2023 Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study (JIAS) Creative Writing Workshop

Deadline: February 1, 2023.

The Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study (JIAS) invites applications from emerging African creative writers for its Second Annual Writers’ Workshop.

From 1 August to 31 October 2023, JIAS will host a group of promising African creative writers. The workshop will be a writing-intensive, three-month program for early career writers who have a current work in progress that they would like to complete or polish. Each writer will focus on her/his/their individual work as well as read others’ work and provide feedback. Writers will greatly benefit from the supportive structure that a writers’ workshop creates.


  1. The JIAS Writers’ Workshop is open to African writers who work in Fiction (long and short form), Creative Non-Fiction, Playwriting, Screenwriting, and Poetry.


  1. Workshop participants will be mentored by accomplished, critically-acclaimed, and award-winning writers.
  2. This is a great opportunity for novice writers to learn from established writers who are masters of their craft.
  3. Participants in the workshop will also be able to take advantage of and benefit from the vitality and diversity that a dynamic city like Johannesburg has to offer.


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