Art Valentino and Tomi Adeyemi together supporting young writers

Valentino and Tomi Adeyemi together supporting young writers

Giulia Guido

Maison Valentino has always developed several initiatives in support of the world of arts and culture and the latest of these confirms its commitment. #WritersRoadmapxValentino is the project born from the collaboration between Valentino and Tomi Adeyemi with the aim of supporting and discovering young emerging writers. 

Tomi Adeyemi is a young Nigerian-American writer named among the 100 most influential people by TIME. What brought her to worldwide success was the 2018 novel “Children of Blood and Bone“, followed by “Children of Virtue and Vengeance“. When she’s not writing, Tomi is busy teaching creative writing courses through her platform The Writer’s Roadmap, which now enjoys the support of Valentino. 

Last December, the Maison announced the possibility of winning a scholarship to allow emerging writers to participate in a workshop with the writer. 

Aspiring writers from around the world made videos on Instagram telling their passion and explaining why they wanted to attend the coveted workshop, and once all the applications were collected, the scholarship winners were announced. 

#WritersRoadmapxValentino is a project that offers a unique opportunity, that is to confront not only with people from different places and with different stories but above all to be followed by a professional like Tomi Adeyemi. In addition, to get the course off to the best possible start, Valentino has provided each participant with a welcome kit featuring a Strand Bookstore x Valentino tote and the new Valentino Voce Viva fragrance. 

#WritersRoadmapxValentino is just one of Valentino’s initiatives to support the arts and culture, in fact, the Maison continues to develop training programs aimed at providing learning experiences alongside great professionals. 

Visit Valentino’s website, and the Instagram profiles of Valentino, Tomi Adeyemi and The Writer’s Roadmap to learn more! 

Written by Giulia Guido
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