The Creative Writing Masterclass is an in-person learning experience hosted by Bikozulu.

Our goal for the Masterclass is to inform and inspire our participants to write more professionally, more creatively.

Jackson Biko himself teaches the class.

He also prepares the curriculum; it draws from his personal experiences as a creative writer, 15 years in the industry and counting.

Biko has also published three books and won many creative writing awards.

The genre we focus on is creative non-fiction. That is, creative-nonfiction for writing in magazines, blogs, newspaper features, personal journals and any other platform that embraces creativity in its storytelling.

We will hold three Classes this year, all in-person.

From a Wednesday to a Friday, each day from 9 a.m to 4.30 p.m.

This is our 2024 calendar:

  • May-2024 Edition: Confirmed, 1 to 3 May 2024
  • August-2024 Edition: Tentative, 28 to 30 August 2024
  • November-2024 Edition: Tentative, 27 to 29 November 2024

No, all our Classes this year will be hosted in person.

However, the One-on-One Mentorship with Biko is an online class with a more flexible schedule, it’s tailored around your convenience.

Consider that one as well.

Charge per participant is KES40,000.

We only have 15 limited slots available.

The slots are on a first-come first-served basis – each slot goes to whoever pays first.

We do not reserve slots for anyone.

You can also make payment to reserve a slot for a future Edition.

We will email you a what-next email as soon as we receive your payment.

You have two options.

Option one: Pay in two installments. Make a deposit of KES20,000 to reserve your slot. Settle the balance of KES20,000 a week before Class.

Option two: Pay the full amount of KES40,000 upfront.

You will make your payment through our Marketplace.

Well, you will tell us how you would like us to proceed.

You can push your payment forward, as a pre-payment for a future edition of your choice. We will reserve your slot for you.


You can get for a full refund of your payment.


You can bump it up as deposit for the One-on-One Masterclass; this is a private writing mentorship program with Biko. It has a different structure and cost. All the details are here.

So yeah, you will tell us how you would like us to proceed.

There’s only one: you just have to love words (reading and writing them), and telling stories on paper.

Our Masterclass is a good fit for you if you are:

  • A novice writer looking to kick-start your professional writing career – you want to know what it takes to make a decent living from your words
  • Are seeking the push to get back into your old habits of reading and writing
  • Looking to incorporate colour and creativity in how you communicate in writing
  • Have written/are writing a book and seek the creative-writing skill to tighten your copy, before publishing your book
  • Employed full-time and would like to develop the basic skills to write on the side and make some money
  • Generating content online and would like to build an audience to market your content to (on websites, blogs and social media channels)

Our Masterclass does not cover the following in its curriculum:

  • Report writing for official communication
  • Copywriting for ad execs
  • Script writing for TV and radio
  • Poetry
  • Elements of style specific to fiction

Our curriculum explores writing as a craft, an art and as a profession.

We will cover the following – and more – during the Masterclass:

  • Storytelling in the genre of creative non-fiction
  • Intros and breaking into a story
  • The art of description and dialogue
  • Simple but emotive writing
  • Habits of a good writer
  • Collecting and refining story ideas
  • How to create writing discipline
  • The art of interviewing
  • How to make money from your writing
  • The world of self-publishing.

We will also host other writers from the industry as guest speakers.

Email us on [email protected].

Our Admin will be on hand to help you.