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The Writivism 2015 workshops will be held on various dates in January 2015 in five different African cities. The three-day non-residential workshops are planned for Lagos, Gaborone, Kampala, Dar es Salaam and Johannesburg. Applicants will attend workshops in the cities closest to their residence.

The Lagos workshop will be facilitated by Dami Ajayi, Kampala: Dilman Dila, Johannesburg: Yewande Omotoso, Gaborone: Donald Molosi and Dar es Salaam: Zukiswa Wanner and Ayeta Anne Wangusa alongside other writers.
The workshops will include daily two-hour master classes on fiction writing, group sessions of critiquing of draft stories and private time for participants to re-write their stories. Participants who produce high quality work in the workshops and show commitment to their writing shall be assigned mentors at the end of the workshop. They shall work on two flash fiction stories to be published in newspapers and online and a short story for submission to the Writivism African Short Story Prize under the guidance of the mentors. They shall also be required to review assigned work by the mentors and also apply to various writing opportunities on recommendation by the mentor.

The workshops aim at identifying emerging African writers.

Application Guidelines

  • Applicants must be resident on the African continent;
  • Applicants must not have published a book before;
  • All applications must be made online here;
  • Deadline for submission is 31st October 2014 midnight, East African time;
  • The list of successful applicants shall be announced on the 21st, November 2014 at the Ake Books and Arts Festival;
  • The workshop is non-residential and participants are responsible for the transport to and from the venue and in some cases meals during the workshop; and
  • Participants in past Writivism workshops can apply if they have since not published a book.

For more information, keep checking this blog and the official Writivism website.

I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

One Response to “Here is How to Apply for the 2015 Writivism Creative Writing Workshops” Subscribe

  1. Famous Isaacs November 5, 2014 at 10:50 pm #

    But October 31, 2014 has come and gone. This is late info.

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