Welcome to The Writing Room, a learning platform for aspiring African writers. You can learn essential creative writing skills from the best practitioners of the craft by taking our free masterclasses. You also have access to a library of resources on writing tips and publishing opportunities.
We currently offer five courses on the basics of fiction writing taught by instructors with decades of experience in writing, editing, and publishing best-selling, award-winning works.
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At the completion of all five courses, you will receive a certificate marking your achievement.
Meet Your Instructors
Ellah Wakatama OBE, (Hon) FRSL, is the instructor on Language and Style. She is the chair of the AKO Caine Prize for African writing.
Zukiswa Wanner, the instructor on Plot, is the author of nine books in addition to curating literary events and running an indie press.
Chimeka Garricks, the instructor on Character Development, is a Nigerian-Irish writer and has published award-winning and bestselling works of fiction.
Molara Wood is the instructor on Themes. She is a Lagos-based journalist, editor, and the author of Indigo, a collection of short stories.
Eghosa Imasuen, the instructor on Setting, is a Nigerian novelist and the co-founder of Narrative Landscape Press Limited, a publishing company based in Lagos.
The Writing Room is supported by a generous grant awarded by African No Filter.
Follow this link to register and start improving your writing skills today.