3 Apr 2015

The Farafina Creative Writing Workshop 2015



The opportunity is here again.

The annual Farafina Creative Writer's Workshop chaired by stellar Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and organized by the Kachifo Trust has asked for entries for the 2015 class. Alumni of the class include Nigerian Writer and Social critic El Nathan John, Winner of the Inaugural Etisalat Prize for flash fiction Uche Okonkwo and many others. It's a brilliant platform that not only connects writers to potential mentors, it also elevates the profile of amateur writers. 

Here's what the Farafina site had to say.  


Farafina Trust will be holding a creative writing workshop in Lagos, organized by award-winning writer and creative director of Farafina Trust, Chimamanda Adichie, from June 16 to June 26, 2015. The workshop is sponsored by Nigerian Breweries Plc. Guest writers who will co-teach the workshop alongside Adichie are the Caine Prize Winning Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina, National Librarian of Norway Aslak Sira Myhre, and others.
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 The aim of the workshop is to improve the craft of Nigerian writers and to encourage published and unpublished writers by bringing different perspectives to the art of storytelling. Participation is limited only to those who apply and are accepted.
To apply, send an e-mail to Udonandu2015@gmail.com. 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.
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 30, 2015. Only those accepted to the workshop will be notified by June 2, 2015. 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.
Please make sure you enter. A chance like this shouldn't be overlooked. 
Okolo Edwin, 
Alum. 

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