Selected Applicants for PIN-Virginrose Poets’ Residency

Poets in Residence

Following the one-week call for application for PIN-Virginrose Poets’ Residency (from 21st – 28th January, 2016), 31 applications were received from different applicants residing within Nigeria. The applications were meticulously assessed based on the stipulated guideline.  11 applicants were shortlisted.

Considering the limited opening of 2 slots, a “lucky dip” was introduced.  Consequently, two applicants were selected by a neutral person.

The selected applicants are:


  • Adefolami Adedimeji Ademola
  • Ewo Chidiebere


To avoid a situation where any of the initially selected applicants declines participation, another lucky dip was effected. The following 2 applicants were selected as alternates:


  • Saddiq Dzukogi
  • Amore David

Applicants not selected for the maiden edition stand the chance of being reconsidered for future residencies.

Arrival Date: Saturday 13th February, 2016
Departure Date: Saturday 27th February, 2016
Selected poets should confirm their availability via email ([email protected]) to enable us forward the details of the programme to them.

Kolade Olanrewaju Freedom
For: Poets in Nigeria


3 Replies to “Selected Applicants for PIN-Virginrose Poets’ Residency”

  1. Outrageous, but in any case it is good for these to continue so we can hovel these talented ones.
    Notification please if there is going to be another because I’m so much interested in poetry competitions.


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