Writers Project of Ghana

The 2019 Mo Issa Writing Workshops

Writers Project of Ghana is pleased to announce the opening of applications for the 2019 edition of the Mo Issa Writing Workshops. The workshops will run on selected weekends in June, July and August 2019 and will involve teaching and discussion sessions with accomplished writers and other facilitators. The venue for the workshops is the WPG office in Haatso.

The deadline for applications is Friday 7th June, 2019, and the workshops will start on 15th June, 2019. Notifications will be sent out on Tuesday, 11th June, 2019. Meetings will be on Saturday afternoons.

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: short stories and longer forms such as novels.

You may apply by sending an e-mail with the subject 'Mo Issa Writing Workshops' to info@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 fifteen spaces are available for participants, therefore, interested persons are encouraged to apply early. The total cost to attend the workshop GhC 100.00. The sessions will cover (a) Creative Concepts and Content (b) Language and Structure (c) Editing and rewriting (d) Preparing a synopsis, and preparing for publication.

For more details, e-mail info@writersprojectghana.com.

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