Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Creative Writing Workshop with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

To all ya creative writers or those that are interested in creative writing. Here is the opportunity, here is a quick excerpt....
Creative Writing Workshop with Chimamanda Adichie, Binyavanga Wainaina, Dave Eggers and Marie Elena John

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will be organizing a creative writing workshop in Lagos from August 19 to August 29 2008. The workshop is sponsored by Fidelity Bank. Guest writers who will co-teach the workshop alongside Adichie are the Caine Prize Winning Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina (author of Discovering Home), the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award nominated Caribbean writer Marie-Elena John (author of Unburnable) and the Pulitzer Prize nominated American writer Dave Eggers (author of A Hearbreaking Work of Staggering Genius). Workshop participants will be expected to read and discuss a wide range of fiction and non-fiction, as well as complete short writing exercises. The aim of the workshop is to encourage published and unpublished Nigerian writers by bringing different perspectives to the art of storytelling. Participation is limited to those who apply and are accepted. A symposium open to the public will be held at the end of the workshop.
Application: To a pply, send an e-mail to Udonandu2008@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.

Please indicate whether your sample is fiction or nonfiction. Acceptances will be based on the quality of the writing sample. All writing material must be pasted or written in the body of the e-mail. Do NOT send any attachments. Applications with attachments will be automatically disqualified. Deadline for submissions is July 12 2008. If accepted, you will be notified by August 5, 2008.
Bestest luck!!!

12 comments:

nneoma said...

heard about this...wish i were a writer...for now, i remain a reader.

pyoo wata
the nollywood critique

Sasuke said...

hey you wassup.promise to retract the Men! thing. anyways how are you doing?
just stopped by to show some love.

have a lovely week

AJIKE said...

are u serious..this is great oo
but mehn things like this are scary
especially when i am not selected!
oh well
maybe ild try
How are u standtall?
"she gbogbo nkan lo dede?...lol

LG said...

dearie,thanks for d info, but i nor sure say i go apply, i nor sabi big grammar, lol!!!

*howz the family?

LG said...

dearie,thanks for d info, but i nor sure say i go apply, i nor sabi big grammar, lol!!!

*howz the family?

Free-flowing Florida said...

where is this taking place? only in lagos? or will she also grace us with her presence in abj here? pls tell, quickly. so i can apply asap!

OluwaDee said...

Good initiative.
Have no plans 2 b a professional writer.

Standtall said...

@Nneoma: hmmmmmmmmmm welcome to the readers club.

@Sasuke: thanks. Lemme go see if it's being retracted (lmao)

@Ajike: u no dey Naija na???

LG: u dont need to no big grammar to qualify oooooo.

@Free-Flowing Florida: No, the training is holding in Lag. Make a trip down to Lag for it now

@OluwaDee: well, you can be a brain behind professional writers now. Attend to impart on someone else.

Doja said...

Wont be there but I am sure it will be beneficial to all who attend.

Mz. Dee said...

Hmm.. i fink i'm gna try dis.. i love her books.. wud be great to meet her again and get sum tipz.
I live in ph.. let me c if i can bundle myself to lag 4awhile

Charizard said...

I am definitely gon try for it...I hope I enter...wish me luck, love!

Standtall said...

@ Doja: okay

@Mz. DEE@ you can do anything f you
put ur mind into it

@ Charizard: Pls try it nd lemme know the outcome. All the best love!!!

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