All the writing events you can attend this weekend

 

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Hello, Sparkle Writers! There are a number of amazing events holding this weekend.  Check them out.

The FCT Book Fair

It is the first of its kind in Abuja so apart from getting the opportunity to hangout with book lovers, buy good books and have a great time, you’d be part of history. Is that not amazing? 

The Book Fair will feature a picnic, games like scrabble, monopoly and chess. There would be toys and bouncing castles for children. Authors and bookstore owners will make sure to bring great books you can buy. We think this would be a good way to have wholesome fun with your family and friends.

The fair would hold Sunday, August 27, 2017

The venue is Event Centre, Funmilayo Ransome Kuti Street, Srea 3 Garki Abuja.

Follow @FCTbookfairNg on Twitter for details. 

 

Tomi Adesina’s Book Launch

 

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Whoop! If you have been following us for a while then you’d know that we have featured Tomi on our #WriterSpotlight.

It is with great pleasure that we announce that she is launching her book George’s Pieces Of Me. 
The launch date is Sunday 20th August 2017  by 3:00 pm.

Tomi writes so beautifully you’d love her event.

 

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Writing events you would love to attend

Every weekend there is an amazing event for writers and readers. Check out these weekend’s events. 

The Author’s Talk 

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This is an annual event powered by @kateekanem @katetalesfoundation. 

The talk will be addressing the central theme of “Unpacking Your Diversity In Stories”, and tackling sub-themes like feminism, art as a mirror of society, gender bias and sexual orientation. Creatives like Chimdinma Adriel Onwukwe, Amarachi Atama Amu , Sophia Jerome amongst others will be present.

There will be spoken word performances and poetry readings too. If you want to attend this talk, register here

 

The Medina Special Anniversary Bookference

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Medina Book club will hold its anniversary bookference Saturday, August 12th 2017. This event will feature a book chat and panel session, spoken word and a special meet and greet of book clubbers. 

Venue is P.A.G.E Book Connoisseurs, 23, Opebi Road Ijeka Lagos. 

If this is something you would love to be a part of don’t hesitate to join them. 

Words are Work Fiction Masterclass

 

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Fiction writing is not so difficult but some writers are still having issues creating great fictional characters. To this effect, Words Are Work and The Future Africa have teemed up to bring you an amazing master class that teaches you how to do just that. 

If you know you need this class send a mail to info@thefutureafrica.com.

This class will hold Saturday August 12th , 2017. 

Don’t miss this year’s Lagos Book & Arts Festival

 

If you have never been to the Lagos Book & Art Festival ((LABAF)), the 2016 edition which will hold in November will be your opportunity to attend.

LABAF, which has been dubbed “Africa’s biggest Culture Picnic”, is an art festival that has grown to become one of the high points of Nigeria’s cultural calendar since inception.

The festival which is organized by the Committee for Relevant Art (CORA) is an event that attracts writers, journalists and artists from all over the world. This year’s edition will be the 18th in the history of the festival so you should be sure that the organizers know what they are doing.

The theme for this year’s edition is ‘The terror of knowledge’ and we think it is so apt. The power of knowledge cannot be overemphasized in this age and if we can only invest in it, we will be amazed at the results we will get.

Although the main festival will begin November 10, 2016 and end November 13, 2016, pre-festival activities will start November 7th, 2016. Some of the activities scheduled for the event include: book trek, publishers forum, authors convention, symposium, poetry slam, film screening and a whole lot more.

Do you see why you shouldn’t miss it now?

The venue is Freedom Park, Broad street, Lagos Island and the time is 9 am to 12 midnight daily.

We hope you can make it.