This is to invite interested poets to apply for participation in the first IBPF Poetry Workshop. The Workshop is specifically for the upcoming and potential Nigerian writer who desires to be mentored by an established poet.

The mentorship program is an 8-week workshop via virtual interaction including email exchanges between mentor-poet and mentee-poet. This interaction will lead to an invitation to a Residency in Ibadan, for selected poets who fulfill communicated objectives in the course of their mentorship program.

We welcome applications from all interested poets, including beginners and others with publishing history seeking further competence in the art. The main requirement to participation is an evidence of considerable commitment to form/presentation. The first IBPF Poetry Workshop would begin in May, 2 2016, and we are encouraging YOU to apply.


Submit 5 poems with a brief note on why you think you should be a part of this workshop. Please note that what we seek is promise, not perfection. Deadline for submissions is June 12, 2016, 12PM GMT. Please add a professional biography including publications, degrees, and some relevant personal information, and the poets you admire, if applicable. List of selected poets would be announced on this website in the last week of August. For more information, send an email to: [email protected]com

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