Tuesday, May 28, 2013

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This has been taking my time this week, check it out, http://walkingdiplomat.blogspot.com.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


FEMRITE in partnership with Karavan – Sweden is calling for submissions for the 5th Residency for African Women Writers. The residency program will last be held from 18th - 30th November 2013. The main aim of the residency is to give women space to concentrate on their writing. The 2-week residency will give selected writers the opportunity to reflect on their writing, connect with one another, read each others’ manuscripts and give feedback, interact with established writers and build literary bridges across cultures of the continent. The residency is also aimed at strengthening collaboration among women writers’ initiatives in Africa. How to Apply? 1) Send part of a novel / short Story collection as a word document (40 pages, typed in Times New Roman, font 12, 1.5 spacing). 2) Send one complete short story (Minimum 3000 words) for the 5th Regional Residency publication. 3) A brief bio (not more than 10 lines) 4) Deadline for submissions is 30th May 2013. Who is Eligible? All African women writers above 18 years of age, and living on the continent. Successful applicants will be notified by 30th July 2013. The residency package will include; * A return air ticket for those residing outside Uganda. * Accommodation for the period of the residency. * Meals during the residency period. No application fee is required. For inquiries and submissions, please send emails to: info@femriteug.org info@femriteug.org

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Virtual Poetry Seminars, Summer Edition, May to July 2013

The University of Iowa's International Writing Program has two poetry online sessions running for seven weeks. The first course i for strong and emerging poets while the Advanced class is for published poets. This is great, it's free and all you have to do is submit a resume, statement of purpose abd writing sample of 5 poems. Send these to iwpapplications@gmail.com. It is about opening doors to invisible people. Deadline to submit is 8 May and it is definitely worth it. According to the website at http://iwp.uiowa.edu/calendar/2013-05-08/applications-due-for-virtual-poetry-seminars-advanced-poetry-seminar-poetry-mast, there will be open discussions with the classics, the old and more modern and contemporary poets. International applicants are encouraged. you just need a reliable internet connection and headset. For the Masterclass, there will be radical ways of revising poems, don't we all need this? The course instructor is Micah Bateman who is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' program and Nick Twemlow is the instructor for the Master class. enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!