African Women Writers Workshop 2019 /How To Apply

As the name implies, this prestigious workshop is open to women from the African continent. Slated to hold in Ghana, this 10-day residency program will be facilitated by Yewande Omotosho and Sylvia Vollenhoven. The program is an initiative of the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF).

Deadline: 24th June 2019.


Who is Eligible To Apply for the African Women Writers Workshop 2019?

  • Female writers, journalists, human rights activists and academicians.
  • Entrants must be from the African continent. (Africans in diaspora can apply).
  • Entrants must be available to travel to Ghana to attend the workshop from 21st October – 30th October, 2019.
  • Applicants must show an interest in improving their involvement in the fight for women’s rights and social justice.
  • Applicants must be willing to hone and sharpen their creative writing skills.

How To Apply for the African Women Writers Workshop 2019

  • Write a sample article (500-1000 words) on women’s rights and social justice.
  • Entrants are free to send previously published articles. AWDF will prefer unpublished articles because they intend to publish most of the selected articles on their site.
  • Email your entry to [email protected]
  • Submit your entry before the Deadline: 24th June 2019 deadline.
  • All entries must include the following:· Contact details including name, email address, telephone
    · A short bio (maximum 200 words)

Priority will be given to interested women writers (fiction & nonfiction) journalists, academics who wish to actively engage in women’s rights activism.

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Successful applicants will receive:

  • Round trip fare. Participants from the diaspora may berequired to pay part of the cost of air fare depending on the budget·
  • Full accommodation and meals·
  • Workshop material and stationary
  • Opportunity to learn from (and connect with) the best writers  on the continent.

Good luck to everyone who applies.

Deadline: 24th June 2019.

Chioma Iwunze-Ibiam

Chioma Iwunze-Ibiam writes prose fiction and creative non-fiction. She is the founder of Her first novella, Finding Love Again was published by Ankara Press. Her second novella, The Heiress' Bodyguard was shortlisted for the Saraba Manuscript Awards. She currently works as content marketer for various online businesses. You can follow her at @cwritingnws.

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