Ama Ata Aidoo Centre invites young writers to submit works for publication

In a bid to encourage young writers to expand their creative writing skills,  the Ama Ata Aidoo Centre for Creative Writing, at the African University College of Communications (AUCC), is inviting passionate writers to submit original work for consideration in its maiden anthology ‘Adabraka: Stories from the Centre of the World’.

 

A statement signed and copied the Ghanaian Times by Benjamin Quarcoo, Director, Coporate Communications, AUCC said, interested persons may submit their work from February 10 until March 31, 2018.

 

 

The collection of short stories (from 600 to 5,000 words) must be rooted in the Greater Accra area, said  ‘Adabraka’ seeks all styles and sub-genres, including humor, nonfiction, quality flash fiction and stories with experimental narratives,” the statement added.

 

According to the statement, the maiden publication would be edited and published in May this year by a team led by Nana S. Achampong, director of the Ama Ata Aidoo Centre for Creative Writing.

 

“The period for submission of works for consideration is from next Saturday to March ending. That gives interested people time to polish up whatever they wish to present. Also, authorised English translations of original stories, particularly from regional writers, are welcome and encouraged. All you have to do is visit the Centre on the AUCC Campus at Adabraka or submit at aidoocentre@aucc.edu.gh”, said Mr Achampong.

 

In March 2017, AUCC launched the Ama Ata Aidoo Centre for Creative Writing to celebrate the remarkable work of the author.

 

The Centre provides support for critical reading and creative writing.

 

As part of its programmes this year, the Centre will host short story writer Nana Nyarko Boateng, novelist N. Maria Kwami, and other personalities in related arts.

 

It will organise six workshops and writing clinics. It will also launch a community reading programme dubbed ‘One Book One Community’ to support the nation’s literacy drive.

 

The year will end with a celebration of the winner of the Ama Ata Aidoo Prize for Best Original Writing in Ghana.

 

Ms Aidoo, one of Africa’s celebrated cultural and feminist ambassadors is the author of several books and recipient of many international awards.

 

By Times Reporter

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