The Nigerian Academy of Letters in collaboration with the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) are planning a creative writing workshop for budding writers. This is scheduled to take place at Ibadan from Monday 8th November to Friday, 12 November, 2010. Participants are expected to arrive Friday, 7th November, 2010 and depart Saturday 13th November, 2010.
Intending participants must have a flair for creative writing and must have been published in a creative outlet or most have unpublished samples of creative materials.
Each application must be accompanied with a comprehensive curriculum vitae which should include mobile phone numbers of the applicants.
Requirements for the different sub-writing genres include:
For Poetry – Three (3) samples are to be forwarded
For Prose Fiction: – A composition of not more than 5000 words is required. If meant to be full length novel then the writer should indicate as clearly as possible, the extent and development of the plot.
For short stories -Three pages of text, typed double-spaced should be adequate.
For Drama -A short drama sketch of not more than three pages should be forwarded.
All applications must be addressed to: The Secretary, Creative Writing Empowerment Grant (CWEG), c/o NAL Secretary, Faculty of Arts, University of Ibadan, Oyo State. Deadline for submissions is Thursday 30 September 2010.
Successful applicants will be entitled to the following:
· Rounding transport allowance to and from workshop venue
· Hotel accommodation for the duration of the workshop
· Lunch and per diem for the period of the workshop.
The workshop will be run by distinguished resource persons, established writers and experienced publishers/consultants.