Are you interested in writing short prose and satire?
Then apply to attend a one-day workshop on Friday 14 November, 2014. There are only twenty slots for selected participants, so you must send in your best work. Elnathan John will be sharing tips and lessons on writing and improving short prose, both fiction and non-fiction. He will also be talking about how to write effective satire.
Venue: Abuja, Nigeria. *other details of the venue will be communicated to selected participants.
Cost of workshop: Free. However, participants will be expected to commit to staying for the entire program, from 9am to 5pm
(with a one hour lunch break).Don’t apply if you cannot stay till the end of the workshop.
Age limit: 18 and above.
Note: There is no provision for transportation or accommodation. Selected participants will be expected to bear their travel and/or accommodation costs.
How to apply?
Simply send an original sample of prose, (whether fiction, non-fiction or satire), only one page long. As Elnathan says, “the shorter, the better.”
Also attach a single-paged application letter. Email both to [email protected] Don’t forget to write
“Workshop Application” in the subject heading.
Deadline for applications: 25th October, 2014.
Selection will be based solely on the writing sample. You are advised to send in your very best sample. Only selected participants will be contacted.
Elnathan John’s prose has been published in Per Contra, Evergreen Review, Otis Nebula, The Caine Prize for African Writing anthologies 2013 and 2014, and ZAM Magazine. He has a weekly satire column in Sunday Trust Newspaper and contributes to Chimurenga’s The Chronic. He was shortlisted for the Caine Prize in 2013 and has a novel due to be published in 2015 by Cassava Republic Press.