Pen Malawi hosts symposium


Pen Malawi has organised a day-long symposium today at FCB Training Centre in Blantyre.

It will feature several presentations from players including veteran poet Benedicto Wokoma-atani Malunga and runs under the theme ‘Contemporary Ills, Challenges and Catastrophes in the Globe Arena – A Human Take in Malawi’.

“This is not the first time we are holding a symposium. We have been holding them but, this time, the focus is on the effects of Covid. Every sector has not been spared including us and, so, we need to find solutions,” Pen Malawi President Alfred Msadala said Monday.


He said there will also be an exhibition of books at the symposium since it will act as a perfect platform for creatives to interact and share ideas.

Other presenters at the symposium are Ndongolera Mwangupili, Norah Lungu, Wezi Msukwa Panje, Temwani Mgunda, Rhoda Zulu, Ron Muphuwa, William Mpina and Grace Sharra.

Pen Malawi has this year embarked on different projects as part of promoting reading and writing culture in the country.


These initiatives include the one-year African Story Box programme, which has seen them partnering Book Aid International from the United Kingdom and targets children.

Apart from the African Story Box initiative, Pen Malawi has translated the book The Invisible Guest in Moonminvalley written by Tove Janson to Chichewa and is being used in four schools in Blantyre Rural.

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