Creatives Academy: A writers workshop at Daystar University

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Genre : Training/workshops
Principal country concerned : Column : Literature
Release/publication date : 2015
Published on : 29/01/2015
Source : Bayimba International Festival of the Arts

Last year, The Daystar Creatives Academy ran a 13 week workshop around talent and creativity, with a bias towards writing. Creatives Academy is a workshop courtesy of Daystar University that offers members of the public as well as Daystar students an opportunity to meet and interact with established writers, film makers, bloggers, media personalities and lawyers. The aim of the program is to find and inspire new talent and give participants insights into how they can turn their talents into bill paying careers. The atmosphere was an interactive space that is nothing like ordinary classes. Each week there were notable personalities from the fields above to discuss different aspects of writing. The aim was, and still is, to inspire new talent.

This year, Creatives Academy workshop is back with pretty much the same general agenda. It started on 24th January 2015. It is open to both members of the public as well as Daystar students.

Writing Across Generations

Finding Inspiration

Developing a good story and good ideas

Editing, revising to impress the publishers

Careers in writing

Writing to Inspire

Publishing options: Self, online and traditional

Blogging and social media

Writing for TV and Film

Creating the brand, building public relations and networking

Protecting your work: Copyright and other legal issues

Many people have got their career lives all figured out courtesy of their natural talents. Many more do not have the knowhow or the belief to turn their talents into careers and this is a good place to start. Here are some FAQs to shed more light on the program.

Interested parties can follow the conversation on twitter by looking at the hashtag


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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