Orange Prize winner, Chimamanda Adichie is the creative director of the Farafina Trust; and together with some other notable writers like Kenyan Caine Prize winning writer, Binyavanga Wainana and Aslak Sira Myhre, they will run a ten-day writing workshop. The Farafina Creative Writing Workshop, sponsored by the Nigerian Breweries PLC, will run from August 5 to August 15 2014.
According to the press release:
“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 The aim of the workshop is to improve the craft of Nigerian writers and to encourage published and unpublished writers by bringing different perspectives to the art of storytelling.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 Udonandu2014@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 June 30 2014. Only those accepted to the workshop will be notified by July 22 2014. 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.
At BellaNaija, we encourage you to send in an entry. The workshop has been a valuable resource to BN Columnists like Glory Edozien, Wana Udobang and Gbenga Awomodu. Other BN contributors who have passed through the workshop are Pemi Aguda and Uche Okonkwo (who recently won Inaugural edition of the Etisalat Prize for Flash Fiction). Popular blogger and 2013 Caine Prize shortlisted writer, Elnathan John, is also an alumni of the workshop!
So start working on your entries!We wish you the best.