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Apply For The African Women Writers Workshop 2019 For African Women Writers and Journalists

Brief Description

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.


Be from the African region, or the diaspora.

Be a feminist or women’s rights activist·

Have high proficiency in English (verbal and written)·

Be an experienced writer (published or unpublished)·

Be available to travel to Ghana and stay for the entire 10-day session.

Young women writers between ages 21-35 are especially encouraged to apply.

Priority will be given to interested women writers (fiction & nonfiction) journalists, academics who wish to actively engage in women’s rights activism.


AWDF will provide the following to successful applicants·

Round trip fare. Participants from the diaspora may be required to pay part of the cost of air fare depending on the budget· Full accommodation and meals· Workshop material and stationary.

Deadline is 24 June, 2019

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