OPENING! Chimamanda is Looking for Creative Writers


Nigerian prolific writer and Chinua Achebe of our time, Chimamanda Adichie, founded the Farafina Trust as a platform to train young and upcoming writers. The organization will be holding a creative writing workshop in Lagos, from June 21 to July 1, 2016, and is calling talented writers to submit entry applications for the workshop. 

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The 2016 Farafina Trust Creative Writing Workshop, just like the previous episodes, is sponsored by Nigerian Breweries Plc. Aside Chimamanda, the workshop will feature other established writers like the Caine Prize-winning Kenyan writer, Binyavanga Wainaina, Aslak Sira Myhre and others as co-teachers.

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 The aim of the workshop is to improve the craft of writers and to encourage published and unpublished writers by bringing different perspective to the art of storytelling. More so, Participation is limited only to those who apply and are accepted.

How 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.

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Deadline for submission is May 20, 2016. Only those accepted to the workshop will be notified by June 10, 2016. Accommodation will be provided for all accepted applicants who are able to attend the ten-day workshop in Lagos. An open-to-all literary evening of readings will hold at the end of the workshop on July 1, 2016.

All the Best in your application!