Creative Writing Academy

About Creative Writing Academy

About Us

The Creative Writing Academy (CWA) is an educational institution that equips students with practical proficiency and competence in Creative Writing, News Writing, Business Writing, Entrepreneurial Skills, English Proficiency and Effective Communication.

As we take to the global stage, our aim is to produce writers and communicators who can move people to action, connect with people around the world and establish relationships for commerce, trade, innovation, the creative arts and tourism.

Also, as colonial education continues to indoctrinate youth via rote learning methods, we feel it is imperative that Ghanaians be taught critical thinking-- in essence, problem solving. Writing creatively forces the mind to be curious. It works to develop ideas. It encourages research, knowledge-building and quests for truth.

CWA is registered in Ghana under the Companies Code 1963 (Act 179) as an educational institution that equips students with practical proficiency and competence in writing and vital skills for growth and development.

The Academy’s renowned faculty and staff come from esteemed universities and colleges as well as professional bodies and institutions. These faculty and facilitators include distinguished published fiction writers, playwrights, poets, journalists, experts in entrepreneurial skills, finance and business management, film directors and essayists whose aim is to guide students to develop their skills and expand their conceptual appreciation of writing as an art form.

Our Mission

To be an Academy of Excellence in Creative Writing in Ghana and the rest of the World.

Our Vision

To equip students with practical proficiency and competence in Creative Writing.

Objectives and Strategic Mandate:

To develop writers who can compete with the world’s best authors.
To produce human resource to boost efficiency in fields such as Fiction and Non-Fiction Writing, Poetry, Playwriting, Scriptwriting, Speechwriting, Newswriting, Business Writing, Effective Communication, English Proficiency and Critical Thinking & Reasoning.
To provide professional training and development in Creative Writing across varied genres and disciplines.
To foster collaborative and professional relationships with institutions in similar fields to improve on human capacity-building.
To provide and sustain a favourable teaching and learning environment.

The Creative Writing Academy offers:

Business Writing (Memoranda, Letters, Proposals, Reports etc.).
Critical Thinking & Reasoning.
Effective Communication.
English Proficiency (Grammar, Oral, Aural comprehension, written comprehension, writing etc.).
How to Sell Your Script.
How to Publish your Script or Manuscript.
Legal Issues in Writing.
Playwriting (Theatre).
Presentation Skills.
Scriptwriting (Film, Television, Radio).
The Novel as a Narrative.
Theory and Practice in Contemporary Poetry.
Time Management.
The Art of the Short Story.
Writing for Media (Newspapers, Magazines, Radio, Television).
Writing for Children.
Writing Romance.
Writing Biographies/Autobiographies.
At the end of the programme, students who produce exceptional work will receive a publication contract.
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