The 2012 edition of the annual Farafina Trust Creative Writing Workshop is scheduled to hold from August 14 to August 24, 2012. Organized by award-winning writer and Creative Director of Farafina Trust, Chimamanda Adichie, and sponsored by Nigerian Breweries Plc., this year’s workshop will feature Guest writers, including the Caine Prize Winning Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina and Jeffery Allen, who will co-teach alongside Adichie.
Workshop Format & Aims:
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 The aim of the workshop is to improve the craft of Nigerian writers and to encourage published and unpublished writers by bringing different perspectives to the art of storytelling.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.
Submission Rules & Guidelines:
All materials 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 June 25 2012. Only those accepted to the workshop will be notified by July 31 2012. 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 24, 2012.
To apply, send an e-mail to Udonandu2012@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.
Good luck with your application!
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