Friday, October 3, 2014


If you are interested in writing short prose and satire, there will be a one-day workshop on Friday 14 November, 2014 for twenty selected participants. 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. The workshop will be held in Abuja, Nigeria*. There is no provision for transportation or accommodation. Selected participants will be expected to bear their travel and/or accommodation costs. The workshop is free. However, participants will be expected to commit to staying for the entire program, from 9am to 5pm (with a one hour lunch break). Please do not apply if you cannot stay for the full workshop. The participants will receive texts by email which they will be expected to read ahead of the workshop. THIS WORKSHOP IS NOT OPEN TO PERSONS BELOW THE AGE OF 18 AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION. 

To apply, send an original sample of prose, (whether fiction, non-fiction or satire) and an application letter not exceeding one-page each to with the subject, "Workshop Application" no later than 25th October, 2014. The shorter, the better. As there are only twenty slots and selection will be based on the writing sample, send in what you think best represents your work. 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. 

*the venue will be communicated to selected participants

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