Farafina Trust Creative Writing Workshop 2012

Farafina Trust Creative Writing Workshop 2012


Farafina Trust will be holding a creative writing workshop in Lagos, organized by award-winning writer and creative director of Farafina Trust, Chimamanda Adichie, from August 14 to August 24 2012. The workshop is sponsored by Nigerian Breweries Plc. Guest writers, including the Caine Prize-winning Kenyan writer, Binyavanga Wainaina, and Jeffery Allen, will co-teach the workshop alongside Adichie.

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 The aim of the workshop is to improve the craft of Nigerian writers and to encourage published and unpublished writers by bringing different perspectives to the art of storytelling.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. Please DO NOT include any attachments in your e-mail. Applications with attachments will be automatically disqualified. The deadline for submissions is June 25 2012. Only those accepted to the workshop will be notified by July 31 2012. 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 24, 2012.

To apply, send an e-mail to Udonandu2012@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 can be either fiction or non-fiction.

23 thoughts on “Farafina Trust Creative Writing Workshop 2012” by Admin (@ogaoga)

  1. The timing is the issue. How are those who have 9 – 5s going to cope?

    It’s a note-worthy innovation though…

    1. @seun-odukoya, innovation? How? The Class has always been. As to the 9-5 issue, we are in the same boat bro. But if, somehow, I make the cut, something would have to shift. And i’m sure it would be the 9-5!

      1. @banky – never heard of it o. I don’t doubt for a second that you would make the cut.

        By the 9-5 shifting, what do you mean?

        1. Really? It’s been on for like four years or so. I think Fidelity Bank sponsored it sometimes ago. I’ll just advice that you just send in your entry. When the time comes for the shortlist, you may now begin to think of the 9-5 thingy. I have learnt not to think of tomorrow today.
          @seun-odukoya, thanks for the belief o. But that still doesn’t take anything away from the fact that you are my oga. Always remember that bro, Your Excellency, sir!

  2. well, well, well, what to do?

  3. For those who have the time.

  4. I participated in the workshop last year, and I can confidently say it was worthwhile; one of the highlights of my 2011.

  5. Echoing @Uche, I can honestly say the Farafina Workshop will change your life. Not just your writing. Your life. It will change the way you see things, the way you read books, your sense of observation…Heck, just meeting and conversing with that lady called Chimamanda in close quarters will teach you a LOT!

    My advice: APPLY!
    Like Uche, the workshop was also one of the best parts of my 2011.

    1. Nice recommendation.

  6. I agree with Uche and Gboyega…I have heard testimonies from the workshop and they are very pleasing. The opportunities and experience it provides are a big boost to the writers image and quality.

  7. alright i will apply . thanks all for the enlightening comments.

  8. I was there last year. http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150247599332871.342554.753102870&type=3&l=be816fc61f
    Links pictures with Chimamanda and some of the events. Farafina rocks!

  9. Yeah. I’ll apply

  10. Wow! So many testimonies ! Well i hope to apply but i really cant think off what to write on. Also i would like to know how many people they usually pick for the workshops. Thanks everyone. As usual , it is a pleasure being with you.

  11. Do they accept poets and poetry too? Or is the ‘fiction and non fiction’ limited to prose? @Gboyega Otolorin, @Ostar, @Uche Okonkwo

  12. Sunshine (@nicolebassey)

    Hey everyone . Countdown to the closing date in progress, Five more days…..

  13. Just finished my submission :)

  14. Sunshine (@nicolebassey)

    The Deadline was extended to July 8th. I just heard so.

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