BRIEF – Mbizo CHIRASHA is an International Zimbabwean. Acclaimed Literary Arts Activism Projects Diplomatie (Originator, Initiative, Publisher, Curator, and Writer in Residence, Festival Poet, Chronicler, Fellow and Convener). Hallowed Internet, Digital and Social Media Publisher. Multi-Award-winning Arts for Human Rights Fellow. A globally Certified Word Culture and Literary Arts Influencer , Academia Mundal de Literatura ,Historia, Arte y Cultura(https://directoriomundial.allimo.org/Mbizo-Chirasha).
Worldproven SpokenWordArtist and Distinguished Festival Poet, Symposium Discussant/Speaker. Globally Published Page Poet, Multi-genre Writer and Anthologist.
Publisher and Originator at TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC Digital Writers Center (International). UNESCO -RILA Affiliate Artist (Glasgow, Scotland) (gramnet.wordpress.com). Africa OutReach Coordinator (Ihraf.org). 2019 African Fellow for the International Human Rights Art Festival(https://ihraf.org/international-fellows ) .Resident Coordinator of All Africa Poetry Symposium(100tpc.org). Co-Team Member and Poetry Arts Activist at BeZine Arts and Humanities Magazine (Bezine.com, USA). Co-Editor/Curator of SECONDEARTHOFEARTHISPEACE, (USA) (https://worldbeyondwar.org/secondname). 2020 Freedom of Speech/Literary Arts Activism Culture Fellow at PEN-Zentrum Deutschland, (Germany). Co-Editor of Street Voices Volume7 (with Andreas Weiland, German, English). Poet in Residence at the Fictional Cafe, (USA) (https://www.fictionalcafe.com/please-welcome-mbizo…). Founder and Creative Director of GirlChildCreativityProject, GirlChildTalent Festival and Young Writers Caravan (Zimbabwe).
2019 SotambeFestival Live Literature Hub/Word FringeProducer (Kitwe, Zambia). 2015 Artist in Residence at Shungunamutitima Film and Arts Festival (Livingstone, Zambia). 2011 International Poetry Day Guest Reading (USA Embassy Cultural Events, Harare). 2003 Young Writers Delegate to the GoterborgIntermatinal Book Fair (Sida Diplomatic Luncheon, Swedish Writers Union, Sida Africa Pavilion and Nordic African Institute, Sweden). 2009 Poet in Residence of International African Culture and Development,ICACD( Accra, Ghana). 2009 Writer/Publisher Fellow to the Inaugural UNESCO Photo Novel Intensive Training (Tanzania) 2007 Special Poetry Artist of Zimbabwe Travel Expo (Tourism Authority, Zimbabwe).2006 United Nations Day Poet (Tribute to Kofi Annan, UN Mission Zimbabwe).
Author of a Letter to the President (Zimbabwe) Co-Author of Metaphors of the Rainbow (Malawi). Co-Author of Whispering Woes of Ganges and Zambezi (India, USA). Co-Editor of SecondNameofEarthisPEACE (WorldBeyondWar.org, USA)
African Contributor Poet /Essayist at Monk Arts and Soul Magazine (UK). DitchPoetry( Alberta University,Creative Writing ,Canada). Poetry Potion( Canada). FullofCrow(Canada). Scarlet Leaf( Canada). PoetrySoup( USA). PoemHunter(USA).OneGhanaOneVoice(Ghana).RhythmInternationalVoices(Canada).AfricanWriter.com(Nigeria).OviMagazine(Finland) Atunis Galatica( edited Agron Shele, Belgium). BlackWell PoetryPamplhet (Oxford School of Poetry, UK). Litnet ( South Africa) . OfiPress( Mexico City). FemAsiaMagazine (UK). InkSweatandTears (UK). Squackback (USA).The Poet a Day Zine (founded by the late Maestro G Jamie Dedes, Brooklyn, and USA). DemerPress International Poetry Series (curated and edited by Hannie Rouweler, Netherlands). World Poetry Almanac Series( Curated and Edited by Hadaa Sendoo, Mongloia). Poesi. Is Journal (edited by Peter Semolic, Slovenia). Festival de Poesia de Medellin (founded and directed by Fernando Rendon, Colombia).DIOGEN Magazine (Turkey). RuckSackPatchPoetry, Voices of Diversity (Passion for Poetry, curated by Antje Sehn, Italy). Cultural Weekly ( International Space,USA) . Zimbabwean (published Wilf Mbanga, UK) .WordCity monthly (curated and edited by Darcie Friesen Hossack, International). IHRAF Publishes (founded by Thomas Block, NewYork, USA). Diasporan Online (founded and edited by Lola Thomas, Spain) .New Best African Poets (curated and edited by Tendai Rinos Mwanaka, Zimbabwe) and more.
2020 Festival Readings/ Writers Symposia includes Festival de Poesia de Medellin, (Colombia). University of Glasgow Creative Writing Programme, (Scotland). World Poetry Festival, (USA). IHRAF LIVE, (New York USA). Rucksack Poetry Patch, Voices of Diversity, (Italy and Mexico). International Human Rights Day, IHRAF Arts Concert and Poetry Live Symposia, (New York, USA) .SpokenWordOnline(Paris,France).
Influencer in Chief at BraveVoicesPoetryJournal. CHIEF Editor at WOMAWORDS LITERARY PRESS. Chronicler at AFRICA WRITERS CARAVAN. Publisher at TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC. His writings, essays, profiles, political commentary, short fiction, poetry and interviews are published in more 1000spaces across the globe.