The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, through its Red Location Digital Library and Archives, conducted a six-day writing program for aspiring local writers under the theme, “A good story to tell”.
The creative writing programme took place at Mendi Arts Centre in New Brighton from 29 June – 6 July 2022.
The program seeks to impart knowledge to NMBM youth who have identified themselves as aspiring authors and assist them in understanding the book market and the responsibilities and skills required to become successful authors.
The NMBM and Red Location Digital Library and Archive identified a need to assist marginalized unemployed youth who have a knack for writing and story-telling but lack essential skills to ensure their talent is realized.
Next month, participants will be welcomed to the seminar’s official closing celebration, where they will receive their certificates and mingle with the relevant stakeholders who will be on hand to share their knowledge and experience.