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Chimamanda’s creative writing workshop returns

Chimmanda Ngozi Adiche returns with the Chimamanda Creative Writing workshop now called the  Purple Hibiscus Trust Creative Writing Workshop this year, just like she promised, she is back and better. This time, the Chimamanda Creative Writing workshop has returned as the Purple Hibiscus Trust Creative Writing Workshop. It is also sponsored by Trace Nigeria, a platform with over 200 million viewers and listeners in 160 countries.

The change of name did not come as a surprise as earlier this year, she left Kachifo Limited, parent company of Farafina Trust for Narrative Landscape Press run by Eghosa Imasuen, the author of Fine Boys.

As like her other trainings, the Purple Hibiscus Trust Creative Writing Workshop will last for 10 days. From November 20 to November 30, 2018. Also, accommodation would be provided for the accepted applicants during the duration of this workshop.

The workshop, which is currently in its 11th year, and according to her, it will continue to provide her the opportunity to contribute to the growth of the writing community in Nigeria. It will also serve as a platform for writers to learn from one another and from established writers, Chimamanda said.

She teaches the workshop alongside other established writers who are invited. Past co-teachers include Poet laureate of Scotland, Jackie Kay, British-Malaysian writer, Tash Aw, and American novelist, Dave Eggers.

According to urban woman magazine, it is noted that Trace Nigeria is very pleased to partner with the institution as  The Managing Director of Venator Partners/Trace Nigeria, Sam Onyemelukwe stated:

We are very pleased to partner with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. She is an inspiration to youth in Africa and around the world; and through her art, she not only entertains but challenges stereotypes and kindles conversations that would often otherwise not be had. This corresponds with the Trace mission to engage and inspire urban and Afro-Caribbean youth through news, entertainment, arts, lifestyle and culture.

Her workshop has graduated over 200 people among which notable names include Tolu Ogunlesi, Uche Okonkwo, Pemi Aguda, Ayobami Adebayo, Jowhor Ile, Akwaeke Emezi to mention a few.

During the break of the institution, in her email chimmanda wrote that;

My commitment to the growth of our voices has not wavered. Nor has the commitment of those who have worked to make this decade-long endeavor the success that it has been. We will take this time off to establish a new organisation and structure that will provide a more stable foundation for the workshop and other initiatives. The workshop will be back next year”.

DATES

  • Applications for the workshop will be open from September 24 until October 15, 2018.
  • The final shortlisted applicants will be notified on November 7, 2018.
  • The workshop kicks off November 20, 2018.

HOW TO APPLY

  1. Send applications via email to purplehibiscus2018@gmail.com.
  2. The email subject should read ‘Workshop Application.’
  3. The body of the email should contain the following: your name, address, a few sentences about ‘yourself’ and a fiction or non-fiction writing sample between 200-1,000 words.

 

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