Since 2014, Kahini has presented creative-writing workshops and performance poetry for audiences of all ages online and in Kampala, Uganda. Additional workshops and retreats have taken place in Kigali, Rwanda; New Delhi, India; the Kāpiti Coast and Wellington, New Zealand; Portsmouth, United Kingdom, Negril, Jamaica; and Olympia, Seattle, Tacoma, Spokane, Columbia, Lahaina, Po’ipū, Las Vegas, and Waikoloa in the United States.

wairimuWairimu Mwangi is the founder of the Literature Africa Foundation. Her educational textbooks are used in schools across Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Ghana. Wairimu 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.

srsSsekandi Ssegujja Ronald is the director of Writing Our World, a Ugandan NGO that uses writing, debating, and spoken-word to empower young East Africans. His short story “Walls and Borders” won the 2014 Writivism Short-Story Prize for Eastern Africa. He also recites poetry and has performed spoken-word in Kampala, Kigali, and Hamburg.


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