The Writivism 2014 workshops will be held on the 8th of February 2014, simultaneously in five different African cities. The one-day workshops are planned for Abuja, Harare, Kampala, Nairobi and Cape Town. Applicants will attend workshops in the cities closest to their residence.
The Abuja workshop will be facilitated by Ukamaka Olisakwe, Kampala; Beatrice Lamwaka, Cape Town; Rachel Zadok, Nairobi; Okwiri Oduor and Harare; Monica Cheru alongside other writers.
The workshops will include a short master class on fiction writing, a reading and writing exercise. Each participant shall be assigned a mentor at the end of the workshop, with whom they shall work on a flash fiction story to be published in newspapers and a short story for submission to the Writivism African Short Story Prize.
The workshop aims at identifying emerging African writers.
- Applicants must be resident on the African continent;
- Applicants must not have published a book before;
- All application material must be put in the body of the email; no attachments whatsoever;
- Deadline for submission is 31st December 2013 midnight, East African time;
- Applications must be made to cace.directorATgmail.com;
- Those accepted to the workshop will be notified by 20th January 2014;
- The workshop is non-residential and participants are responsible for the transport to and from the venue;
- Application Email subject should read ‘Writivism 2014 Application’;
- Include Address (including phone contact), Country of Residence, Full Legal Name, Gender, a 100-word maximum bio and a 400-700 word writing sample in the application;
- Participants in past Writivism workshops can apply if they have since not published a book;
- The writing sample must be fiction.