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Writers’ residency opens at World Book Capital

13 August 2014, 13:28

Port Harcourt - Port Harcourt will host 12 published and unpublished  writers for three weeks as part of fufiling its mandate as  United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) World Book Capital.

As World Book Capital (WBC), Port Harcourt has started several projects, such as the Reading Tree and Book Clubs, the Walking Book and  a National Essay competition for students in primary, secondary and tertiary institutions across Port Harcourt and the country, according to the website

The writers are expected to exchange ideas and engage in intense training sessions hosted by literal icons.

 They are also expected to get ideas for new works based on the theme of the Port Harcourt World Book Capital 2014: Books Windows to our World of Possibilities.

There would be Writers’ Workshops on Script writing and fiction with Mr Chris Ihidero and Chika Unigwe.
 Participating writers must be Nigerians who are at least 21 years old and possess a portfolio of good quality written material.

Applications for the Writers in Residence programme is expected to include a statement of what the writer hopes to achieve during the residency, a detailed CV and a 1200-1500 words excerpt from a published or unpublished work. Application forms can be downloaded from the website.


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