Welcome to Femrite The Uganda Women Writers Association

We are a community of women writers from Uganda, nurturing each other to write novels, short stories, poetry, children’s books and real/true life stories and much more.

FEMRITE – Uganda women writers association is an indigenous Non-Governmental Organisation that promotes women writing in Uganda. Though it started in 1995, it was officially launched on 3rd May 1996 at the Uganda National Cultural Centre. The organisation which was founded by a small group of women under the mobilisation of  Mary Karooro Okurut aims at creating an enabling atmosphere for women to write, tell and publish their stories.   FEMRITE has since then spread wings and grown in membership, publishing, training and promoting writers, some of whom have received national and international recognition.

Our vision: A community of published writers meaningfully contributing to national and international development through creative writing.

Our mission: Training, promoting and consolidating writers.

Strategic goal: To be a centre of excellence for creative writing in Africa.

Our values:

  • Sisterhood
  • Professionalism
  • Commitment to writing
  • Love of books
  • Voluntarism
  • Integrity