YELF Creative Writing Workshop

The YELF Creative Writing Workshop will consist of intensive creative and editorial workshops that will be organized every year. These workshops will be run by established writers/editors and aim to impart editing and writing skills to carefully and meritoriously selected attendees.

The workshop will alternate yearly in the following stratified genres/fields:

1.      Prose (Fiction)

2.      Prose (Nonficiton)

3.      Poetry

4.      Drama/Playwriting

5.      Translation (Hausa/English Translations)

We expect to work with emerging writers with a sustained writing past but that are yet to publish a full length book at no expense to the participants.

We will only be able to accommodate 10 participants, so applicants are required to submit a maximum of 700 words of their best fiction writing.

Closing date for applications is 14 September 2018. If successful, participants will receive confirmation by 17 September 2018.

To apply send an e-mail to info@yasminfoundation.org. Your email subject should read “YELF Creative Writing Workshop 2018”. 

The body of the e-mail should contain following:

1. Your Name

2. A short bio not more than 200 words with relevant publishing history.

3. An unpublished prose fiction writing sample of not more than 700 words written in English and submitted twice in word format.  One sample submitted with your name on it and the other without.

4. Your availability to travel between 24th-30th September 2018 and other dates after being given prior notice.

Your sample of work must be included as an attachment in your mail. Applications not following the rules will automatically be disqualified. The working language of the workshop is English. 

Selection process:

Applicants will be selected by a panel appointed by Yasmin El-Rufai Foundation. The panel’s decision will be final and non-appealable.

Deadline for submission is September 14, 2018. Only those accepted will be notified by September 17, 2018. Details regarding dates of  workshop will  be communicated upon approval  of participation.