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Promoting the advancement of writers’ worldwide.
The World Writers’ Association (WoWA) represents creative writers across the seven continents in the world.
It is founded in 2020 by over 800+ Global Ambassadors from across the world, accepted into the World Literacy Foundation Ambassadors Program 2020, with the author Modou Lamin Age- Almusaf Sowe as its executive director.
The WoWA aims to provide funding seed money to national writers associations around the world, to commemorate world book day and world literacy day annually. It also annually publish the list of the world’s 7 most prolific writers from the 7 continents in the world, selected by a panel of six writers and critics, who had been asked to choose 7 English language writers that shaped our world through their writings. The association is a voluntary, non-profit-making, non-partisan, non-religious and non-segregationist global organization situated in South Africa.
Aims and Objectives
The Objectives of the association shall be to:
1. Provide, support and facilitate funding seed money to national writers’ associations around the world to commemorate International Literacy Day and World Book Day respectively;
2. Implement and promote programmers of the AU Agenda 2063, and the UN SDGs and MDGs,
3. Promote links between writers’ associations to enhance their collective and individual literary capacities, productivity and interests, nationally and internationally;
4. Establish high standards in writing, production and publication of texts from the seven continents in the world;
5. Present the Shakespeare Memorial Awards (SMA) annually to deserving authors on 23rd April;
6. Defend the professional interests of its members in economic, legal and political contexts, their right to remuneration and compensation for their works, their relevance in cultural and social policy, freedom of expression, freedom of association, and the importance of lesser spoken and written languages.
7. Is part of the consortium implementing the European Union Prize for Literature, in collaboration with the European Commission and the World Literacy Foundation.
9. To do all things that helps to promote the aims and objectives of the association.