27 March, 2020
Dear Friends of Babishai, Lovers of Poetry, and Leaders in the Arts,
We are looking forward to a tomorrow that is better than today.
During this time when the world seems to be spinning under our feet, let’s keep our heads high, and remember the effectiveness of our togetherness, our creativity and our steed. In these unprecedented days with Covid-19 stretching its ugly neck in unwanted spaces, the Babishai team has agreed to postpone our festival, which was scheduled for June, 25-28 2020,in Kibaale, by the crater lake.
We appreciate all who have reached out to us with care and advice, poets, academics, well-wishers and friends. That means a lot, that even with your own challenges, you still think of others. The #Babishai2020 Haiku award deadline passed and the judges shall proceed with their work. The announcement of the shortlist and winners though, shall be postponed to June 2020, until we finalize on a new date for the festival.
Please take care of yourselves and your loved ones. Keep to the prevention measures, until we kick Corona out of our lives.
Keep writing and reciting too, because people around you need the warmth that stems from a creative mind, more than ever.
The Babishai Team