GAW Programmes and Events of the year 2021

Presisdent's Address

Dear friend,

Welcome to the New Year!

I hope you and your relations are doing well. Best wishes of 2021 from me and the Ghana Association of Writers (GAW) to you. We hope that 2021 will be kinder to us than 2020.

I am contacting you today so as to inform you about some of our programmes in 2021. It is also to offer my deepest appreciation to you, our donors, partners, supporters, friends and volunteers who were part of our pursuits over the past year and made the year worthwhile, in spite of the difficult days.

Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, most of our programmes will be offered on digital spaces or virtually. Others will be available in a hybrid or a blended form (virtual and in-person). Virtual programmes will, normally, be accessible via the Zoom Online Chat Platform. The Association is evolving as our digital lives change and we are adapting to new knowledge and experiences. We have made some investments in new technologies and know-hows in order to continue to make the Association relevant and ready for the things you have come to expect. I would like to mention our new Website, www.gaw.org.gh and Online Bookselling/Shopping Platform called AdinkraScrolls, which will be officially launched this February. We have a lot to be thankful for heading into 2021.

I look forward to the support and collaborations that will strengthen, sustain and make us stronger to deliver on our task of “fostering the development of good literature” and “awakening and cultivating literary consciousness of the Ghanaian public.”

If you would like more information about a particular programme or just want to reach out, please email admin@gaw.org.gh On the whole, I am excited to start into 2021 with new ideas and vigour to lead the course of our dear association.

I wish you all the best,

Francis Gbormittah
President, GAW

January

Event: Creative writing for social change: Re-dream a just world.
Date(s): January 27 – February 17, 2021. 
Information: https://www.gaw.org.gh/iwwg

February

Event: GAW Sunday.
Venue: Virtual (Zoom).
Date(s): Sunday, February 7, 2021.
Time: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Information:  https://gaw.org.gh/gaw

Event: Launch of GAW Website & E-Commerce Platform.
Venue: Virtual (Zoom) & In-Person, PAWA House, Accra. 
Date(s): Monday, February 15, 2021.
Time: 4 p.m.
Information: https://gaw.org.gh

Event: General Meeting. 
Venue: Virtual (Zoom) & In-Person, PAWA House, Accra.
Date(s): Saturday, February 20, 2021.
Time: 10 a.m.

Event: International Mother Language Day.
Venue: Virtual (Zoom) & In-Person, PAWA House, Accra.
Date(s): Sunday, February 21, 2021.
Time: To be announced.

Event: Launch of GAW Literary Awards.
Venue: Virtual (Zoom).
Date(s): To be announced. Time: To be announced.
Information: https://gaw.org.gh/gaw

March

Event: Read-A-Ghana-Book Month.
Venue: Virtual (Zoom) & In-Person at various locations throughout the Month.
Date(s): Various dates throughout the Month.
Time: Various times throughout the Month. 
Information: https://gaw.org.gh/gaw

Event: GAW Sunday.
Venue: Virtual (Zoom).
Date(s): Sun., March 7, 2021.
Time: 4pm – 6pm.
Information: https://gaw.org.gh/gaw

Event: GAW Young Writers’ Forum.
Venue: Virtual (Zoom).
Date(s): To be announced. 
Time: To be announced.
Information: https://gaw.org.gh/gaw

Event: Memoir Writing Workshop.
Venue: Virtual (Zoom) & In-Person, PAWA House, Accra.
Date(s): To be announced.
Time: To be announced.

Event: NEC & Regional Executives Meeting.
Venue: Virtual (Zoom).
Date(s): To be announced.
Time: To be announced.

Event: World Poetry Day.
Date: Sunday, March 21, 2021.
Venue: Virtual (Zoom) & In-Person, PAWA House, Accra.
Date(s): To be announced.

April

Event: International Children’s Book Day.
Venue: Virtual (Zoom) & In-Person, PAWA House, Accra.
Date(s): Friday, April 2, 2021.
Time: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Event: GAW Sunday.
Venue: Virtual (Zoom).
Date(s): Sunday, April 4, 2021.
Time: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Information: https://gaw.org.gh/gaw

Event: Screen Writing Workshop.
Venue: Virtual (Zoom) & In-Person, PAWA House, Accra.
Date(s): To be announced.
Time: To be announced.

Event: World Book and Copyright Day.
Venue: Virtual (Zoom) & In-Person (to be announced).
Date(s): Friday, April 23, 2021.
Time: To be announced.

Event: Distinguished Authors and Personalities Lecture Series.
Venue: Virtual (Zoom) & In-Person (to be announced).
Date(s): To be announced.
Time: To be announced.
Information: https://gaw.org.gh/gaw

May

Event: GAW Sunday.
Venue: Virtual (Zoom) & In-Person.
Date(s): Sunday, May 2, 2021.
Time: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Information: https://gaw.org.gh/gaw

Event: Play Writing Workshop.
Venue: Virtual (Zoom) & In-Person.
Date(s): To be announced.
Time: To be announced.

Event: General Meeting.
Venue: Virtual (Zoom) & In Person.
Date(s): To be announced.
Time: To be announced.

June

Event: GAW Sunday.
Venue: Virtual (Zoom) & In-Person, PAWA House, Accra.
Date(s): Sunday, June 6, 2021.
Time: 4pm – 6pm.
Information: https://gaw.org.gh/gaw

Event: NEC & Regional Executives Meeting.
Venue: Virtual (Zoom).
Date(s): To be announced.
Time: To be announced.

July

Event: GAW Sunday.
Venue: Virtual (Zoom) & In-Person.
Date(s): Sunday, July 4, 2021.
Time: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. 
Information:  https://gaw.org.gh/gaw

Event: GAW Festival of Plays.
Venue: Virtual (Zoom) & In Person (To be announced).
Date(s): To be announced.
Time: To be announced.
Information: https://gaw.org.gh/gaw

Event: Distinguished Authors and Personalities Lecture Series.
Venue: Virtual (Zoom) & In-Person (to be announced).
Date(s): To be announced. Time: To be announced.
Information: https://gaw.org.gh/gaw

Event: Workshop on Narrative Drive.
Venue: Virtual (Zoom) & In-Person, PAWA House, Accra.
Date(s): To be announced.
Time: To be announced.

August

Event: GAW Sunday.
Venue: Virtual (Zoom) & In-Person, PAWA House, Accra.
Date(s): Sunday, August 1, 2021.
Time: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Information:  https://gaw.org.gh/gaw

Event: Annual Schools Short Story Competition.
Venue: Various Locations.
Date(s): To be announced.
Time: To be announced.
Information: https://gaw.org.gh/gaw

Event: Writing in Indigenous Languages.
Venue: To be Virtual (Zoom) & In-Person, PAWA House, Accra.
Date(s): To be announced.
Time: To be announced.

Event: General Meeting.
Venue: Virtual (Zoom) & In-Person, PAWA House, Accra.
Date(s): To be announced.
Time: To be announced.

Event: NEC & Regional Executives Meeting.
Venue: Virtual (Zoom).
Date(s): To be announced.
Time: To be announced.

September

Event: GAW Sunday.
Venue: Virtual (Zoom) & In-Person.
Date(s): Sunday, September 5, 2021.
Time: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Information: https://gaw.org.gh/gaw

Event: International Literacy Day.
Venue: Virtual (Zoom) & In-Person, PAWA House, Accra.
Date(s): Wednesday, September 8, 2021.
Time: To be announced.

Event: Ghana Association of Writers Book Festival (GAWBOFEST).
Venue: Virtual (Zoom) & In-Person, PAWA House, Accra.
Date(s): Monday & Tuesday, September 20 - 21, 2021.
Time: To be announced.
Information: https://gaw.org.gh/gaw

October

Event: GAW Sunday.
Venue: Virtual (Zoom) & In-Person, PAWA House, Accra.
Date(s): Sunday, October 3, 2021.
Time: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Information: https://gaw.org.gh/gaw

Event: Poetry Workshop.
Venue: Virtual (Zoom) & In-Person, PAWA House, Accra.
Date(s): To be announced.
Time: To be announced.

Event: Distinguished Authors and Personalities Lecture Series.
Venue: Virtual (Zoom) & In-Person (to be announced).
Date(s): To be announced.
Time: To be announced.
Information: https://gaw.org.gh/gaw

Event: General Meeting.
Venue: Virtual (Zoom) & In-Person.
Date(s): To be announced.
Time: To be announced.

November

Event: GAW Sunday
Venue: Virtual (Zoom) & In-Person, PAWA House, Accra.
Date(s): Sunday, November 7, 2021.
Time: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Information: https://gaw.org.gh/gaw

Event: African Writers Day (PAWA Day).
Venue: To be announced.
Date(s): Sunday, November 7, 2021.
Time: To be announced.

Event: GAW Annual Literary Awards.
Venue: Virtual (Zoom) & In-Person (to be announced).
Date(s): To be announced.
Time: To be announced.
Information: https://gaw.org.gh/gaw

Event: GAW Congress.
Venue: Virtual (Zoom) & In-Person, PAWA House, Accra.
Date(s): To be announced. Time: To be announced.
Information: https://gaw.org.gh/gaw

December
Event: GAW Sunday.
Venue: Virtual (Zoom) & In-Person, PAWA House, Accra.
Date(s): Sunday, December 5, 2021.
Time: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Information:  https://gaw.org.gh/gaw Event: GAW Young Writers’ Forum.
 Venue: Virtual (Zoom) & In-Person, PAWA House, Accra.
Date(s): To be announced.
Time: To be announced.
Information: https://gaw.org.gh/gaw Event: Workshop on Publishing & Marketing.
Venue: Virtual & In-Person, PAWA House, Accra.
Date(s): To be announced.
Time: To be announced. Event: NEC & Regional Executives Meeting.
Venue: Virtual (Zoom).
Date(s): To be announced.
Time: To be announced.

This Month at GAW

February 2021

Event: GAW Sunday
Venue: Virtual (Zoom)
Date(s): Sunday, February 7, 2021.
Time: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Information: https://gaw.org.gh/gawsunday2021

Event: Launch of GAW Website & Bookselling/Shopping Platform.
Venue: Virtual (Zoom) & In-Person, PAWA House, Accra.
Date(s): Monday, February 15, 2021.
Time: 4 p.m.
Information: https://gaw.org.gh

Event: General Meeting.
Venue: Virtual (Zoom) & In-Person, PAWA House, Accra.
Date(s): Saturday, February 20, 2021.
Time: 10 a.m.

Event: International Mother Language Day.
Venue: Virtual (Zoom) & In-Person, PAWA House, Accra.
Date(s): Sunday, February 21, 2021.
Time: To be announced.

Event: Launch of GAW Literary Awards.
Venue: Virtual (Zoom).
Date(s): To be announced.
Time: To be announced.
Information: https://gaw.org.gh/gaw