'RadioBook Rwanda'- CMT Seminar Series

28 February 2019, 4.00 PM - 13 February 2019, 6.00 PM

Billy Kahora, Lily Green

Lecture Room 8, 21 Woodland Road

The Centre for Material Texts is delighted to announce the inauguration of its annual Seminar Series, which will kick off in 2019 with the below:

Thursday 28 February, 4-6pm, Lecture Room 8, rear of 21 Woodland Road, University of Bristol

Billy Kahora, ‘Writing, Editing and Teaching on The African Continent: Creative Work As Knowledge Production and Practice Based Research’

Lily Green, ‘Presenting Radio Books Rwanda’

Co-organised with the Department of English Research Seminar

Billy is a lecturer in Creative and Professional Writing at the University of Bristol, and the managing editor of Kwani Trust. Lily is lead artist and director of the No Bindings press. Together, they teamed up with Huza Press (Rwanda) to bid for the British Council East Africa Arts new Art new Audiences grant. Their proposal, RadioBook Rwanda, was one of five projects selected from a pool of 205 applications. RadioBook Rwanda aims to produce short stories by contemporary Rwandan writers both as podcasts and beautiful pocket-size editions combining new art and writing. 

No Bindings and Kwani Trust will spend substantive time in Rwanda during the design phase for the imprint, and over this time run workshops in book-making and editing to enable them to build needed publishing infrastructure in Rwanda while also ensuring that the imprint created is aesthetically Rwandan. No Bindings will design and provide an approach to book-making that pushes at the limits of the book: making a three-dimensional object more accessible and attractive to a range of audiences.

Source: Watershed

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