Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Intwasa Short Story Competition 2012


Put your writing talent to test.

Write a short story and have the chance of winning $500

The Intwasa Short Story Competition is an annual literary event seeking to promote original creative writing talent in English. The winning story will be awarded the Yvonne Vera Award which carries a $500 cash prize.
v There is no particular theme
v Entries must be written in English
v Entries should be previously unpublished
v Only one entry per person
v All work must be original
v Entries must be typed.
v Maximum 3000 words.
v The competition is open to all Zimbabwe citizens and residents
v Entries must be submitted by July 31, 2012
v Late entries will not be accepted.
v Only the short-listed candidates will be personally notified

Send stories to Intwasa Short Story Competition, Office 403, 4th Floor, LAPF House, Bulawayo or info.intwasa@gmail.com or info@intwasa.org

                                WRITERS, GET WRITING! !

Please forward this info to your contacts.

For enquiries, do not hesitate to call or email us.


Runyararo Cynthia Mutandi
Festival Administrator
Intwasa Arts Festival koBulawayo
Office 403, 4th Floor
LAPF House
8th Ave & J. Moyo St.
Tel/Fax: +263 9 63928
Cell: +263 772 814 185
Website: www.intwasa.org
Email: info@intwasa.org
Alt. Email: info.intwasa@gmail.com
Blog: www.intwasa.blogspot.com
Skype: runyararo.cynthia.mutandi
                            "Bulawayo Blooming"

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Christopher Mlalazi offered Creative Writing Residency in Iowa

Christopher Mlalazi has just been offered a creative writing residency under the International Writing Program (IWP) at the University of Iowa called. 
Running from August to November annually, this programme is the oldest and largest multinational residency in the world and has been in existence since 1967. Over 1400 writers from more than 130 nations have taken part in the residency. The goal of the IWP is to provide authors the time to write, read, translate, study, conduct research, travel, give readings, and also be part of the vibrant literary and academic community of the University of Iowa, a major American research institution in Iowa city, the only American city designated as a UNESCO City of Literature. 
Christopher Mlalazi has published short stories with ’amaBooks in Short Writings from Bulawayo I, II and III, in Long Time Coming: Short Writings from Zimbabwe and in Where to Now? Short Stories from Zimbabwe. His anthology Dancing with Life: Tales from the Township, published by ’amaBooks in 2008, won the 2009 National Arts Merit Award for Best First Published Book and was given an honourable mention in the 2009 Noma Awards for African Publishing.
Christopher is also an award-winning playwright, with Election Day, adapted from the short story of the same name in Dancing with Life, winning a National Arts Merit Award in 2010 for Outstanding Stage Play.
Christopher was a creative writing fellow in Los Angeles in 2010, and in 2011 he was guest writer at the Nordic Afrika Institute, where he had the opportunity to read his work in Germany, Finland and Norway.