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 AWDF will prefer unpublished articles because they intend to publish most of the selected articles on their site.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.

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