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20 participants selected for inaugural maritime writers workshop – official



20 participants selected for inaugural maritime writers workshop – official

By Chiazo Ogbolu

A total of 20 women will participate in the inaugural Maritime Writers Training Academy creative writing workshop starting June 19, said project coordinator and CEO of Media Traction, Ms Ezinne Azunna.

Azunna, who made this known in a statement made available to reporters in Lagos on Friday, confirmed that the academy had received 22 applications from female members of the public, aged 15 and over, for the workshop which took place. would take place from June 19 to 27. .

She added that the training would be open to participants selected by the Faculty and would only take place on weekends.

The faculty, which includes Ms Ifeoma Ifechelobi, a clinical psychologist based in the United States, would be headed by Dr. Taiwo Nolas-Alausa, an over 18-year-old training and development consultant who specializes in creative and business communications, has t she declared.

Likewise, Dr Adegbite Tobalase, head of the Department of Languages ​​and Literary Studies, University of Adeleke, Ede, Osun State, she added, would head the creative writing review and editing committee for potential publishable works.

“We selected 20 participants, including five upper secondary students, who did well in the National Maritime Quiz and Symposium organized by the Ocean Ambassadors Foundation.

“We have schools that have enrolled their students and individuals as well.

“The goal is to give these girls creative writing skills and encourage them to write children’s story books on maritime themes. It’s the way to keep the younger generation informed and interested in what the marine industry is up to.

“We are grateful to have a team of experts and consultants, who have accepted our request to constitute the faculty and other guest speakers, who are publishers, illustrators and captains of industry.

“The program is pretty solid,” the faculty director assured us, and we hope the academy will give participants what it takes to be successful authors, ”Azunna said.

The coordinator added: “What is interesting is that the project received a lot of praise, but not a lot of financial support. We are encouraged by contributions, regardless of their size; we know it can only get better.

“We hope this annual exercise will increase the quantity and quality of maritime stories on the shelves, while empowering women.”

She urged participants to check their emails for confirmation of their selection for the workshop by June 19. (NOPE)


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