The Ghana Association of Writers (GAW) is the foremost writers association in Ghana. The Association has been in existence since 1957, when it was then called the Ghana Society of Writers and later changed to its current name.
Its aim is to bring together all the writers of the country, to protect and champion the interests of writers, and to foster the development of Ghanaian literature.
The Association has branches all over the country at regional, tertiary, secondary and community levels. The very vibrant chapters of the Association at the tertiary level are the Central University College, University of Education, Winneba and the University of Cape Coast chapters. The defunct University of Ghana Chapter is being revived through the ingenuity of students such as Ms. Josephine Attafuor, Ms. Akosua Badu-Brown and Ms. Evelyn Asare, with the support of the current President of GAW, Francis Gbormittah, who happens to be a lecturer at the Department of Theatre Arts, School of Performing Arts, University of Ghana, Legon.
GAW sees UG-Legon Chapter as a very essential tertiary chapter to bring together young writers and gives them the opportunity to learn and share ideas. The President of GAW has affirmed this during a meeting with some students at the UG, Legon campus on May 29, 2019. Present at the meeting was the National Organizing Secretary of GAW Mrs. Mariska Araba Taylor-Darko. She reiterated the President’s move to reintroduce the association on campus and encouraged all students who had the interest in literature and the yearn for knowledge to be part of the association.
All student writers and upcoming writers who seek to impact the student community, Ghana and the world at large through writing are welcome to join the University of Ghana- Legon Chapter of the Ghana Association of Writers.
Written by: Evelyn Asare