With the Tumaini Arts Festival only a week from now, the event’s founder Menes La Plume on Saturday amused the audience of the Lilongwe storytelling session with his performance.
The multilingual poet and musician said he felt proud and inspired to witness the talent of young writers as well as to perform at the session for the first time.
La Plume said: “This is a wonderful platform that we need in the country. It gives young writers a chance to explore their talents. I hope one day we can collaborate with this platform and have storytelling sessions at Dzaleka Refugee Camp so that all these wonderful writers can interact.”
Storytelling sessions founder Ekari Mbvundula said bringing in renowned artists such as La Plume was one way of expanding the platform to reach out to more people, especially in the coming year.
She said: “This is the last storytelling session in Lilongwe this year but we wanted to end it with a bang. It’s more or less a preamble for next year. We have big things planned and we hope bringing in more acts like La Plume can inspire writers and excite our audience.”
Mbvundula started the sessions in November 2017 as a way of connecting young writers to share ideas and their works and has since hosted 10 sessions. The last session for the year is expected to be held at Jacaranda Cultural Centre in Blantyre on November 30.