How To Author Like a Strategist – A Weekend Workshop with Suyi Davies Okungbowa

How To Author Like a Strategist – A Weekend Workshop with Suyi Davies Okungbowa

When: July 29th – 30th, 2023 @ 5PM – 7:30PM UTC (click here to convert to your timezone)
Can’t make the live webinar? Register to get the recording after!
Where: Online over Zoom
Price:  50 – 100 USD (Scholarships available!)

Are you a writer with a book in your head but virtually no time to write it? Maybe you have a day job, school to attend, family members to care for, various life responsibilities grabbing at you, and so that book project has languished away on the backburner, and you’re worried you’ll never get to complete it.

Author and creative writing professor Suyi Davies Okungbowa has been there. That’s why he’s here to tell you that you can still finish this project (because a book is a project) in spite of these pressures. It may take you longer than many, but you will get there. Come on this weekend with us, and he’ll show you how.

In this two-day class, Suyi combines principles from strategic project culture (honed during his time in a former corporate role) and the tips, tricks and techniques he has built up in his author career to deliver a pathway to starting and finishing your book.

Please note that this class will be recorded.

Click here to register!

Who Should Take This Workshop?

This class is for BIPOC writers in any stage in their writing career.


This weekend workshop take place on July 29th and 30th from 5PM – 7:30PM UTC (click here to convert to your timezone) with a short 10-minute break halfway. The first day will end with homework that will be discussed the next day, and both days will have time for a Q&A session at the end.

About the Instructor

Suyi Davies Okungbowa HeadshotSuyi Davies Okungbowa is a Nigerian author of fantasy, science fiction and general speculative work. His latest novel is Son of the Storm (Orbit, 2021), first in the epic fantasy trilogy, The Nameless Republic (Warrior of the Wind, second in the trilogy, is forthcoming in November 2023). His debut godpunk fantasy novel David Mogo, Godhunter (Abaddon, 2019), won the 2020 Nommo Award for Best Novel. His shorter works have appeared in various periodicals and anthologies and have been nominated for various awards. He earned his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona, and lives in Ontario, where he is a professor of creative writing at the University of Ottawa. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @suyidavies, or via his newsletter,

Registration Options & Scholarships

To register, please click here.

This Live Webinar option costs 100 USD, and consists of participating in the live discussions and Q&As, as well as getting the recording after.

If you cannot attend the class live, you can also purchase the Video-Only option. While you won’t be able to participate in the Q&A sessions or discussions, you’ll get a recording of the lectures and answers to the questions asked during the live class, plus any other materials such as slides or handouts. This option costs 50 USD, and you will receive the materials two weeks after the class concludes.

If you cannot pay for all or part of this class, don’t fret! We have a limited number of full and partial scholarships available. Please fill out this form indicating what kind of scholarship you’re aiming for, and tell us a little bit about your project or how you feel this class will help your writing journey.

The scholarship deadline is July 8th by midnight UTC, and we’ll get back to you two weeks before class starts. Please don’t self-reject!

If you can no longer participate in the class, you can request a refund through Eventbrite up to 14 days before the class starts and will receive a full refund, minus processing fees. After that, the class will not be refunded, but you can apply the registration fee towards future classes.

Technical Requirements

This workshop will take place over Zoom, so please ensure that your device is compatible with Zoom beforehand.

A microphone or working camera are not necessary to participate. We’ll be monitoring the chat and relaying any questions you type to the instructor.


This class will have Zoom’s auto-generated closed-captions available. For more of Zoom’s accessibility features, please click here. Discussions will be via voice or Zoom’s chat feature.


If you have any questions, contact our class coordinator Yasmine at and we’ll get back to you ASAP!