RadioBook Rwanda is an innovative publishing collaboration between Huza Press (RW), Kwani Trust (KE) and No Bindings (UK) supported by the British Council’s East Africa Arts programme.
As part of this collaboration, we are pleased to invite applications for two one-day workshops in Kigali:
Make Books, Make Sounds, Saturday 24 March 9.30am to 3pm, Kigali Art Center, Kicukiro
Editing and Publishing, Sunday 25 March 9.30am to 3pm, Kigali Public Library, Kacyiru
This workshop is open to Rwandan creatives with an interest in anything from grassroots publishing and print practices, self-publishing, zine culture and small-scale literature projects to the role of sound and the digital in building new audiences for literature.
Participants will make two very simple books by hand. They will then devise a publishing project and a sound piece to enhance or complement this project. This workshop aims to:
- give participants skills and resources to turn ideas into physical prototypes.
- bring together Rwandan writers, editors, artists and radio producers to show how they can all link into and benefit from being in a network of innovative publishing professionals.
The workshop is open to Rwandan early career professionals in book publishing as well as those with an interest in joining the publishing industry as editors.
It aims to develop the participants’ editing skills (including communicating with writers, structural editing, copyediting and proofreading); introduce those who wish to pursue a future in publishing to publishing processes and other careers in the industry and; to bring together Rwandan editors as part of Huza Press’s goal to create a network of publishing professionals.
If you’d like to be considered for the Make Books, Make Sounds workshop, please send your application with the email subject ‘Application for RadioBook Rwanda Books & Sound workshop to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’d like to be considered for the Publishing and Editing workshop, please send your application with the email subject ‘Application for RadioBook Rwanda Publishing & Editing workshop to email@example.com
All applications should include the following:
- A short bio of not more than 100 words
- An expression of interest (not more than 200 words) outlining why you believe this workshop will benefit you and your creative / publishing career
- Your contact details (email, telephone and address)
The deadline for receiving applications is Monday 19 March. Successful applicants will be notified by Tuesday, March 20, 2018. For more information or queries please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is no fee for attending the workshops and refreshments will be provided, but successful applicants will be responsible for funding their own travel to the venue.