Ama Ata Aidoo Centre for Creative Writing

a home for writers, readers, and the literary community

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The AAA Center for Creative Writing is a unit dedicated to furthering AUCC’s role in the development of a national literature through programs, projects and activities
that will both nurture literary writers and literary scholars in Ghana, and encourage their interaction with other writers and artists in West Africa and around the world.

  • Reading and Talks: The series Distinguished Visiting Writers, One Book One Community, In their Own Words, and Notable New Writers bring some of today's most recognized authors to Adabraka, Accra, for readings, talks, and other engagements with students and the community

  • Classes and Workshops: Writing Clinic and Writers Studio offer intimate and accessible Fiction, Poetry and Creative Nonfiction writing classes and workshops with acclaimed authors and faculty members in person and in online formats

  • Writers’ Conferences: An annual three-day Writers Conference (with new art/crafts and acoustic music) are held at Discovery House

  • Public/Street Recitals and Readings: Tabon, a one-day street festival (Sunday during the Homowo) of kasahari (street poetry), comedy, street food, street art and Ga music in honor of the community’s roots, is held at Discovery House and adjoining street corners. Event is in collaboration with local business, media, Hospitality, Banks, the traditional authority, the police and medical services
  • Adabraka: Stories from the Centre of the World

  • Larabanga: Short Stories from the Savannah

At home and abroad, the AAA Center for Creative Writing engages in numerous efforts to broaden perspectives, promote mutual understanding, and foster international literary exchange.

From 2020 onward, the Center hopes to present notable authors at select Literary Festivals on the continent, ensuring that Ghanaian voices continue to be part of an international literary conversation.
  • Ghana Association of Writers
  • PanAfrican Writers Association
  • Ghana Book Publishers Association
  • Ghana Book Trust
  • Writers Project of Ghana
  • George Padmore Library
  • W. E. Dubois Center for Pan African Culture