Do you yearn to become a published writer? Perhaps you have a great story idea that you need help to put on paper or a manuscript that needs refinement?
Storymoja is currently completing two fully subscribed writing workshops that include seminars in our meeting rooms, online workshops and editing retreats.
1. Crime Fiction Workshop in Nairobi, seminars and online workshop, with a two-week retreat in Watamu 11 participants led by Billy Kahora, with editing assistance offered by Doreen Baingana
2. Inspirational Writing Workshops in Nairobi – 13 participants led by Betty Wamalwa Muragori, with editing assistance offered by Doreen Baingana
The top manuscripts in each course will be published by Storymoja, and authors will be entitled to royalties.
We have two up-coming workshops:
The Storymoja Fanya Kazi Business Book Writing Workshop:
Workshop Dates and Times: October 17, 24, 31, and November 7 (Fridays); 10AM to 1PM
Facilitator: Agatha Verdadero, CEO of Masterpublishing Co., Editor, CAN DO! A business magazine
Training Fee: Kshs. 1,000 all inclusive (snacks, materials, administrative costs).
Output: One 10,000-word manuscript (or two, if you choose to do a second one)
What You Get in Return: your own published book (!), 20% (from net profits) royalty per book
You will be asked to write more titles for Storymoja even after the workshop if we are impressed by your work.
What You Should Do Now: We still have some slots open, so please submit no more than two sample pages of your best writing to email@example.com AND firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline to express interest: October 15.
Our next workshop is on Writing for Children and will be led by Muthoni Garland, whose novella Tracking the Scent of My Mother was shortlisted for the Caine Prize for African writing, and whose children’s story, Kamau’s Finish (currently used as supplementary reader in US and UK) will be in local supermarkets and bookshops this November. In this series of workshops, we will discuss how to write books that excite young readers, and the various forms and age-ranges of children’s writing, and learn such craft elements as character, plot, point of view, description, dialogue, setting, voice, and theme. Storymoja will publish the most promising manuscripts.
The workshops begin Monday 3rd November and the schedule is as follows:
* 3rd Nov- 1st Dec – Workshops on Mondays and Thursdays 6pm-8:30pm at Storymoja on Lower Kabete Road
* 2nd Dec -10 Jan – Online tutorials
* 12 Jan – 29th Jan – Editing workshops (and working with illustrators) on Mondays and Thursdays 6-8:30pm at Storymoja on Lower Kabete Road
The cost for each participant is Ksh 12,000. If Storymoja publishes your manuscript, half of this will be refunded to you. We will also offer authors royalties.
To register, please write to email@example.com and include the following:
* Your name and contact details
* You publishing history (no problem if you are a newcomer)
* A short description of what you are hoping to write and/or why you want to attend this workshop
* A 500 word sample of your writing
Three scholarships will be offered to promising writers who cannot afford the Ksh 12,000/ fee.
If you already have a children’s manuscript that you would like us to evaluate whether it meets our publishing requirements, please send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our next Storymoja workshop will be on: Writing Biographies and Creative Non-fiction
If you are interested in these workshops, please let us know so we can contact you with details.