2015 Farafina Trust Creative Writing Workshop

On your mark…set…WRITE!!!

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Farafina Trust will be holding a creative writing workshop in Lagos, organized by award-winning writer and creative director of Farafina Trust, Chimamanda Adichie, from June 16 to June 26, 2015. The workshop is sponsored by Nigerian Breweries Plc. Guest writers who will co-teach the workshop alongside Adichie are the Caine Prize Winning Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina, National Librarian of Norway Aslak Sira Myhre, and others.

The workshop will take the form of a class. Participants will be assigned a wide range of reading exercises, as well as daily writing exercises. The aim of the workshop is to improve the craft of Nigerian writers and to encourage published and unpublished writers by bringing different perspectives to the art of storytelling. Participation is limited only to those who apply and are accepted.

To apply, send an e-mail to Udonandu2015@gmail.com. Your e-mail subject should read ‘Workshop Application.’ The body of the e-mail…

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Upcoming events

Hi All, the 2015 Social Media week, Lagos kicked off on Sunday the 22nd of February and will run till the 27th of February. There are so many sessions designed to teach you the best from the Social media perspective.  From blogging to politics to education, music, arts, business, religion and human rights!

We are so excited about this and we already got registered for so many of the sessions. A total of 256 seasoned speakers are available to share their expertise with us. It is an opportunity worth taking advantage of. 

We can’t wait to attend the  #StopVAG: CONNECTING VOICES AGAINST GENDER BASED VIOLENCE
Hosted by HACEY Health Initiative
DATE: Thu, Feb 26, 2015
TIME: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
VENUE: The Barack Obama American Corner,
Ovie Brume Foundation
29, Gafar Animashaun Street
Off Molade Okoya street, Ajose Adeogun
Victoria Island, Lagos
Tel: 0813-196-7570

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Speaking at this event are:
Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin– Executive Director, WOmen Arise for Change Initiative

Barr Titi Akosa– Executive Director, Center for 21st Century Issues

Ms Rashmi Singh – Executive Director, Gender and Diversity CARE India

Ms Bukky Shonibare– Chief Executive Officer, 555 Consulting Limited

The event provides an opportunity for participants to learn about the different tools that are used for online campaigns, advocacy and education on issues of gender based violence. It will also explore the success and challenges of using social media as a tool for gender based violence prevention. This event is suitable for individuals, groups, nongovernmental organizations, funders and government bodies working on gender or girl issues.

This event will be streamed live on the following platforms:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/handsupforher
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/handsup4her (@handsup4her)
Online Radio: http://handsupforher.listen2myradio.com
Live on Google plus: http://bit.ly/stopvag
Live on YouTube: http://bit.ly/stopvagyoutube

You need to be registered to attend.  Visit http://www.socialmediaweek.org to do so.

Learn and have fun.

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Make Things Happen!!!

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I was listening to a great man speak one day and he said something that struck me. He said, ” I don’t read the news any more.  People wonder why but I realised that there are two types of people; people who read the news and people who make the news. I’d rather be making the news”

It completely blew my mind. I gave it a deep thought. I asked myself “How does one go about living such a life of excellence?” Then I read a post from this same man. This is what he wrote:

…Instead of waiting for good or bad things to happen to you, make things happen!

So, that job opportunity might never arise, create a job opportunity for yourself.  You have the solution within you. It’s a simple law of attraction. If you desire a change and you begin to become that change, in no time the change happens.  

Let me share a story with you. I had been looking for a job that would help me express my passion which is helping young girls and speaking out for women but it never came. I became bitter and miserable because I felt I would never be fulfilled in life…until I learnt the simple yet powerful principle that if the opportunity wasn’t coming, I had to create it by myself and for myself. So, I set to work and this blog was born. The moment I started pursuing my passion actively, people interested in such a cause began to gravitate towards me including you reading this post now. The possibilities are endless only if you will take your life by the horn and tell it where to go.    
   I’m making the headlines! The world ain’t seen nothing yet. Get up and look for a challenge today! Make things happen for you and for others to the glory of God. Give your life a meaning today!

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P.S: If you would like to listen to the powerful speech that inspired this post kindly mail me and I’ll share with you!

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