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Fidelity Bank Creative Writing Workshop 2011

… With Helon Habila, Diana Evans and Jamal Mahjoub

Applications have opened for the 4th Edition of the annual Fidelity Bank Creative Writing Workshop. The workshop is a component of Fidelity’s corporate Social Responsibility, through which the bank seeks to promote literature.

The workshop will be holding in Abuja. Helon Habila, Diana Evans and Jamal Mahjoub will teach the workshop.

The workshop will include a wide range of reading and writing exercises. A public symposium featuring readings and panel discussions will be held on the last day of the workshop.

The aim of the workshop is to improve the craft of writers and to encourage professional and budding writers by bringing different perspectives to the art of storytelling. Participation is limited only to those who apply and are accepted.

To apply, send an e-mail to: Creative.writing@fidelitybankplc.com

Note that the e-mail address is case sensitive. The ‘C’ in Creative.writing is in uppercase.

Your e-mail must bear the title – “Workshop Application”

The body of the e-mail should contain the following:
1. Your name
2. Your address
3. A few sentences about yourself (not more than 50 words)
4. A writing sample of between 200 – 1000 words

Please note that the workshop is purely meant for fiction writers. Any entry that does not fall into this category will be automatically rejected. Acceptance will be based on quality of the entry. The entry must be pasted or written in the body of the e-mail. Do NOT send any attachments. Applications with attachments will be automatically disqualified. If accepted, you will be notified by June 10, 2011.

Deadline for application is Wednesday 11 May, 2011

For more information go to the Fidelity Bank Plc Website

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