The storytelling group is a supportive space where Akwaaba members meet in solidarity and friendship to explore writing and the sharing of stories—whether real or imagined, people’s own or those they have noticed around them.

Each session is led by a practising writer. We read & talk about short texts and take part in quiet writing time, but if you prefer just to come and listen to the discussion, we’ll be happy to see you. No one is ever called on to speak, or to share writing, unless they want to. (Click here for our storytellers agreement.)

We’ve performed twice at Stoke Newington Literary Festival (click here for performance text) and are exploring new ways of sharing the group’s writing.

We welcome all adults, whether you enjoy writing or have never really tried it before and are just curious. You do not have to tell stories about being a migrant. You do not have to tell stories at all. The group is first and foremost about enjoying one another’s company and creativity.

We’re also keen to hear from practising writers who are interested in joining our team of facilitators.

If you would like to join the group as a member or facilitator, or if you would like to support Akwaaba storytelling in another way, you can contact us at

New members can also just turn up on a Sunday afternoon at 2.30.