Chimamanda Adichie’s Creative Writing Workshop set to return in November

Chimamanda Adichie’s Creative Writing Workshop set to return in November

The workshop, formerly known as the Farafina Trust Creative Writing workshop is now to be called the Purple Hibiscus Trust Writing Workshop.

LAGOS, Nigeria; 25th September 2018

 

The annual ‘Creative Writing Workshop’ organised by internationally-acclaimed and award-winning author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is set to make a comeback. Adichie, who is currently in Lagos, made the announcement at a press conference.

Sponsored by Trace Nigeria, the ‘Creative Writing Workshop’ which is currently in its 11th year, will run from November 20 – 30, 2018.

“The workshop will continue to provide me the opportunity to contribute to the growth of the writing community in Nigeria. It will also serve as a platform for writers to learn from one another and from established writers”,  Chimamanda Adichie said.

Sam Onyemelukwe, Managing Director of Venator Partners/Trace Nigeria, said, “We are very pleased to partner with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.She is an inspiration to youth in Africa and around the world; and through her art, she not only entertains: but challenges stereotypesand kindles conversations that would often otherwise not be had. This corresponds with the Trace mission to engage and inspire urban and Afro-Caribbean youth through news, entertainment, arts, lifestyle and culture.”

L-R Sheila Chukwulozie, Chimamanda Adichie, Sam Onyemelukwe and Mazi Nwonwu

Adichie has been organising the workshop for the past ten years, under different sponsorship and it has graduated over 200 participants, many of whom have gone on to become published writers and editors.

She teaches the workshop alongside other established writers who are invited. Past co-teachers include Poet laureate of Scotland Jackie Kay, British-Malaysian writer Tash Aw, and American novelist Dave Eggers.

Applications will be via email to purplehibiscus2018@gmail.com.The email subject should read ‘Workshop Application.’ The body of the email should contain the following; your name, address, a few sentences about ‘yourself’ and a fiction or non-fiction writing sample between 200-1,000 words.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Victor Ehikhamenor

Applications for the workshop will be open from September 24 until October 15, 2018. The final shortlisted applicants will be notified on November 7, 2018 while the workshop kicks off November 20, 2018.

Accommodation will be provided in Lagos for all accepted applicants for the 10-day duration of the workshop.

 

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