Welcome to the Chapter 20 Workshop, where craft meets art. At Itanile, we are a community committed to expanding the creativity of African writers through teaching, publishing, and networking. The forthcoming workshop, our third edition, is an initiative to help writers get better with writing.
Storytelling is evolving. Writing has been a potent tool for triggering and influencing urgent, vital literary conversations. Presently, the words contained on a page do much more than determine the direction of a work of fiction. Writers, across fields, sectors, and job descriptions, are highlighting the importance of storytelling in conveying truth.
At the Chapter 20 Workshop, we will:
- Teach you to write more expressively and efficiently.
- Show you the necessary hacks for captivating an audience with words
- Show you the need-to-know on impressing a literary reader;
- Share with you the possibilities accessible through creative and content writing.
Our team of speakers are well-versed in the art and act of writing. Beyond knowledge, the credibility of their experiences as copywriters, content writers, and editors, cannot be easily matched. We are assured you will find every minute of the workshop vital to your writing journey.
For an investment fee of N2000 (two thousand naira), you can join a community of writers committed to learning from these speakers:
- Marline Oluchi is an SEO Copywriter, Screenwriter and Communication Strategist. She writes optimized website copies and SEO-focused blog posts for brands. With proven engagement in global development, gender equality spaces, policy influencing and advocacy communications, she is familiar with traditional and new media monitoring and engagement. She employs storytelling as the heart of her writing maintaining that stories are the bedrock of every brand, every idea translation, and every solutions journey. Storytelling is king, and should be utilized at all times.
- Seun Lari-Williams was born in Lagos on 28th April 1987. He is an intellectual property lawyer, poet, and flutist. His first anthology, Garri for Breakfast, was longlisted for the 2017 NLNG Nigeria Prize for Literature. He is a regular contributor to the literary magazine, thebestofafrica.org, and has been at SprinNG literary society since 2018. He is married and currently resides with his family in Antwerp, Belgium.
- Jeff Ugochukwu Omenyuru was born in a small polyglot town in Bauchi, Nigeria. Growing up, he was fascinated with the mechanisms of difference and how they shape our perceptions and guide us through space, which first led him to writing and continues to inform his storytelling. He is also interested in helping writers close the gap between what’s on the page and their imagination. Jeff mostly writes early in the morning, then sits with other people’s writings through the day, either as a freelance or in-house editor at Itanile Mag.
- May Ebute describes herself as a writer who loves giving words to her thoughts. She uses the art of storytelling as a medium for changing society by shedding light on pressing issues. She is a contributor with The News Chronicles and a columnist with Life’s Table Magazine. May is a freelance writer with ghostwriting experiences for clients and blogs. As an educator, she engages storytelling to inspire her female students. She also runs a reading and writing club in her place of work where she teaches students who are passionate about writing to write. Her books, The Lost Doll and The Night God Died, await publication.
At Chapter 20, we regularly update our focus and seek to pick on some of the most relevant and pressing needs of our writing community. Here are some of our focus topics:
- Improving your writing style
- Writing consistently
- Submit and get published.
- Truths about writer’s block
- Monetizing writing
- Defining a Niche as a Freelance Writer
- Writing Unique contents
- Telling Your Audience’s stories
- Rewriting the popular story, and more
To register, kindly place an order here. The workshop will hold on the 24th of April, 2021, by 5PM (GMT+1). Workshop materials will be provided for all registered participants in the days after the workshop.
Your writing is a unique key with multiple accesses. Let us show you how to use it for profitable enterprise. Register for the Itanile Chapter 20 Workshop today!