Rari, a new Pan-African community for emerging African poets, is offering an exciting opportunity this year.
The organisers are currently accepting applications for their first poetry workshop. This free workshop is an intensive, craft-enhancing experience aimed at stimulating the creativity and productivity of participating poets. Over the course of six weeks, poets will complete weekly writing assignments and receive constructive and dynamic feedback from other participants in a peer-learning model. Participating poets will also engage with existing African poetry as they read and discuss works by both established and emerging writers. Each writer will leave with a portfolio of finished works and the Rari team will offer individualized tips on publication and journal submissions.
To participate in this workshop, poets must submit 3-5 poems, submit a 250 word essay on either their favourite poem or their approach to poetry, and they must be of African descent.
The deadline to apply is October 30, 2019. The application form and other information is available on the website: rari.ca/workshop.
Rari is a peer-learning community open to any poet of African descent. The team fosters growth through carefully curated workshops and offers a platform to showcase beautiful poetry. The goal is ultimately to promote underrepresented African voices in the global poetry landscape.
If you have any further questions, you can contact Rari via this link.