African Women Writers Workshop 2019 /How To Apply

As the name implies, this prestigious workshop is open to women from the African continent. Slated to hold in Ghana, this 10-day residency program will be facilitated by Yewande Omotosho and Sylvia Vollenhoven. The program is an initiative of the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF).

Deadline: 24th June 2019.

 

Who is Eligible To Apply for the African Women Writers Workshop 2019?

  • Female writers, journalists, human rights activists and academicians.
  • Entrants must be from the African continent. (Africans in diaspora can apply).
  • Entrants must be available to travel to Ghana to attend the workshop from 21st October – 30th October, 2019.
  • Applicants must show an interest in improving their involvement in the fight for women’s rights and social justice.
  • Applicants must be willing to hone and sharpen their creative writing skills.

How To Apply for the African Women Writers Workshop 2019

  • Write a sample article (500-1000 words) on women’s rights and social justice.
  • Entrants are free to send previously published articles. AWDF will prefer unpublished articles because they intend to publish most of the selected articles on their site.
  • Email your entry to communications@awdf.org
  • Submit your entry before the Deadline: 24th June 2019 deadline.
  • All entries must include the following:· Contact details including name, email address, telephone
    number
    · A short bio (maximum 200 words)

Priority will be given to interested women writers (fiction & nonfiction) journalists, academics who wish to actively engage in women’s rights activism.

Wondering what to write about? Click to find  Inspiration For Writers: 10 Story Podcasts That Inspire Creative Writers With Unique Story Ideas

Successful applicants will receive:

  • Round trip fare. Participants from the diaspora may berequired to pay part of the cost of air fare depending on the budget·
  • Full accommodation and meals·
  • Workshop material and stationary
  • Opportunity to learn from (and connect with) the best writers  on the continent.

Good luck to everyone who applies.

Deadline: 24th June 2019.

14 thoughts on “African Women Writers Workshop 2019 /How To Apply

  • May 31, 2019 at 4:12 pm
    Permalink

    It is a welcome development which I believe would give woman writers opportunity to Advocate more on gender based violence in the society and how to end it. success to the organisers .

    Reply
  • Jun 1, 2019 at 2:41 pm
    Permalink

    Good day. When is the deadline for submission of article please? It isn’t stated.

    Reply
  • Jun 1, 2019 at 8:39 pm
    Permalink

    Thanks for this opportunity. Hope to be among the successful ones so I can get to develop this gift.

    Reply
  • Jun 2, 2019 at 9:42 am
    Permalink

    This is great opportunity for prose fictions like me from Nigeria, who has been looking for a way to acquire more skills and showcase my published works.
    Thank you to the initiators and facilitators.

    Swenny Onyenze
    Nigeria

    Reply
  • Jun 6, 2019 at 7:47 am
    Permalink

    I have always loved writing. Even though I have not written any thing professionally. I feel like this is a great opportunity for me to test if I can still write because i have not written for a long time. Thank you for the opportunity once again.

    Reply
  • Jun 6, 2019 at 7:50 am
    Permalink

    I have always loved writing. Even though I have not written any thing professionally. I feel like this is a great opportunity for me to test if I can still write because i have not written for a long time. Thank you for the opportunity.

    Reply
  • Jun 10, 2019 at 9:16 am
    Permalink

    Is there a specific deadline for application?

    Reply
    • Jun 18, 2019 at 9:32 am
      Permalink

      Deadline: 24th June 2019.

      Reply
  • Jun 10, 2019 at 11:39 am
    Permalink

    How do we know when our entries have been recieved?
    Besides, is there a deadline for submission?

    Reply
    • Jun 18, 2019 at 9:32 am
      Permalink

      Deadline: 24th June 2019.

      Reply
  • Jun 12, 2019 at 2:04 pm
    Permalink

    When is the due date?

    Reply
    • Jun 18, 2019 at 9:31 am
      Permalink

      24th June 2019.

      Reply
  • Jun 16, 2019 at 5:35 pm
    Permalink

    Hi, when is the submission deadline for the application for the Africa Women Writers’ Workshop?

    Reply
    • Jun 18, 2019 at 9:31 am
      Permalink

      24th June 2019.

      Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *