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iHub By Jessica Colaço / April 17, 2011

POWO: Poets & Writers Online


A forum for Poets & Writers Online

Target group: Poets, writers with blogs and those with an interest in writing and using the internet in their writing.

Type of Forum: A once in a month meet-up that will incorporate performances, guest speakers and some hands on training.
Forum objectives

- Provide a space for interaction between different poets, writers

- Sharing ideas and experiences

- Gain useful tips in using different tech tools in the writing quest

- Get expert advice on legal, writing matters

- Make a cultural and social contribution to generation of local content
Forum Agenda

a. Guest Speakers - Experts on various fields to offer advice on :- Blogging, legal issues(copyrights, Intellectual Property, Creative Commons), SEO, use of Social media to promote one writing, online opportunities, useful resources on the net (online literary mags) Seasoned blogger writers/poets sharing their experiences, challenges, opportunities etc.

Publishers – what they look for in a good story or poem. ­ Sites that publish poems & stories - Making money through writing both online & offline ­ Growing from a blog to a website

b. Hands on skills - Creating a blog SEO Identifying, Joining & utilizing various social media

c. Poetry performances in between sessions

d. Q&A session

The ground-breaking forum, POWO Meeting will be on 23rd April, 2011 from 11.30am – 2pm. This forum is geared to bridge the gap between aspiring poets and writers in the use of Internet and The Guest Speakers will be:

1. Joseph Mucheru – Google East & Central Africa Lead

2. Njoroge Matathia ( Potash) – Kenya Urban Narrative -

3. Wamathai – Blogger & Organiser of …….Monthly Event.

4. Muki Garang – Poet, activist, Hip Hop Artist, Techie

Please Click here to Register

Author : Jessica Colaço

Jessica Colaço is currently the Director of Partnerships at iHub. She was the Founding Manager between 2010 and 2011 at iHub and Research Director between 2011 and 2013 at iHub Research. She is passionate about Innovation, Research, Mobile and Robotics Technology, Mentorship and Entrepreneurship in Kenya as she uses her position at iHub to court local, regional and international stakeholders to adopt Kenyan-made and African-made solutions. As an upcoming angel investor, she courts local and international investors to invest in great tech ideas and companies at idea and concept stage. She is also a Mobile and Robotics Tech Evangelist, Co-Founder of WMIAfrica and AkiraChix, ISOC-Kenya Chapter, Treasurer, ACM-W Nairobi Chapter Chair, TED Global Fellow 2009 and upcoming Guitarist. She was named one of the top 40 women under 40 years in Kenya's business scene by Business Daily on 2009, 2011 and 2012. Her endeavour is to put Kenya and Africa on the map for technology achievements and spur innovation within the country and continent! She blogs at:

  • ANthony Kahonge at 00:27:50AM Monday, April 18, 2011

    Sounds very interesting, I can’t wait to hear about Search engine optimization from a Googler :-D

  • POWO: Poets & Writers Online » The Info Desk at 14:18:12PM Thursday, April 21, 2011

    [...] On the 23rd of April on the 4th floor of Bishop Magua building along Ngong road opposite uchumi hyper, iHub will be hosting a forum for online poets and writers to create networks, share ideas, gain useful tips in using different tech tools in writing, legal advice and tips on content enrichment. For more information and to register click here [...]

  • Poets and Writers meet at Nairobi’s Tech Hub for POWO at 10:16:12AM Wednesday, November 23, 2011

    [...] KAHONGE  @  @Miganphyl29 a link to the @iHubNairobi blog - #POWO 23 [...]

  • Review of 1st POWO | POWO | Poets and Writers Online at 22:41:09PM Thursday, April 26, 2012

    [...] Kahonge ANTHONY KAHONGE @ @Miganphyl29 a link to the @iHubNairobi blog - #POWO 23 Apr Favorite Retweet Reply [...]


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