“The purpose of this training is to help talented young writers – whether they work in corporate organisations, are professional writers, freelance writers or just do it for fun – to improve their skills as writers” Kenneth Oliko, the Communication Coordinator, said. “It is to help them improve their skills as writers, move from raw talent to a polished stage and get practical tips on how to explore their writing talent. Last season, writers like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Toni Kan and others were incredibly resourceful in engaging up to 40 young writers and we are glad that everyone is on board to do it again”
· Reuben Abati (Chairman, The Guardian Editorial Board)
· Toni Kan (Author, Night of the creaking beds)
· Tunde Aladese (Script Editor, Tinsel on MNet)
· Shyamantha Asokan (Correspondent, Financial Times)
· Akachi Ezeigbo-Adimora (Former HOD, English Department, UNILAG)
· Olu Jacob (Standard Editor, NEXT Newspapers)
· Chude Jideonwo (Editor, Y!)
· Nkiru Asika (Outstanding Writing Prize Winner, National Press Club of America)
· Ikechukwu Amaechi (Member, CNN Journalist Awards Judging Panel)
· Jeremy Weate (Publisher, Cassava Republic)
· Muhtar Bakare (Publisher, Farafina Books)
· and others
The classes will hold every Saturday from November to December 2010. There will also be a month of internships. And it’s all for a highly subsidized N5, 000 fee.
To qualify, you A) have to be at least 18 years old and no older than 35 C) Have to be a Nigerian citizen C) Must have passed your WAEC or NECO exams with at least 6 credits
And to apply, you send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, stating
1. Your full name
2. Your age
3. What you do presently
4. Write a 250-word essay on the topic: Is the internet a writer’s friend?
5. Phone number
6. Contact address
There are only 30 spaces and entry closes on Wednesday, November 3! For more information you can go to www.thefuturenigeria.com or call +234-802-222-6712.
The Future Writers Workshop (Young Writers Network) is a Stream under The Future Enterprise Support Scheme (TF-ESS) – which works to provide trainings and capacity building for young Nigerians. Other trainings include The Future Entrepreneurs Development Programme, PicturePerfect, trainings for TV presenters and film actors and the upcoming The Future Photography Workshop.