African Media Agency today announced its creative writing masterclass hosted in partnership with Chigozie Obioma as part of AMA Academy. The partnership aims to upskill journalists on fiction storytelling.
AMA Academy is a free-to-use pan-African online learning platform dedicated to upskilling journalists and media personnel across the continent. The first cohort boasts 200 journalists and has hosted three training sessions led by industry experts since kick-off in April 2022.
Chigozie is a Nigerian author. His first novel The Fishermen published in 2015 and his second novel An Orchestra of Minorities published in 2019 were both short-listed for the Booker Prize, one of the most prestigious awards in literature. His work has been translated into more than 28 languages The session Creating a Story Instead of a Tale is slated for 23 June 2022 at 3 PM GMT all journalists are encouraged to attend.
“It is our great honour to partner with Chigozie for our first creative writing masterclass for what we know will be a memorable session. I have admired and been moved by his style of writing, especially his novel An Orchestra of Minorities, and cannot wait for him to impart his knowledge and share practical tools in the masterclass. AMA Academy’s goal is to provide a variety of training to transfer skills across all genres and industries so that journalists can learn to monetize their craft and diversify their writing. It is our greatest joy to share the opportunity to learn from him with our cohort and invite all journalists across Africa to attend,” said Eloïne Barry, CEO of African Media Agency.