University of Pittsburgh

Department of Africana Studies

Affiliated Activities

The Kuntu Writers' Workshop


Kuntu Writers' Workshop was founded in 1976 by the late August Wilson and the late Rob Penny.


To bring writers together in a meaningful discussion and to assist them with getting published and/or produced.

Mission Statement

1. To bring writers together for meaningful discussion.
2. To assist writers in getting published and or produced.
3. To be a presenting organization.


To develop and celebrate Black writers and enhance cultural enrichment in the global community.

Meetings Schedules

The Kuntu Writers' Workshop meets the first and third Saturday of each month from noon to 4 p.m. in the office of the Department of Africana Studies. There are workshop sessions in poetry, fiction, and playwriting. It is free and open to students, non-students, youth, and senior citizens.

Kuntu performing Sarafina! a musical about students who led the anti-apartheid Soweto riots.

Our Mission is The study, research, interpretation, and dissemination of knowledge concerning African American, African, and Caribbean affairs and culture.