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Fiction For Young Readers Masterclass #1

Accord Literary is excited to present our first online writing masterclass for writers living and working in Africa who are writing for young people. This will be an intensive work-focused opportunity for honing writing skills to be hosted over 3 consecutive weeks. Each session will include curated advice on how to focus on and improve your writing, a live writing-focused session to practice the subject being discussed and finally an interactive discussion on the themes of the day. Participants will be encouraged to write and share their work for feedback. The themes covered will be: character, setting, dialogue, plot, voice.

Accord Literary is a leading agency that works with African writers on developing their stories with the goal of securing worldwide publication. This workshop is supported by the African Publishers Innovation Fund, Dubai Cares and the International Publishers Association.
What Do We Require of Participants:
The course is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the main planks of writing fiction over the 3 weeks session and to get maximum benefit, it is important to be able to commit to the entire 3 weeks. Certificates of completion will be offered at the end of all 3 sessions to those who complete the course. No prior experience or writing sample required but it would be great to know if you are part of any writing community and which and if you have any prior publications. Sessions will be recorded and you will be asked on the application form to give us permission to include you in the online recorded material.
Session 1: Saturday, August 15th, 2020. Time: 9 am -12 noon (GMT Accra time zone)
Session 2: Saturday, August 22nd, 2020. Time: 9 am -12 noon (GMT Accra time zone)
Session 3: Saturday, August 29th, 2020. Time: 9 am -12 noon (GMT Accra time zone)

The class is free to participants and will be hosted on Zoom. All call details will be shared with participants. Please sign up here.