December 20 Writing Session

Join us for an hour-long creative-writing freewrite via Zoom to raise funds for the Literature Africa Foundation!

Date: Monday, December 20, from 7 to 8 pm, PST. Find your time zone.
Facilitators: Wairimu Mwangi, Ananya Sarkar, and Jordan Hartt
 $25 usd: available below, or please contact This session will also be recorded, and sent to you via email, so you can do it any time.

We’ll spend twenty minutes writing based off a prompt from east-African writer Wangari Maathai, twenty minutes writing based off a prompt from Bengali writer Rabindranath Tagore, and twenty minutes writing based off a prompt from British writer Virginia Woolf.

It will be a lot of fun, you’ll get an hour of writing done, and, best of all, proceeds benefit the Literature Africa Foundation, supporting youth education in Kenya, with a focus on the education and empowerment of young women. Follow the LAF on Facebook.

Spend a fun Monday evening writing with the world! The access link arrives to your email two days before the event begins.



Each of us leads for twenty minutes. We discuss the contexts out of which these authors wrote, provide the prompts–and we all write! 

wairimuWairimu Mwangi is a writer and the founder of the Literature Africa Foundation.

The author of six novels available in east Africa, her educational textbooks are used in schools across Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Ghana.

She is passionate about quality education for all and believes that without books or material to read, literacy suffers and when literacy suffers, opportunities decline. She enjoys mentoring youth, storytelling, travelling, reading and meditating.


asAnanya Sarkar is a short-story writer, book reviewer, and poet from Kolkata.

Her work has been published in such magazines as The Times of India, Woman’s Era, New Woman, 4indianwoman, Children’s World, KidsWorldFun, Muse India, Induswomanwriting, Conversations Across Borders, Indian Ruminations, Earthen Lamp Journal, Spark and The Madras Mag.

Ananya won the first prize in both the Story Writing Contest by the American Library, Kolkata, as thrt of the Fiction Festival 2008 and the Induswomanwriting Poetry Contest, 2012. She was also a prize winner in the LoudReview Review Writing Competition, 2012 and Writers’ HQ Story Competition, 2016.


Jordan Hartt is the author of three collections of short works: “Leap” (2015), “Drifting,” (2018), and “Paradise” (2021), all available from Tebot Bach.

Hartt’s lifework is creating experiences where people find the writing craft to reach for their best artistic and human selves, find the writing community to connect with others, and find the ongoing inspiration of the writing life.

To do this, he hosts five annual writing retreats: two in Po’ipū, Kaua’i; one in Lahaina, Maui; and two in Las Vegas, Nevada.



Register here for the hour-long freewrite! 

December 20 Freewrite