prof. Marilena Zackheos (Cyprus), Kjersti-Bjoerkmo (Norway), Alexandra Salmela (Finland), Krystyna Lenkowska (Poland), and Mari Laaksonen (Finland). See more on participatory poets.
You must register to participate. Please follow the link: http://kistrechpoetry.org/
Kistrech International Poetry Festival is supported by art agencies and embassies around the world. See more details here.