Dates in Sitka:
Samuel Kolawole was born and raised in Ibadan, Nigeria. He has contributed fiction and non-fiction to several journals and anthologies within and outside the continent. He authored the story collection “The Book of M (Serendipity Books, Nigeria, 2011)He’s received grants and fellowships from Prince Claus fund for Culture and Development, the Norman Mailer Centre, Wellstone Centre in the Redwoods, and the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. He is a graduate of the noted Clarion West Writers Workshop in Seattle, Washington.
Samuel is the founder and Director of Writers’ Studio, Nigeria’s flagship creative writing school which has trained over one hundred Nigerian writers and is now spreading fast throughout the African continent. In 2014, he served as the head judge for the Short Story Day Africa Contest with the theme; Terra Incognita: African Speculative Fiction. He is currently working on a collection of stories and a novel