For our first writing studio PREE is gathering together a Booker Prize winner, a Wyndham Campbell Award winner, an Oprah Magazine best of 2019 author, the 2018 winner of the BBC National Short Story Award and the 2017 winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize, a winner of the Forward Prize for Poetry, and the author of How to Say Babylon which generated a 7-way auction won by Picador and offering them to the world in Kingston, Jamaica, this May. Read more about our outstanding line-up here.
In addition there will be a non-fiction/essay writing workshop by Garnette Cadogan, author of Walking while Black, and two seminars on How to Get Published and The Craft of Editing by Sharmaine Lovegrove of Little, Brown and Dialogue Books. We will be posting more information about these sessions in the near future.
Between May 24-28, 2020, on the eve of Calabash International Literary Festival, we invite writers from the region and globally (Caribbean connection NOT required) to apply for a place at this exciting and unique writing studio. The Studio will be held on the verdant campus of The University of the West Indies, Mona.
On May 25, 26 and 27 there will be panel discussions and talks by our line-up of award-winning authors at locations to be announced. These sessions will be open to the public for a nominal fee.
For more information on fees to attend the Studio please visit this link. We are currently accepting applications to the Pree 2020 Writing Studio! To express interest, please email a short sample (500-1000 words) of your work or a statement about yourself and why you want to attend the writing studio to firstname.lastname@example.org Pree Writing Studio 2020 in the subject line. Deadline: February 29, 2020.
NB: The deadline ends at midnight February 29, 2020. Successful applicants will be informed by March 3 and can then proceed to the payment portal which will be available by then.