Exodus4Art plans el-Rufai Creative Writing Workshop for April

Posted: February 6, 2013 in arts/culture

The Exodus4Art, a literary organization, has announced call for entries by interested young writers aged between 14 and 21 years who will participate in a creative writing workshop (prose fiction) in Abuja from April 8 to April 12.

The creative writing workshop by Exodus4Art is in memory of Yasmin el-Rufai, the late daughter of the former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mallam Nasir el-Rufai and wife, Hadiza el-Rufai. Yasmin died in London, November 2011.

According to Exodus4Art, the planned workshop which has the objective of keeping late Yasmin’s memory alive, by adding value to the lives of the younger generation, is planned to take the form of a practical classroom session as participants will be assigned a wide range of reading exercises, including daily writing exercises.

“The aim of the workshop is to improve the craft of writers. Participation is limited only to those who apply and are accepted. For the simple reason that the workshop makes no provision for boarding facilities this year, participants are expected to be residents of the FCT, although no one,  Nigerians or foreigners residing in Nigeria who apply and are successful, will be excluded,” said Project Manager of Exodus4Art, Akujor Emeka.

Continuing, Akujor said all entries must be pasted in the body of the e-mail, adding as applicants should no attach entries in mails.

“Deadline for submission is February 20, and only those accepted to the workshop will be notified by March 18, 2013. A literary evening to round off the workshop, open to the public, will hold on Saturday April 13, 2013.”

According to Akujor, an entry should include a name, address, phone number, date of birth of the applicant, as well as a self-descriptive sentence and a writing sample of between 250 and 500 words to either be fiction or non-fiction.


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