2012 Creative Writers Workshop

Are you a writer in your 20s or 30s? Do you write plays, poetry, or short stories? Have you ever asked yourself if your writing is performable? Are you interested in learning how to perform your own writing? Then this Bayimba workshop is right for you!

The Creative Writers workshop, which is scheduled from 3rd to 14th September 2012, will bring together twelve (12) selected writers and train and teach them the principal aspects of writing for performance and develop their written pieces into performances. Participants will bring their own original written pieces. Each participant will be required to perform their pieces accompanied by instrumentation and stage prop and will therefore bring together writers and instrumentalists to blend their different genres of art into a good performance. The participants will perform the results of the workshop at the Bayimba International Festival of the Arts that is scheduled for the 21st-23rd September, 2012.

The workshop will be facilitated by Deborah Asiimwe, Specialist at Sundance Institute East Africa. She is a playwright and performer from Uganda. She is 2006 recipient of a scholarship of merit in writing for performance from the California Institute of the Arts where she graduated with a Master’s degree in fine arts. Her play “Will Smith look alike” won the BCC African performance 2010.

Bayimba Cultural foundation is now accepting applications from Ugandan writers of poetry, short stories and plays to participate in this two week Creative Writers workshop. The workshop is open to writers from age category of 20yrs to 35yrs. Participants must be open to collaborate, share skills and learn from others and selected participants are required to fully commit themselves to be present during the entire duration of the workshop.

If you are interested in participating in this workshop, you are kindly requested to submit the below entry form together with the following information before the 15th July, 2012 to [email protected]:

  • A profile/biography (max 800 words)
  • A presentation of your work (5 pieces)
  • A motivation for your participation in the workshop (max 500 words)

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