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. 

Writing Events This Weekend!

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Hello Sparkle Writers!

Every Friday, we will bring you events and training for writers that we think you should be aware on a weekly basis. There’s no reason for you to miss out on great events anymore. 

This week, we have the following events;

White Lagos Book Party

You may have heard of the award winning travel writer in Nigeria, Pelu Awofeso, but we are not sure you have seen his new book White Lagos! 

The book is a beautiful documentation of the popular Eyo Festival in Lagos and to officially launch it, Pelu will be hosting the White Lagos Book Party this Sunday, July 23rd 2017 at Page Book Connoisseurs 

The Commissioner for Information and Strategy in Lagos State, Steve Ayorinde, will be a special guest at this event. 

Want to attend? Purchase a copy of his book and you get an instant invite. 

For more information about this event, kindly visit Pelu Awofeso’s twitter handle (@PeluAwofeso)

 

OkadaBooks Writers Association Masterclass

OkadaBooks is hosting a Masterclass this Sunday to teach writers how to create book covers for free. How awesome is that? This is a great opportunity to learn how to create amazing designs for that book you are writing. 

You don’t need to own a complex graphic design software or have a degree in Graphic Design to create beautiful images. Just attend this masterclass. 

In this free session, you will learn how to create beautiful book covers and fliers with a program as simple as Microsoft Word.

This class is ideal for authors who want to design simple but beautiful book covers without shelling out thousands of Naira.

This class will hold at Workstation in Victoria Island. Spaces are limited so RSVP as soon as possible by sending a mail to okada@okadabooks.com.

 

If you have an event or training for writers that you would like us to feature, please send an email to thesparklewritershub@gmail.com. 

Hello fiction writers! You should register for the WAW Fiction Masterclass

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There’s nothing like a good story. We think everyone can agree with this but we also know that writing a good story can sometimes be difficult. We have something that can help and we think you should know about.

It’s The WAW Fiction Masterclass! This is a one-day intensive writing class, that will teach you how to build fully formed fictional characters and bring them to life on the page by revealing them to readers with time-tested techniques.

Do you know what the best part is? The training is FREE!

To apply for this training,

  • Send a mail to masterclass@wordsarework.com with the subject: “WAW FM Application: [Your full name]” (e.g. WAW FM Application: John Doe)
  • The email should contain your name, contact details (email and mobile number), age (if you don’t mind) and location.
  • Submit up to 300 words of fiction you’ve written (published or unpublished). It could be a complete story, a vignette or a portion of a story or book. Copy and paste in the email (no attachments).
  • Below your writing sample, include a brief statement of purpose (100 words, max) statingyour reason for applying to this masterclass and what you plan to do with the knowledge you gain.

There are only 20 seats available so start sending your submissions now. Application closes before midnight of Sunday 18 September, 2016.  For more information, click here.