The Writivism 2016 workshops will be held on various dates in January, March and April 2016 in five different African cities. The three-day non-residential workshops are planned for Goma, Dakar, Abidjan, Accra and Kampala. For the first time, we shall hold Non-Fiction and Poetry workshops besides Fiction and shall hold some in French besides the English ones. Below are the details of the various workshops.

January 8 – 10, 2016:               Goma (Fiction – held in French)

January 15 – 17, 2016:              Dakar (Non-Fiction – held in French)

January 22 – 24, 2016:              Abidjan (Fiction – held in French)

March 6 – 8, 2016:                    Accra (Non-Fiction – held in English)

April 15 – 17, 2016:                   Kampala (Poetry – held in English)

Another innovation is that whereas our workshops have in the past been limited to writers based on the continent, the Accra workshop shall be open to emerging writers based in the Caribbean.

Facilitators for the various workshops shall be announced in due time (in October, 2015) and processes for applying for limited travel funding to attend some of the workshops for needy applicants shall be announced after successful applicants have been selected (in November, 2015). Successful applicants will be announced at the Ake Arts and Books Festival (17 – 21 November, 2015), in Abeokuta Nigeria.

Applications process closes on October 30, 2015.

Visit the Writivism website, for more information.

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