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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Helon Habila Leads Fidelity Bank International Creative Writing Workshop

Helon Habila

One of Nigeria's most illustrious young writers Helon Habila, the first Nigerian winner of the highly coveted Caine Prize, and the Commonwealth Writers Prize will lead the award winning Canadian novelist Madeleine Thien and the popular Jamaican writer Colin Channer to the next Fidelity Bank International Creative Writing Workshop coming up in Abuja this July.

Fidelity Bank Plc gave the following detailed information on the international creative writing workshop.

This year’s edition of our International Creative Writing Workshop is the 3rd in
a series of efforts to redirect the energy of Nigerian youths to those values
that once made Nigeria great. The workshop is also an important component of
Fidelity’s Corporate Social Responsibility CSR through which the bank continues
to push for a better society.

Participants will be expected to read and
discuss a wide range of fiction and non-fiction, as well as complete short
writing exercises.

Participation in the forthcoming workshop is limited
to those who apply and are accepted. A public symposium featuring readings and
panel discussions will be held on the last day of the workshop.

apply, send an e-mail to -

Your e-mail subject should bear the title – Workshop

The body of the e-mail should contain the following –
1. Your name.
2. Your address.
3. A few sentences about yourself.
4. A writing sample of between 200 and 800 words.

Please indicate
whether your sample is fiction or non-fiction. Acceptance will be based on the
quality of the writing sample.

All writing material must be pasted or
written in the body of the e-mail.
Do NOT send any attachments.
Applications with attachments will be automatically disqualified.

Deadline for submission is June 20, 2010. If accepted, you will be
notified by July 4, 2010