26 May, 2024

Idembeka Creative Writing Workshop 2024 / How To Apply

Writing is often done in isolation, away from community. This, in itself, can make creative writing a very alienating experience for artists. The organizers of the Idembeka Creative Writing Workshop know this and that’s one reason they have established a prestigious virtual workshop for African writers living in the continent. Eligible writers are invited to […]

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Thin Air Magazine’s The Bird in Your Hands Prize 2022/ How To Apply (Prize: $500 + Publication)

The Bird in Your Hands Prize 2022 is in its third year and the organizers are thrilled to announce that their windows are open for submissions. It is sponsored by Thin Air Magazine. The contest centers around and celebrates BIPOC (Black indigenous and People of Color) voices. This contest wants to hear your story as […]

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Writing Workshop With Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Learning To Write Like A Nobel Laureate At The Purple Hibiscus Creative Writing Workshop.

A writing workshop is a great opportunity for budding writers to have their works subjected to peer review and critique. Readers and writers workshops come in various models, but the goals are to teach writers to be better writers Every year, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie organizes the Purple Hibiscus Creative writing workshop. Various writers are selected […]

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Chimamanda Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus Trust Creative Writing Workshop 2019 Is Currently Open For Submissions / How to Apply

We are very delighted to announce that the Purple Hibiscus Creative Writing Trust is now receiving applications for its workshop. Now in its 10th year, the workshop, which is organized by multiple award-winning Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, will hold in Awka, Anambra State—from December 9 to December 14, 2019. Accommodation will be provided for […]

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Recommended Short Stories You Can Read Online. This Edition Features Stories by Mayowa Koleosho, Adams Adeosun and Temitayo Olofinlua.

Yes, I found some good stories, and I am sharing them. Two from Jalada’s most recent issue, the Afterlife issue, and one from Agbowó, I hope you enjoy them. “The Replica” by Mayowa Koleosho (published in Jalada: The Afterlife Issue) “I had lost my mother ten years to the date. Ten years since a vital part […]

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Recommended Short Stories You Can Read Online. This Edition Features Stories by Klara Kalu, Innocent Acan Immaculate, and Edith Knight.

This week’s stories are beautiful and painful and funny; all three stories from Brittle Paper. Two from the anthologies they published this year—Go the Way Your Blood Beats, edited by Ananthi Jongilanga, and The Vanguard Book of Love Stories, edited by Nonso Anyanwu—and one from their blog. I hope you enjoy them as much as […]

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