Sunday, January 17, 2010

Farafina Trust Editors' Workshop

Alright people, this is to editors working in publishing houses. Goodluck and have a fabulous week!

Farafina Trust will be holding a three day editors’ workshop in Lagos, Nigeria, from March 15th till 17th 2010. Funded by TrustAfrica, Dakar, Senegal. The workshop will be facilitated by the former Senior Editor, Jonathan Cape, Random House Group, UK, Ellah Allfrey . Ellah is now a deputy editor at Granta. And one of the judges of Caine Prize.

Titles edited by Ellah Allfrey while at Random House include, On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan, Gods behaving Badly by Marie Phillips, and After Daybreak by Ben Shephard. She also edited Segun Afolabi’s A Life Elsewhere, Patrick Wilmot’s Seeing Double, Biyi Bamdele’s Burma Boy and a host of others.

Participation is limited to editors currently working in publishing houses in Nigeria, Kenya and Uganda, who apply and are accepted.

To apply, send an e-mail to e-mail subject should read “Editors’ Workshop Application.” The body of the e-mail should contain the following:

  • Your personal CV
  • Information on your organization and the work you do
  • A brief paragraph about what you expect from the workshop
All material must be pasted or written in the body of the e-mail. Please do not include any attachments in your e-mail. Applications with attachments will be automatically disqualified. Deadline for submission is February 8, 2010. Only those accepted to the workshop will be notified by March 1, 2010.

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