Chimamanda Adichie’s Creative Writing Workshop 


Internationally-acclaimed, award-winning author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has announced the return of her annual ‘Creative Writing Workshop’. The workshop is sponsored by Trace Nigeria and will run from November 20 to November 30, 2018. This announcement was made at a press conference held in Lagos, recently.

“The workshop, which is currently in its 11th year, will continue to provide me the opportunity to contribute to the growth of the writing community in Nigeria. It will also serve as a platform for writers to learn from one another and from established writers,” Adichie stated.

The workshop, formerly known as the Farafina Trust Creative Writing workshop is now to be called the Purple Hibiscus Trust Writing Workshop. Adichie has been organising the workshop for the past 10 years, under different sponsorship. The workshop has graduated over 200 participants, many of whom have become published writers and editors.

She teaches the workshop alongside other established writers who are invited. Past co-teachers include Poet laureate of Scotland Jackie Kay, British-Malaysian writer Tash Aw, and American novelist Dave Eggers.

Applications for the workshop will be open from September 24 until October 15, 2018. The final shortlisted applicants will be notified on November 7, 2018, while the workshop kicks off November 20, 2018. 

The organisers have added that accommodation will be provided for all accepted applicants in Lagos for the 10-day duration of the workshop.