iLembe Book Festival

The ilembe Book Festival is hosting a fiction writing workshop facilitated by acclaimed writers: Sifiso Mzobe and Zukiswa Wanner. The workshop is designed for the creative writer hoping to improve their writing skills, connect with other writers, and learn the ins and outs of publishing.

The workshop is offered through a combination of lessons (covering topics such as characterisation, dialogue, tone, and plot), writing exercises and a critique of work in progress.

The workshop will take place on Friday, 02 February 2024 at the Luthuli Museum in Groutville, KwaDukuza.

Please note the workshop will be conducted in both English and isiZulu.


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Closing Date for Submissions:
05 January 2024 (Deadline extended to 16 January 2024)


The shortlist will be announced by no later than 20 January 2024. 

Shortlisted writers will be requested to submit longer works of up to 4000 words by 25 January 2024. 

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