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Oris Aigbokhaevbolo.

Following the first edition of the Write With Style Workshop, the award-winning writer, critic, and journalist Oris Aigbokhaevbolo is hosting an expansive second edition on 24 and 25 November 2018.

Topics to be covered at the workshop include:

– How to write a good sentence

– Killing clichés in your writing

– Tips and tricks for good copy

– What is style?

– What is euphony?

– A special focus on the semicolon

– The basic tools needed to write film reviews, interviews, reportage, fiction, and creative nonfiction

– Who pays writers?

Oris Aigbokhaevbolo was named Entertainment Journalist of the Year at the 2015 All Africa Music Awards and is a two-time finalist for the Brittle Paper Awards. A writer-in-residence at the island of Sylt in Germany, his work as an editor has been awarded by the Felabration Organising Committee. His creative nonfiction, humour writing, journalism, and wide-ranging reviews have appeared in The Guardian UKCatapult, and Chimurenga. He is currently West Africa Editor at Music In Africa, a Goethe Institut-supported platform.

Here are further details of the workshop.

Date: 24 & 25 November 2018

Fee: 12,000 Naira

To receive venue and payment details, please send enquiries to styleandsentences@gmail.com or call or text this number: 08079056897.

The workshop would like for you to send a 500-word sample of your writing but this is not compulsory.

Please note that this is a prose-only workshop taking place in Lagos.

If you would like to talk about your struggles with writing well and what topics you would like to see addressed at the workshop, here is a form you can fill: http://bit.ly/WWSWorkshop.

Read our Q & A with Oris Aigbokaevbolo on the first workshop.

Read a report of the first workshop.

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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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