Chimamanda Adichie has announced the return of her annual Creative Writing Workshop.Sponsored by Trace Nigeria, it will run from November 20 to November 30, 2018.
Said Adichie, “The workshop, which is currently in its 11th year, 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.”
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 stereotype and 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.”
The workshop, formerly known as the Farafina Trust Creative Writing Workshop, is now to be called the Purple Hibiscus Trust Writing Workshop. Adichie has been organising the workshop for the past ten years, under different sponsorship. Applications will be via email to [email protected].
The email subject should read “Workshop Application.” The body of the email should contain name, address, a few sentences about “yourself” and a fiction or non-fiction writing sample between 200-1,000 words.
Applications for the workshop, which opened on Monday, September 24, will run until October 15, 2018. The final shortlisted applicants will be notified on November 7, 2018. Accommodation will be provided for all accepted applicants in Lagos for the 10-day duration of the workshop, said the organisers.
The workshop has graduated over 200 participants, many of whom have become published writers and editors.