English: Chimamanda Adichie, Lagos 2009
Chimamanda Adichie

Farafina Trust will be holding a creative writing workshop in Lagos, organized by award winning writer and creative director of Farafina Trust, Chimamanda Adichie, from August 6 to August 16 2013. The workshop is sponsored by Nigerian Breweries Plc.
The Caine Prize winning Kenyan writer, Binyavanga Wainaina, and others will co-teach the workshop alongside Adichie. The workshop will take the form of a class. Participants will be assigned a wide range of reading exercises, as well as daily writing exercises.

The aim of the workshop is to improve the craft of writers and to encourage published and unpublished writers by bringing different perspective to the art of storytelling.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

All material must be pasted or written in the body of the e-mail. Please Do NOT include any attachments in your e-mail. Applications with attachments will be automatically disqualified.

DEADLINE for submission is JUNE 30, 2013. Only those accepted to the workshop will be notified by JULY 22, 2013.

Accommodation in Lagos will be provided for all accepted applicants who are able to attend for the ten-day duration of the workshop.

A literary evening of readings, open to the public, will be held at the end of the workshop on August 16, 2013.

To apply, send an e-mail to udonandu2013@gmail.com
Your e-mail subject should read ‘Workshop Application’

The body of the e-mail should contain the following:
1. Your Name
2. Your Address
3. A few sentences about yourself
4. A writing sample of between 200 and 800 words.

The sample must be either fiction or non-fiction



  1. This is a great feat coming from Farafina and sponsored by NBL. I love this as the future is full of hope with respect to good publications. Would like to file an application. Only don’t know if age limit is attached and if it’s a kind of competition that’s going to end up in award winning.


  2. Reblogged this on Whole Woman Network and commented:
    A reminder for all WWN members interested in participating in the writing workshop in Lagos, organized by award winning writer, Chimamanda Adichie, from August 6 to August 16 2013.
    Note; If you don’t have your copy yet, we recommend you grab your copy of Ms Adichie’s latest book: AMERICANAH. It is an insightful and delightful read for everyone, especially for all women of colour at home and in the diaspora…You can purchase your copy through our amazon portal: http://astore.amazon.com/whowomnet08-20. Visit our Facebook page often (we’ll be giving away 3 copies of the book in the first week of July!) http://www.facebook.com/wholewomannetwork


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