SprinNG, in collaboration with Nigerian writer Kanyinsola Olorunnisola is hosting a free, online-only MFA Orientation Session to which all African writers are invited.
In collaboration with SprinNG, a literary organization which promotes West African literature through a handful of projects, Nigerian writer Kanyinsola Olorunnisola is hosting a free, online-only MFA Orientation Session to which all African writers are invited. The purpose of the event is to pull back the curtains on the MFA application process, narrate the experiences of African writers who have gone through it already, and aim to answer the impossible question: do African writers need MFAs?
Olorunnisola will be moderating the panel which consists of:
- Adedayo Agarau (University of Iowa),
- Iquo DianaAbasi (University of Alabama),
- Nkiacha Atemnkeng (Texas State University), and
- Ucheoma Onwutuebe (University of Nevada).
You can learn about how MFA in Creative Writing Schorlaships works to give you a better idea of crux of this event before the day.
Date for the SprinNG MFA Orientation Session for Young African Writers
The online event is slated to be held on Saturday, the 15th of July at 04:00 PM West Africa Time.
How to Apply
Anyone can register for free here. Interested participants will be sent the link days before the event. Slots are limited and all are urged to register on time.
The point of the event is to destroy the mystery surrounding the MFA life. To give people room to ask any questions they might have. Such questions can include how to write a proper Statement of Purpose which you can read on before the the event.