Congratulations to the following participants of our last workshop whose books are to be published: Edwin Nyakundi, Reeves Kibet, Faith Gatimi, Joan Kabugu and Doreen Baingana. Their books will be launched at the Storymoja Hay Festival which runs from 1st – 3rd October, 2010.
Our Second Storymoja Writing for Children Workshop will start on 31st July, 2010. We will meet for 3 hours on Saturdays, 10am-1pm, and for 2 hours on Mondays from 6pm – 8pm. Although the skill acquired will apply to all fiction-writing, the workshop will concentrate on developing series-books for the 10-14 year age range.
The objectives of the workshop:
· To help interested writers learn critical craft skills to improve their fiction writing
· To encourage writers with the potential of developing engaging stories for children to aim for publication
· To publish at least six books written by participants as an outcome of the workshop
The workshop leader is Muthoni Garland.
The cost of attending the workshop is Ksh 12,000. We will offer partial to full scholarships to those unable to pay the full amount but show great promise. Please submit a sample of your work for consideration to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If we accept the work you develop during the workshop for publication, Storymoja will work with you to edit your work to international quality, offer standard author royalties and aggressively market your book.