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2014 Port Harcourt Book Festival Writers Workshop for Writers, Poets, Bloggers and Social Media Content Developers

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Are you the next Chimamanda Adichie, excellent poet, blogger and social media content developer? Do you have talent in any of the creative writing genres and desires a platform to be mentored and showcase your skills? Do you have manuscripts and has been finding it hard to connect with a publisher? Look no further as the Port Harcourt Book Festival organizers are calling for interested writers for her Writers workshop.

The Port Harcourt Book Festival formerly the Garden City Reading Festival Writer’s Workshops are a creative platform wherein aspiring writers sit under the tutelage of their established counterparts. The workshops are recommended for all who desire to improve on their writing skills.

Value

  • Improvement of writing skills
  • Meeting with leading writers across Africa
  • Possible appointment with publishers for your manuscripts

Eligibility

The Writers workshops are opened to amateur or professional writer who are desiring for an improvement, an expanded network or an appointment with publishers.

Application

FOR POETRY –
  • A poem of between 40 and 50 lines. A synopsis or an abstract will not be accepted.*
FOR BLOGGING AND SOCIAL MEDIA CONTENT DEVELOPERS -
  • A current blog post of not more than 1000 words.
  • A chronological one pager of blog posts from inception till date with titles and dates published
  • Only participants who already operate a blog in the past 2 years (2012-2014) will be admitted
  • Domain name of blog and link address to be indicated in submitted materials
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
  1. Submit a one-page personal CV along with each entry
  2. Include a brief paragraph about what you intend to learn from your selected workshop
  3. Type all manuscripts, double-spaced, with a header showing the author name (yours) to the left, story title in the middle and page numbers to the right
  4. Ensure your entry is original
  5. Handwritten entries will not be accepted

All applications should be submitted to  info@portharcourtbookfestival.com

Deadline

12:00 noon on Friday, August 29th 2014.

For additional information kindly visit the Port Harcourt Book Festival Writers Workshop Website

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