Words run the world: On the internet, and in novels, magazines, films, songs, and even love letters. How do you make your own selection of words, your own collection of sentences standout? How do you become a better writer? And what tools do you need to produce distinctive writing?
To find out, join a 2-day masterclass with award-winning writer, critic, and journalist Oris Aigbokhaevbolo.
Here is a selection of topics to be covered at the workshop:
- How to write a good sentence
- What is style?
- What is euphony?
- How to use the semicolon and other punctuation marks
- The basic tools needed to write reviews, interviews, reportage, fiction, and creative nonfiction
- Who pays writers?
Fee: 10, 000 naira
Date: Saturday, August 25th and Sunday, August 26th.
Venue: Ouida, 3C, Oba Dosunmu Street (opposite Protea Hotel), off Isaac John Street, GRA Ikeja
About the facilitator
Oris Aigbokhaevbolo is a writer, journalist, and one of the most acclaimed popular culture critics of his generation. In 2014, he became the only writer to receive invitations to the film critic academies in Germany, South Africa, and the Netherlands in a single year. The next year, his music writing won the All Africa Music Award (AFRIMA) for Music Journalism.
Oris was the winter 2016 writer-in-residence at the island of Sylt, Germany and his curation of articles for the 2017 Felabration received a special award by the annual festival. His essays, reviews, reportage, and humour pieces have appeared in the Guardian UK, the Africa Report, This is Africa, the literary journal Chimurenga, as well as in numerous Nigerian publications.
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