Writers Project of Ghana

The Mo Issa Writing Workshops


Writers Project of Ghana is pleased to announce the opening of applications for the first edition of the Mo Issa Writing Workshops. The workshop series will run on weekends over a five month period, and will involve workshops, discussion sessions, and online interactions with accomplished writers and other facilitators.

The deadline for applications is Monday 23rd April, 2018, and the workshops will start on the 28th of April, 2018.

These workshops seek to help writers improve their over-all writing skill and to assist them prepare publication-ready manuscripts. Focus will be on all variants of fiction, in the form of short stories and longer forms such as novels.

You may apply by sending an e-mail with the subject "Mo Issa Writing Workshops” to submissions@writersprojectghana.com. In the e-mail add a short (50 - 100 words) introduction of yourself and your work. Attach a sample of your writing as a Word or PDF document. This should be about 2,000 words long, and will be used for the selection process. The sample can be a short story or an extract from a longer work such as a novel, or a collection of short stories. Selected applicants will however be expected to have available a manuscript of at least 10,000 words for the workshop.

Only twelve spaces are available for participants, therefore, interested persons are encouraged to apply early. Eight persons are eligible to attend for free, with an additional space for four people to join via a paying option. The total cost to attend the 5 month-long series is GhC 300.00, however, applicants may elect to attend specific sessions at a cost of GhC 80.00 a session. The sessions will cover (a) Creative Concepts and Content (b) Language and Structure (c) Editing (d) Rewriting the manuscript, preparing a synopsis, and preparing for publication. In your application, indicate whether you wish to be be considered on paying basis or not.

For more details, or to send in your application, e-mail info@writersprojectghana.com or submissions@writersprojectghana.com.


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