Kenyan author and winner of the 2018 Caine Prize Makena Onjerika is launching a new poetry class with poet and inaugural winner of the Sillerman Prize Clifton Gachagua.

The new poetry class is open to “serious poets at all career stages.” It will begin from 27th October and run for ten weeks with a short break in December. It will be held on Tuesday evenings from 5pm to 8pm (Kenyan time) and will cover a wide range of topics. The class will involve extensive reading of poems published by established poets and a 40-line poetry prompt weekly. Clifton will provide all reading materials and personal, written or oral critique to each writer.

Payment Details: 
1. $150 or KES 15000, payable via paypal (or MPESA if in Kenya).
2. Fees can be paid in a maximum of 2 installments within 30 days of the start of the class
3. Fees are fully refundable until the 24th of October.)

How to Apply
Send 4 poems in a single word document as an attachment to [ [email protected] ]( mailto:[email protected] ) before October 24th.

Note: Clifton is offering one full scholarship for this class. Interested applicants should indicate this when they share their poems and apply before 13th October. Scholarship window closes by 20th.

The class is part of a series of workshops run by Onjerika, the Nairobi Fiction Writing Workshop (NF2W), since winning the Caine Prize. Her workshops, which are held online, have seen participants from countries such as Kenya, Uganda, Angola Nigeria, the UK, the USA and Japan.