The Farafina Trust Workshop is being held again in Lagos Nigeria.
The main teacher for the workshop is Orange Prize winner and author of Purple Hibiscus and Half of a Yellow Sun, Chimamanda Adichie.
You will need to pay for all cost to get yourself there but accommodation is provided for.
The workshop will be held from August 6 to August 16, 2013. It is sponsored by Nigerian Breweries Plc.
The Caine Prize winning Kenyan writer, Binyavanga Wainaina, and others will co-teach the workshop alongside Adichie.
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.
As someone who has attended this workshop, I think it’s worth every thebe you have to spend to get there.
Be prepared to do a lot of reading and writing. If you’re open to learning, this is a fantastic opportunity.
The aim of the workshop is to improve the craft of writers and to encourage published and unpublished writers by bringing different perspective to the art of storytelling. Participation is limited only to those who apply and are accepted.
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 submission is JUNE 12, 2013. Only those accepted to the workshop will be notified by JULY 22, 2013.
- 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 August 16, 2013.
- To apply, send an e-mail to email@example.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
A Writing Contest For African Writers
The Spanish literary magazine, Casa Africa, is holding a short story contest.
The first place winner will win 500 euros, there are also cash prizes for second and third place.
There is no theme for the stories except that they should be about Africa. You must enter your story online at www.casafrica.es before the deadline of 1 July , 2013.
- The short stories should be original, unpublished and should not have
won a prize or be pending a decision in other competitions or contests.
- The participants must guarantee that there are no rights from third
parties on the short stories presented and they will be liable for any claims that may arise due to this.
- The short stories can be presented in any of the following languages:
Spanish, English, French or Portuguese.
- Each short story can extend to a maximum of 1,400 characters excluding the title.
- Each author can submit a maximum of three stories
For more information go to their website.