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Writing Workshop by Kwani Trust, Granta & British Council - Deadline Now 10th June 5 p.m

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Writing Workshop by Kwani Trust, Granta & British Council - Deadline Now 10th June 5 p.m

18/06/2013

 

19th - 21st June 2013,Nairobi

Kwani Trust, in partnership with Granta & British Council, invites writers in Kenya to submit unpublished fiction excerpts in application for a writing workshop to be held from 19th – 21st June 2013. The workshop will be led by Granta’s Deputy Editor Ellah Allfrey & Kwani Trust’s Managing Editor Billy Kahora, alongside two writers from Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists issue; Nadifa Mohamed & Adam Foulds. 15 selected Kenyan writers will be joined by visiting writers from Uganda, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Malawi and Nigeria for the workshop and other literary events to be held during the week of 17th – 23rd June 2013.

Participants will be provided with reading material prior to the workshop, with group exercises structured around elements of writing including craft and character. The workshop is sponsored by the British Council, and participants will be provided with meals and refreshments for the duration of the workshop, as well as a daily stipend to cover transport costs. There is no fee for participation.

Submission Guidelines

  • Send a 2500-word unpublished excerpt to submissions@kwani.org, attached to your email. The submission should be in Times New Roman, 12pt. Subject of the email should read June 2013 Workshop
  • Submission can either be a stand-alone short story, an excerpt from a short story, novel or non-fiction piece, or a 1500-word proposal on your suitability for the workshop
  • Submission deadline is 5pm (EAT) on Monday 10th April 2013. Successful applicants will be alerted by 5 pm (EAT), 12th June 2013

This workshop is part of a collaborative literary week held by Kwani Trust, British Council and Granta. For any queries, please contact Kwani Trust on 020 444 1801/ info@kwani.org or via twitter : @kwanitrust

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