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2011 Farafina Trust Creative Writing Workshop with Chimamanda Adichie & Binyavanga Wainaina – Apply Today



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 23 to July 2 2011. The workshop is sponsored by Nigerian Breweries Plc. Guest writers, including the Caine Prize Winning Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina, 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. The aim of the workshop is to improve the craft of Nigerian writers and to encourage published and unpublished writers by bringing different perspectives to the art of storytelling.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.

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 [email protected]

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

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  1. Jenny

    March 3, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Great news! Good luck to all the applicants. Remember, it’s not only what you do during the Workshop that matters, but what you do with the knowledge you’ve gained afterwards. All the best.

  2. eleven

    March 3, 2011 at 7:14 pm

  3. Tamara

    March 3, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    i guess people outside nigeria cant apply for this right? or is it eligible to everyone

    • henry

      March 4, 2011 at 9:16 am

      Tamara, I think if you can make it to Nigeria, then you can participate ie. from the way I see it. But You can mail them all the same and ask. cheers

  4. henry

    March 4, 2011 at 9:16 am

    Nice one. I look forward to participating. Tamara, I think if you can make it to Nigeria, then you can participate ie. from the way I see it. But You can mail them all the same and ask. cheers

  5. Tamara

    March 7, 2011 at 3:25 am

    alright! thanks

  6. Azeezat

    March 28, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    I am soooo excited. I applied for this last year but was not lucky to be picked hope to get lucky this year.

  7. Ada

    March 30, 2011 at 4:55 am

    How many applicants get picked?

  8. udokwu izuchukwu

    April 18, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    I am looking forward to day

  9. ikwelle johnpaul ekene

    April 19, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    are there terms and conditions attached to the selection of applicants?

  10. ikwelle johnpaul ekene

    April 19, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    i can’t wait to attend the workshop

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