Cropper Foundationís 8th Residential Creative Writers Workshop

Event Date(s): 29/06/2014 - 13/07/2014

Location: Balandra, Trinidad

The Cropper Foundation’s 8th Residential Creative Writers’ Workshop, held in collaboration with the Department of Creative and Festival Arts at The University of the West Indies (The UWI), St. Augustine, is open for applications. The workshop takes place June 29 to July 13, 2014 in Trinidad and Tobago. Applications are open to published or unpublished prose fiction writers, as well as poets and playwrights from across the region and the Caribbean diaspora.  

Experienced and published authors, Professor Funso Aiyejina and Dr Merle Hodge from The UWI will be the residential moderators for the two-week workshop.  Since 2000 they have mentored writers from Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Commonwealth of Dominica, St. Lucia, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Caribbean Diaspora (Canada, USA, France), many of whom have gone on to publish their original creative writing and won a number of international Literary Awards.   

Interested writers are invited to submit five pages of a sample of their prose fiction, plays or their poetry no later than January 20th, 2014 to the following address:  

Writers Workshop

Department of Creative & Festival Arts

The University of the West Indies

St. Augustine.  

NB: All applicants (above the age of twenty) are responsible for their travel to and from Trinidad, and will be asked to contribute US$500 or TT$3000 each for the two-week workshop. 

For application forms and further information, please contact Dani Lyndersay or Sherry-Ann Carrington at the Department of the Creative and Festival Arts, UWI  

Phone: 1-868-662-2002 (ext. 83539 | 83539 | 83791)

Fax: 1-868-663 2222

Email: danielle.lyndersay@sta.uwi.edu or sherry-ann.carrington@sta.uwi.edu (Please include in the subject: Writers' Workshop)

Website: The Cropper Foundation: http://www.thecropperfoundation.org/ 

Please visit www.sta.uwi.edu/fhe/dcfa/events.asp for more.

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