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Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study (JIAS) Creative Writing Workshop 2023

Deadline: 1st of February, 2023

The Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study (JIAS) Creative Writing Workshop application period is currently open. During the period of August 1–October 31, 2023, JIAS will welcome a group of talented African writers.

The workshop will be a three-month writing-intensive program for aspiring authors who have a current project they’d want to finish or refine. Each writer will concentrate on their own writing as well as read and comment on the work of others. A writers’ workshop fosters a friendly environment that is extremely beneficial to authors.

Workshop participants will be mentored by accomplished, critically-acclaimed, and award-winning
writers. This is a great opportunity for novice writers to learn from established writers who are masters of
their craft. Participants in the workshop will also be able to take advantage of and benefit from the vitality
and diversity that a dynamic city like Johannesburg has to offer.


Each participant will receive:

  • Accommodation at JIAS’ private residence
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and stipend
  • An intensive and immersive creative experience
  • Mentorship from established and highly accomplished writers


Open to African writers who work in Fiction (long and short form), Creative Non-Fiction,
Playwriting, Screenwriting, and Poetry.


Submit the following:

  • A complete application form
  • A copy of your passport ID page
  • A creative writing CV
  • A one-page creative writing project proposal
  • A writing sample: Playwriting aand Screenwriting (first 10 pages of Script); Fiction and                             Creative Non-Fiction (5-10 pages); Poetry (3-5 poems)

Click here to apply

Oyin Olufayo

Oyin Olufayo is a Sustainable Development Goals Advocate. A recent graduate of The School of Politics, Policy, and Governance (SPPG) She is a Technical Writer, Political Writer, and a Content Writer. Her passion for sustainable development goals has been implemented by creating tangible solutions. She has featured in grassroots initiatives like TedX, World Literacy Foundation, Spur Nation Media, FRCN, Naija Law and etc. spreading the impact of Sustainable education, and also facilitated numerous events regarding SDGs.

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