Creative Writing Workshops
Writing your own novel in three months

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weekend workshops

The Namibian writing industry has been underdeveloped for quite some time, while a good number of first-time writers are venturing into various disciplines of writing. Understanding that the market is complex and guidance is not always available for the aspiring few, a new concept has been created to assist the aspiring writer in their quest of drafting a manuscript and seeing it through to completion.

A set of three weekend workshops by the Goethe-Institut Namibia will be facilitated though which writers will brainstorm and be taught different techniques that include reviewing their writing.
The end goal is to develop content and assist the writer until it is completed – while introducing them to self-publishing and/or traditional publishing routes.
Weekend workshops on the last Fridays (14h00-17h00) and Saturdays (09h00-12h00) from April to June:

  • 23rd & 24th April
  • 28th & 29th May
  • 25th & 26th June

How to Register:

Send a short biography and 200-word sample of your original writing in a Word Document format to with ‘Creative Writing” as the subject before 21st April 2021. Space is limited to 15 participants. An independent jury will select participants.
The workshops will be facilitated by Martha Khoeses, a graduate from Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) with a Bachelor of English Honours currently pursuing her Masters in Creative Writing through Manchester Metropolitan University. She has self-published 10 books in different genres including poetry, folktale, fantasy, inspirational, and children's series. Martha is a seasoned administrative assistant, currently working at NUST as the Acting Assistant to the Registrar. She is also a part-time English teacher.