Cropper Foundation and The UWI host 8th Residential Creative Writers’ Workshop

The Cropper Foundation’s 8th Residential Creative Writers’ Workshop, held in collaboration with the Department of Creative and Festival Arts at The University of the West Indies (The UWI), St. Augustine, is open for applications. The workshop takes place June 29 to July 13, 2014 in Trinidad and Tobago. Applications are open to published or unpublished prose fiction writers, as well as poets and playwrights from across the region and the Caribbean diaspora.

Professor Funso Aiyejina and Dr Merle Hodge, experienced and published authors from The UWI, will be the residential moderators for the two-week workshop. They have been mentoring writers from Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Commonwealth of Dominica, St. Lucia, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Caribbean Diaspora (Canada, USA, France) since 2000. Many have gone on to publish their original creative writing and won a number of international Literary Awards.

This workshop is part of the Cropper Foundation’s effort to contribute to the development of the Caribbean on many levels and in different areas of interest. Participants of the Residential Creative Writers’ Workshop will also benefit from visits and discussions with published authors and professionals from the publishing industry.

Interested persons may download the application form from Writers Workshop Application form 2014.docx and

Interested persons may download the application form from Writers Workshop Application form 2014.docx and

Writers, twenty years and over, are invited to submit five pages of a sample of their prose fiction, plays or their poetry no later than 20th January 2014 to: Writers’ Workshop, Department of Creative & Festival Arts, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine. All applicants are responsible for their travel to and from Trinidad and will be asked to contribute US $500 or TT $3,000 each for the two-week workshop.

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