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Short Story Day Africa (SSDA), the continent’s most important institution for short fiction, have announced their 2018 Flow Workshops in partnership with the Goethe-Institut. They are inviting applications to attend the workshops in Windhoek, Addis Ababa, and Nairobi. Due to the non-attendance of some accepted participants in the past, a registration fee is now required, payable directly to participating Goethe-Instituts. Only successful applicants will be notified, after the deadline.

Here are details of the three workshops:

WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA

  • Creative Flow Workshop: Saturday, 22 September, 2018
  • Editing and Redrafting Workshop: Saturday 29 September, 2018
  • Registration fee of N$50 (Namibian Dollars) per workshop payable to Goethe-Institut, Windhoek
  • Application deadline: 10 September, 2018

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA

  • Creative Flow Workshop: Saturday 29 September 2018
  • Application deadline: 15 September, 2018
  • Registration fee of 100 birr payable to Goethe-Institut, Addis Ababa

NAIROBI, KENYA

  • Creative Flow Workshop: Saturday, 6 October, 2018
  • Application deadline: 20 September, 2018
  • Registration fee of 350Ksh payable to Goethe-Institut, Nairobi

SSDA will be giving preference to applications from writers working on entries for the 2018 Short Story Day Africa Prize.

Here’s how to apply as stated on SSDA’s Website:

Send a 200 word sample of your original writing, or a 200 word sample of your SSDA Prize entry, along with a short biographical statement (include your phone number) of no more than 100 words, to info@shortstorydayafrica.org with the subject line HOTEL AFRICA FLOW and the city you are applying for, i.e. HOTEL AFRICA FLOW NAIROBI if you are applying for NairobiHOTEL AFRICA FLOW ADDIS if you are applying for Addis.

You can also apply via SSDA’s Website.

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Otosirieze is deputy editor of Brittle Paper. He is a judge for the 2018/19 Gerald Kraak Prize. He is an editor at 14, Nigeria’s first queer art collective, which has published volumes including We Are Flowers (2017) and The Inward Gaze (2018). He is the curator of the Art Naija Series, a sequence of e-anthologies of writing and visual art focusing on different aspects of Nigerianness, including Enter Naija: The Book of Places (2016), which explores cities, and Work Naija: The Book of Vocations (2017), which explores professions. His fiction has appeared in The Threepenny Review and Transition. He has completed a collection of short stories, You Sing of a Longing, is working on a novel, and is represented by David Godwin Associates literary agency. He combined English and History at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, is completing a postgraduate degree in African Studies, and taught English at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu. Find him at otosirieze.com, where he accepts writing and editing offers, or on Instagram or Twitter: @otosirieze. When bored, he Googles Rihanna.

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