Call for applications

African Women Writers Workshop 2019

African Women's Development Fund, Ghana
Deadline: 24 June 2019

African Women Writers Workshop 2019

The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) invites African Women Writers and Journalists to apply for the AFRICAN WOMEN’S WRITERS WORKSHOP 2019. This 10-day writing workshop takes place in Ghana, from 21st October 2019 to 30th October 2019.

The workshop will be facilitated by award-winning writer Yewande Omotoso, and internationally acclaimed journalist, Sylvia Vollenhoven. This workshop is targeted at women writers, journalists and activists who wish to step-up their involvement in highlighting issues around women’s rights and social justice and who wish to improve and practice their personal writing skills.

Participants will be expected to read widely from assigned selected texts, and to complete daily writing exercises. After the workshop, the participants are expected to use the knowledge acquired to write widely about social justice issues in and beyond their communities.

Participants will also be required to produce at least two articles, blogs or longer pieces for use by AWDF.

To apply, send an e-mail to with the following:

· Contact details including name, email address, telephone number
· A short bio (maximum 200 words)
· A sample article written by the applicant, about women’s rights or social justice -between 500 and 1000 words. The
sample maybe unpublished or published on any media. AWDF will not be responsible for any cases of alleged plagiarism.




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