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For 10 Amazing Days of Writing with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie! Apply for the Farafina Trust Creative Writing Workshop



Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie by Akintunde Akinleye for Vogue UK - BellaNaija - March 2015Farafina 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 21 to July 1, 2016. The workshop is sponsored by Nigerian Breweries Plc. The Caine Prize-winning Kenyan writer, Binyavanga Wainaina, Aslak Sira Myhre 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. The aim of the workshop is to improve the craft of writers and to encourage published and unpublished writers by bringing different perspective to the art of storytelling.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, 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.

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 May 20, 2016. Only those accepted to the workshop will be notified by June 10, 2016. 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 1, 2016.



  1. Onochie

    April 8, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    Just wanna sit and watch her lecture. The rest of una, abeg apply. Bheh, can she just allow me sit? Cause I no sure say I fit follow real writers drag.

  2. Muddassir S Abdullah

    April 13, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    If I were asked to mention one of the most influential female writer in my life of writing I could have mentioned Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie after Zainab Alkali the author of the novel “Still Born”. I came across Adichie in 2010 while I was surfing through the Sunday Trust Literary column under the Caine Prize nominee Abubakar Adam Ibrahim. Since from then I have read almost all her works from Purple Hibiscus to Half Of A Yellow Sun to The Things Around Your Neck(collection of her short stories) to her latest influential enthralling novel Americanah. I love Adichie but I love her works more. This is my chance to meet this writer gifted with an ancient wisdom of storytelling as the late Chinua Achebe said while acclaiming her Half Of A Yellow Sun.

  3. Akinola Solomon

    June 30, 2016 at 11:34 am

    Please, where’s the venue of the event?

  4. Poornima Joshi

    October 7, 2016 at 7:57 am

    When can I apply for the workshop of 2017?

    • tobi

      April 2, 2017 at 7:57 am

      I am interested too.

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