Saturday, April 9, 2011

Farafina Trust Creative Writing Workshop

If you write, you should apply for this. I was part of the inaugural class in 2007 and as they say, my life has not remained the same :). 
The fifth edition of the creative writing workshop organized by Farafina Trust, will hold between June 23 and July 2 2011 in Lagos.  The workshop will take the form of a class. Participants will be assigned a wide range of reading exercises, as well as daily writing exercises. The aim of the workshop is to improve the craft of Nigerian writers and to encourage published and unpublished writers by bringing different perspectives to the art of storytelling.Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Binyavanga Wainaina will be teaching.The workshop is sponsored by Nigerian Breweries Plc.

How to Apply
All material must be pasted or written in the body of the e-mail. Please Do NOT include any attachments in your e-mail. Applications with attachments will be automatically disqualified. Deadline for submissions is April 27 2011. Only those accepted to the workshop will be notified by June 15 2011. Accommodation in Lagos will be provided for all accepted applicants who are able to attend for the ten-day duration of the workshop. A literary evening of readings, open to the public, will be held at the end of the workshop on July 2, 2011.
To apply, send an e-mail to
Your e-mail subject should read ‘Workshop Application.’
The body of the e-mail should contain the following:
1. Your Name
2. Your address
3. A few sentences about yourself
4. A writing sample of between 200 and 800 words. The sample must be either fiction or non-fiction

Best of luck people.

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