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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 a writer, literary journalist, former academic, and Deputy Editor of Brittle Paper. A judge for the 2019 Gerald Kraak Award, he is an editor at 14, Nigeria’s first queer art collective which has published two volumes: WE ARE FLOWERS and THE INWARD GAZE. He is the curator of ART NAIJA SERIES, a sequence of themed e-anthologies of writing and visual art exploring different aspects of Nigerianness: ENTER NAIJA: THE BOOK OF PLACES (October, 2016) focuses on cities in Nigeria; WORK NAIJA: THE BOOK OF VOCATIONS (June, 2017) focuses on professions in Nigeria. His fiction has appeared in The Threepenny Review and Transition, and has been shortlisted for the Miles Morland Writing Scholarship and the Gerald Kraak Award, both in 2016, and a Pushcart Prize in 2015. He attended the 2018 Miles Morland Foundation Creative Writing Workshop. He has completed a collection of short stories, YOU SING OF A LONGING, and is working on a novel. He is represented by David Godwin Associates literary agency. He combined history and literature at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and taught English at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu. When bored, the boy just Googles Rihanna. Find him at otosirieze.com, where he accepts editing and writing offers, or on Instagram or Twitter: @otosirieze.

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