“All children are artists. The problem is how the child remains an artist once he grows up.”
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
As an author, I know that I hold someone’s beating heart in my hand, when I work on their lovingly crafted work. Consequently, I take great care, when pointing out areas that need improvement as well as where a writer’s strength lies. Feedback received is designed to give each writer what they need to enable them to fulfil their particular ambitions.
Our Junior Academy/After-School Club students range from the age of 5 to 16. Our Diploma students range from 18 to 80. Some are at the very beginning of their writing career, some are published authors who want to write better, some are referred to us by publishers, some are at a stage in their life where they feel ready to write their life story, and others have completed poems, short stories, scripts or novels and are still waiting fora publishing contract.
Our renowned faculty and staff come from esteemed universities and colleges as well as from professional bodies and institutions. We also invite specialised guest writers to facilitate master classes. These faculty and facilitators are distinguished published fiction writers, playwrights, poets, essayists, etc., who guide students to develop their skills and expand their conceptual appreciation of writing as an art form. Together, we aim to support and motivate our students to attain that all-important publishing
Our Workshops and Master classes cover the commercial potential of a writer’s concept and where it fits in with the market analysis, as well as suggestions regarding structure, plot, pace, characterization,tone,imagery, voice, style and where appropriate, synopsis and covering letter.
Having worked on stories in all genres over the past three decades, I’ve had the immense pleasure of seeing authors I’ve worked with, sign up with agents and have their work published. Founding the Creative Writing Academy (CWA) has been a challenging yet enjoyable experience. I am grateful for CWA’s success and growing reputation as an Academy of Excellence in Ghana and the rest of the world.
My sincere thanks to the dedicated faculty, staff and students who have made this possible.