COALNG is teaming up with ‘Justcreate’ http://juscr8.com.ng/ and TalesAfrik
talesafrik.wordpress.com to organize a writing workshop ‘Art of Short Story.’ This combined effort is timely to the need for growth within the literary space in Nigeria.
The first edition will be launched on the 18th of May, 2019 at 10am to 4pm at nHub which is also a partnering organization of COALNG.
The facilitator of the workshop is TJ benson.
TJ Benson is a Nigerian writer and creative photographer whose work has appeared in several online journals like Jalada Africa, Expound and Bakwa magazine; in print magazines like transition magazine and more recently Saraba’s ‘transitions’ issue.
He is the author of “We Won’t Fade Into Darkness’ a collection of speculative short stories published by Parresia Publishers.
His chapbook of photography ‘rituals’ was published in downloadable pdf on sankofa magazine in 2015. His short story ‘an abundance of yellow paper’ was the joint winner of the amb-hbf contest in 2016 and this collection was shortlisted for the Saraba manuscript prize, he was the first runner-up for the 2016 short story day Africa prize themes ‘migration’ and he is a two time writer-in-residence at the Edebi writers residency Nigeria.
He currently resides in Abuja where he makes images when he is not writing and cooks to calm his nerves from time to time.
The Art of Short Story Workshop is proudly supported by;