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Goethe hosts Short Story Day Africa Workshops across Africa


The Short Story Day Africa workshops, called the 2016 Migrations Flow Workshop, will be hosted in cities across the continent at the Goethe Institut offices.

The Migrations Flow Workshops will assist writers who are working on entries that would be considered this year’s Short Story Africa Prize 2016. Those who enter will be on the way of being the next SSDA winner like Okwiri Oduor (2013), Diane Awerbuck (2014) and Cat Hellisen (2016). The full list of cities and their dates are;

Johannesburg, South Africa | 18 June 2016

Lagos, Nigeria | 18 June 2016

Nairobi, Kenya | 18 June 2016

Windhoek, Namibia | 18 June 2016

Yaoundé, Cameroon | 18 June 2016

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | 25 June 2016

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | 25 June 2016

For those who make it for the workshop, Short Story Day Africa will provide you with workshop materials, and suggest a structure for the day. Those who are to be running the workshops are yet to be announced by SSDA.

Writers working on entries for the prestigious 2016 Short Story Day Africa Prize, or wanting to begin drafting an entry for the prize, are invited to submit an application.

If you want to take part then you want to send a 200 word sample of your original writing, along with a short biographical statement of no more than 100 words, to [email protected] no later than 1 June 2016, with the subject line: Migrations Flow. The writing sample need not be from your Migrations entry, but must be unpublished.

The workshop is free for selected participants, however space is limited. Successful applicants will be notified by 5 June 2016.

By James Murua

This blog is run by James Murua a Nairobi, Kenya based lover of books.

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