Farafina Trust Creative Writing Workshop

The fifth edition of the creative writing workshop organized by Farafina Trust, is scheduled to hold between June 23 to July 2 2011 in Lagos. Award-winning writer and Farafina author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will be teaching alongside Kenyan writer, Binyavanga Wainaina. The workshop, sponsored by Nigerian Breweries Plcwill take the form of a class. Participants will learn a lot as they will be assigned a wide range of reading exercises, as well as daily writing exercises. The workshop aims at improving the craft of Nigerian writers and encouraging published and unpublished writers by bringing different perspectives to the art of storytelling.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 Udonandu2010@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 April 27 2011. Successful applicants 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.

17 thoughts on “Farafina Trust Creative Writing Workshop

  1. wow! I’m so sad i’m hearing about this for the first time. I would have loved to participate.

  2. Wow! Glad to be in contention this year again. May the best entries get selected (and I am sure hoping to be one of them.)
    Keep up the good work Farafina Trust!!!

  3. I am more proudly Nigerian with this Farafina initiative, especially as a yet to be published Nigerian writer. I have applied for the workshop and hope to work in close parternship with you. Farafina, may your light never go dim. Say ‘Ise’ somebody!

  4. many congratulations for such a wonderful endeavour!i just wanted to know whether Indian writers can also apply?
    Kindly apprise.
    Sincerely Yours

    • Thanks for your comment. Unfortunately, for now, the workshop is for Nigerian writers. It is our hope that in subsequent editions, we would grow bigger and better and be able to address concerns such as yours.

    • Thank you for your mail. We appreciate your desire for a 2000 maximum word count. However, having an 800 maximum word count would reduce the time spent screening entries thereby enabling us to admit more people.

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