NaiWA, the Nairobi Writing Academy, offers online classes in various creative writing areas including short and long fiction, poetry, screenwriting, creative non-fiction. Classes generally run for between 10 to 20 weeks and are led by published and award-winning African and non-African writers.

These classes are primarily designed for African writers living on the continent, but past participants have been located worldwide including in the USA, UK, Japan and Eastern Europe.

Each class offers at least two scholarship opportunities. For clarifications, contact Makena at



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