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Farafina trust calls for Application for 2014 Creative Writers Workshop

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Interested writers of either published or unpublished works are requested to apply for the 2014 Creative writers workshop to be hosted in Lagos by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie author of the new novel Americanah and Kenyan Caine Prize winner Binyavanga Wainaina, who have been anchoring the workshops in years. They are expected to be joined by other renowned writers.

This year’s workshop will be held between August 6 and 16th and will feature a number of participants who will be selected based on the quality of entries they submit.

The workshop will take the form of a class. Participants will be assigned a wide range of reading and daily writing exercises. The aim of the workshop, according to the organisers, is ‘to improve the craft of writers and to encourage published and unpublished writers by bringing different perspective to the art of storytelling.’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. All material must be pasted or written in the body of the e-mail, the organisers said. No attachments will be accepted.

Deadline for submission is June 12, 2013.

Only those accepted to the workshop will be notified by July 22, 2013. 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 August 16, 2013.


Anyone can apply particularly from Nigeria.


  • Interested applicants are to send their entries to udonandu2014@gmail.com with ‘Workshop Application’ in the subject bar.
  • The body of the e-mail should contain the following: name, address, a few sentences about the applicant and a writing sample of between 200 and 800 words.
  • The sample must be either fiction or non-fiction
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