The Mo Issa Writing Workshops 2023

The Mo Issa Writing Workshops 2023

Writers Project of Ghana announces the opening of applications for the 2023 edition of the Mo Issa Writing Workshops. Organised by Writers Project of Ghana and sponsored by The Authenticity Project, the Mo Issa Writing Workshops are an annual writing workshop series with the aim of helping new writers improve their skill.

This year's workshops are open to writers who are currently working on their stories (fiction). The deadline for receiving applications is Saturday, 16th September 2023 and the workshop sessions will start on 23rd September, 2023.

The sessions will run until November 4th, 2023, and will be held online. Over the period of the workshops, there will be weekly one-on-one sessions with the facilitators (weekdays) and a teaching and discussion session on Saturday afternoon (Ghana time). The workshops will break for Pa Gya! A Literary Festival in Accra (13th - 15th October) and the NYU Writers Symposium (19th - 23rd October 2023).

Writers working on fiction are encouraged to apply. The workshop sessions will involve the assessment of individual scripts and cover (a) Creative concepts and content (b) Structure, language, setting, dialogue (c) Editing and (d) Rewriting the manuscript.

Only five places are available for participants, and the assessments are carried out on a first-come basis. Therefore, interested persons are encouraged to apply early.


  • Send an application by email to with the subject "Mo Issa Writing Workshops".
  • In the body of the email, add a short self introduction.
  • Attach a sample of your writing (fiction, and not more than 3,000 words) as a Word or PDF document.
  • The submitted works will be the primary material used during the workshops.