2016 Farafina Trust Creative Writing Workshop – Lagos, Nigeria

2016 Farafina Trust Creative Writing Workshop – Lagos, Nigeria

Deadline: May 20, 2016

Farafina Trust will be holding the 2016 Creative Writing Workshop in Lagos. The event is organized by award-winning writer and creative director of Farafina Trust, Chimamanda Adichie, from June 21 to July 1, 2016. The workshop is sponsored by Nigerian Breweries Plc. The Caine Prize-winning Kenyan writer, Binyavanga Wainaina, Aslak Sira Myhre and others will co-teach the workshop alongside Adichie.

The workshop will take the form of a class. Participants will be assigned a wide range of reading exercises, as well as daily writing exercises. The aim of the workshop is to improve the craft of writers and to encourage published and unpublished writers by bringing different perspective to the art of storytelling. Accommodation in Lagos will be provided for all accepted applicants who are able to attend for the ten-day duration of the workshop. A literary evening of readings, open to the public, will be held at the end of the workshop on July 1, 2016.


Participation in the workshop is limited only to those who apply and are accepted.

Application Process

Send an e-mail to [email protected] Your e-mail subject should read ‘Workshop Application’. The body of the e-mail should contain the following:

  • Your Name;
  • Your Address;
  • A few sentences about yourself;
  • A writing sample of between 200 and 800 words. The sample must be either fiction or non-fiction.

All material must be pasted or written in the body of the e-mail. Please DO NOT include any attachments in your e-mail. Applications with attachments will be automatically disqualified. Only those accepted to the workshop will be notified by June 10, 2016.

For more information, visit Farafina Creative Writing Workshop.