Kya Publishing Co-Presents International Writers' Workshop on February 20

TORONTO, ONT (February 2021) Toronto-based publishing and communications company Kya Publishing has partnered with Nairobi, Kenya's Mutendei Writes, and Cleveland, USA's Elevated Waves to present a virtual writers workshop across continents.

Featured writers include Mutendei Nabutete (Nairobi), Stacey Ann Berry (Toronto), Kamilah Haywood (Toronto), and Jameel Davis (Cleveland).

The workshop is scheduled for Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. EST and will take place for two hours over the Zoom platform.

Interested participants can register online here; there is a $10 USD fee to attend. After registering and submitting the $10 fee, participants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Zoom meeting.

A Message from Kenyan author Mutendei Writes:

There is no history more important than the history you make. Join myself and Stacey Ann Berry, as we talk all things writing related to "Character Development & Historical Representation," followed by "How to Use Writing to Ignite Freedom, Healing, and Power," respectively. An in depth discussion that promises to be insightful, educative, and well oriented for today's writer under the moderation of Cleveland's Jameel Davis and Toronto's Kamilah Haywood in partnership with Kya Publishing.

SESSION 1 // "Character Development and Historical Representations" by Mutendei Writes

SESSION 2 // "How to Use Writing to Ignite Freedom, Healing, and Power" by Stacey Ann Berry

WRITER Q&A // Jameel Davis and Kamilah Haywood

Participant Bios:

"Elias Nabutete (Mutendei Writes) a Kenyan, Nairobi based creative writer, author and blogger, focuses on using original, creative, structured writing to cover unique and genre inspired material.

Acknowledging the need of art to move beyond the narrow mainstream spectrum of modern day content, the breaking down of barriers in representation, and cultural obscurity has been a core focus, an impetus and source of concept generation and content enhancement.

Mutendei’s creative writing expanded from a high school hobby, kept through college, to an applied career. Engagement’s in writing projects, while supporting the development of other writers, has refined his focus on under-represented and misaligned themes, embedding them with cultural richness and value for the artistic world we move and operate in today.

In addition to sharing creative knowledge, alongside his achievements, collaborations and one off productions, ranging from spoken word performances, several scripts, and multiple diverse short stories hosted on his blog , Mutendei Writes has written several books, namely; Everything Mutendei; Shadow Walkers- The Glory Of Kings, Spruce Avenue, A Thriller Story, and Shadows In The Twilight, while also gaining international recognition for the comic adaption of Shadow Walkers - Mutendei Writes a writer, poet and comic book producer from Nairobi Kenya. - CNN Video."

Stacey Ann Berry is an innovative entrepreneur, published author, and a highly sought-after speaker.  As a presenter, she inspires audiences to take a leap of faith, motivates them to make a difference, and “ignite their inner essence”. 

Stacey is the founder and president of Bstellar™ Group Inc., which provides professional development workshops, as well as consulting services in government relations, community engagement and strategic planning. Her extensive professional experience in private, public and non-profit sectors provided her with essential building blocks to thrive as an entrepreneur.  

Stacey is a service-driven leader who is passionate about community development and advocacy.  As a former director for the Toronto Board of Health, she chaired the Public Health Champion Awards Selection Committee, served on the Performance Appraisal of the Medical Officer of Health Committee and the Association of Local Public Health Agencies (alPHa) Board of Directors. 

She has a master’s degree in Public Policy Administration and Law, as well as, an Honors BA in History and Law and Society from York University. |

"Kamilah Haywood (aka K WoodZ) is a three-time published author with Toronto's Kya Publishing. Her love for storytelling and inspirational narratives has also brought her to serve as a music manager, event coordinator, and project manager in Toronto.  Currently she is a co-host and founder of the online Chuuch Live Show, a member of the Toronto Urban Book Expo Board of Directors, and co-founder of W.A.R Productions."  

IG: @kwoodz29 | @chuuchliveshow | @canadian_author 

Twitter:  @kamilahhhaywood | Facebook:  Kamilah Haywood | Linked in:  Kamilah Haywood" 

"Cleveland’s own International Speaker & Author Jameel Davis, earned his Bachelors of Arts Degree in Criminology & Justice Studies from Kent State University in 2013 and has been employed at the Cuyahoga County Sheriff Department ever since. Shortly thereafter, he became an Agent of Change, a Speaker, Writer, Poet, & Author.

In his community, Jameel is known as a positive and highly respectable individual, dedicated to promoting kindness, understanding and hope to disadvantage children and adults alike. He is committed to sharing his story, lifting up and empowering others through his motivational talks, inspiring poetry and books, as well as shinning rays of hope throughout Cleveland, Oh and beyond. Jameel is known for his educational seminars surrounding book publishing, dating and relationships, and his speaking appearances at schools and organizations."

For additional information, please visit the Facebook event page, or email 


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