Welcome to the Storytellers’ Café

Photos by Innovation Village

On the evening of Thursday, 7 May 2015, a huge crowd converged at the rooftop of the Kigali Public Library in Kacyiru. The rendezvous had been set for a week or so, mainly through open invitations shared via the web.

“Invitation – Spoken Word at Innovation Village,” the subject of one email to a member of The Kigalian. It also explains how this is not the usual monthly spoken word events

We would like to invite you to an evening of storytelling, poetry and live jazz in partnership with Spoken Word Rwanda. A celebration of new beginnings and an introduction of Innovation Village […].

A few days later, there are messages circulating across Twitter and Facebook. People are talking about it; at least those who have always stood by the spoken word community.



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