Monday, August 15, 2011

Creative Writing Workshops

British Council Uganda in partnership with Uganda Women Writers Association (FEMRITE) is organising creative arts workshops that will run from 15 - 17 September at the Ugandan Museum.

These workshops will be facilitated by Judith Adong, Beatrice Lamwaka and Angela Emurwon and Beverley Nambozo who have all recently won accolades for their work.

The purpose of the workshop is to assist upcoming writers develop effective writing skills. Furthermore, this is also an opportunity to review, evaluate, and improve material that you have produced.

The genres that will be the focus of these workshops include: Playwriting, short stories, screen writing and poetry

Who can apply?
 Upcoming writers, playwrights, poets with no prior experience
Anyone above 18

What’s in it for you?
A place at facilitated workshops where you will work with subject experts
 The opportunity to share your work with peers
 Interaction with a UK VIP who will make a brief stop to interact with participants

What do you have to do?  (See guidelines for the different genres below)
Short stories – 12 places available
Submit short stories of about 2,000 words; double-spaced.
Up to three short stories will be accepted

Plays – 8 places available

Submit a one page synopsis of a play

Poems – 10 places available

Submit  three poems

What next?
  • Submit your work with an accompanying statement of interest and benefit to you (no more than 200 words) as follows:
Short stories
Plays / film scripts -
 Poetry –
  • The mentors will select and announce the final winners by 07 September 2011
  • Should you be selected, you will need to be available to attend the workshops from 15 -17 September 2011

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