What is Bhala?

Writing is more than a basic skill; it is a legitimate career path for the working class in Africa. To this end, the Bhala community serves members as a bridge between writing talent and income generation. This community is for the aspiring and the accomplished alike; a platform for both sharing and learning. 

Bhala is a community that champions and inspires good writing and is a platform built for collaboration, growth and crucial dialogue.

How does it work?

The Bhala community supports writers to become effective communicators that can convert words into money. Members will be invited to an online social community where they will join other writers and:

  1. Access Relevant Resources - Bhala offers workshops and webinars that are tailored to the writer’s journey. 
  2. Leverage a Peer Network - Bhala writers primarily learn from one another through conversation and constructive feedback.
  3. Apply for Opportunities - Bhala connects its community members to teaching opportunities, writing opportunities, reporting opportunities with the primary goal of growth and income generation.

How do you become a member?

Joining Bhala will connect you to a community of talented writers, avid readers and critical thinkers. It is a network of like-minded people that ask pertinent questions and give thoughtful feedback. 

The Bhala Masterclass Series

For the next several months, we will be hosting a Masterclass series where participants will explore the fundamentals of writing, from the building blocks (grammar and syntax) to purposeful and high-impact delivery, and discover the ins and outs of writing as a profession - in all its shades. Look out for more information on the next Masterclass in the coming week!

In the meantime, join our community for supportive writing sessions.  Write with us for one hour every Wednesday at 5 p.m. SAST and tell us what you are working on!

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Bhala believes that writing is more than a basic skill; it is a legitimate career path for the working class in Africa. Leave your details below if you believe the same or would like to hear more!