The Story Club is a social gathering of people that are passionate about the arts; readers, writes, critics, editors, musicians, teachers, painters, art managers, photographers, film makers and all people in the arts industry. It celebrates all forms of art, from literature to visual arts and anything in-between. The club gathers to critique and celebrate art, share happenings around the world in the arts scene but also, more importantly, links art to our social economic existence. The club has a deliberate focus on how art can shape the future of our country and continent. In 2015 The Story Club produced an all-Africa anthology that carries futuristic stories of how writers imagine the future 500 years from then. Since its inception, the club has engaged artists from Denmark, Netherlands, Uganda, South Africa, Botswana, Nigeria, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Kenya, and many parts of the world, who have visited Malawi to interact with artists and art lovers.
The Story Club Arts Café
The café is an arts hub, a physical space owned by the Story Club. It is situated in area 47 Lilongwe. Opened in July 2017, the hub provides space for events and houses the Story Club offices. Fully furnished with a kitchen, office space, an outside space, lounges, the hub is an environment suitable for production.
The Story Club Artists Residence
The Story Club artist-in-residence is a two month long program that exists to invite artists and scholars to reside at the Story Club’s Serene Cottages along the beaches of Lake Malawi, in Lifuu, Salima. The residence provides accommodation, a working studio, and facilities for personal catering. It is suitable for writers, composers, and academicians.