I just saw an advert in the Daily Graphic of 10 October 2013 (p25 for those addicted to their physical newspapers) for a Literary workshop to nurture and empower the next generation of Ghanaian writers, and couldn’t resist passing it on, especially as several Ghanaian writers who were associated with a British Council programme in the early 2000s – Crossing Borders – did go on to be quite successful.
The ad had the following blurb, most of which is actually on British Council Ghana’s Facebook page:
“The British Council invites writers, publishers, publishing agents and persons working in the literary and publishing industry to a Management Forum and a 3 Day Capacity Building Workshop in Literary Writing and Publishing to be led by UK publisher, Nana Ayebia Clarke (MBE) of Ayebia Clarke Publishing Limited.
Theme: Demystifying the publishing industry: the case of a writers life”
There are two events associated with the workshop:
– Management Forum on Wednesday 16 October, at 6pm at the British Council
– 3 day master class for writers: 16-18 October. Fee GH¢100
Obviously if someone reading this is interested, and yes, there are lots of Ghanaian writers out there, do phone +233 (0)30 261 0090 or +233 (0)26 377 6049, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and/or to register.