OPPORTUNITY: Apply for SSDA’s Flow Workshops

Our friends, Short Story Day Africa (SSDA) have announced a one day workshop bonanza scheduled across seven African cities on June 18 and 25, 2016. The workshops will support writers working on stories to submit to the SSDA Prize themed Migrations.

The SSDA Prize has in the past been won by Okwiri Oduor (who directed the inaugural Writivism Festival). The story with which she won the prize, Father’s Head went on to win the Caine Prize that year. The SSDA prize in other words can be seen as a short cut to Caine Prize glory and other prestigious things.


We highly recommend the one day workshops, not only because SSDA and Writivism are great friends but also because some of the cities where the workshops will take place have only been a dream for us. Writers based in Windhoek, Yaounde and Addis Ababa have a chance to workshop their stories. For writers who live in Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Johannesburg and Lagos, this is another workshop opportunity for you.

SSDA’s Rachel Zadok facilitating a masterclass at the 2015 Writivism Festival

The deadline for applying is June 1, so the application has to be put together quickly. The good thing is that the process is not heavily demanding. See for yourself the requirements here and Good luck from us.