Fidelity bank banner UBA banner
Awka Literary Society holds Valentine Eve Open Mic Session

By News Express on 11/02/2016

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 5,333


Awka Literary Society has concluded plans to mark this year’s St Valentine Season with an Open Microphone session that will fling the doors of artistic and musical expression open in the South East of Nigeria.

The event, which holds on February 13 in Havila Suites, Awka, Anambra State capital, is the first Open Mic session in the smithy city and promises to draw an eclectic crowd of singers, poets, painters, storytellers, minstrels, griots, flutists, dramatists and comedians under one roof.

The event essentially signals an auspicious start to the year by the literary group whose debut outing last year represents a rupture in the nation’s artistic landscape, leading to Nigeria’s first poetry festival (The Return to Idoto) held in honour of the brilliant modernist poet, Christopher Okigbo who died in the Biafran War.

Speaking on the coming Valentine Eve Open Mic session, one of the co-founders of the group, novelist Odili Ujubuonu, described it as a “creative explosion to mark the feast of love and renew our humanity.”

According to him, Awka Literary Society wants to tap onto the symbolism of the St Valentine’s Day to reawaken the age-old themes of love and the pursuit of happiness which have remained eternal in spite of the ceaseless onslaught of bitterness, hate and bigotry that plague our world.

“In addition to spreading love, we also want to fan the embers of artistic enterprise in South East Nigeria. We started last August with The Return to Idoto. It was a hugely successful outing for the Society. Now, we are opening the year with an Open Mic session to celebrate our humanity and open doors for a flowing of talents. In fact, if you are not at the Havila Suites in Awka on Saturday evening, then you are on the wrong side of history,” Ujubonu declared.

Speaking further, the Ujubuonu revealed that the Society had also made arrangements to ensure that established writers who are expected at the event would look into the works of young storytellers, poets and dramatists with a view to making critical interventions that would nudge them to the path of growth.

The Open Microphone session which is expected to kick off in the late afternoon promises to usher in a new phase of cultural awakening in the South East as prominent novelists, poets and singers in the region have already indicated their readiness to grace the event.

The event is a product of creative collaborations between the Awka Literary Society and Anambra Broadcasting Service, Havila Suites, National Light, Ifeadinmesi Blog, Little Drops Media and BrandeAristotle.

Source News Express

Posted 11/02/2016 12:16:11 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Bees attack players, match officials and spectators during...

Medical expert raises alarm over circulation of fake...

Sokoto to absorb 50 SURE -P nurses into...

Kaduna Govt. recovers over 19,000 stolen cows

Jonathan’s second term in the best interest of...

Emenike shoots Fenerbahce to the top of Turkish...

10 killed, 31 injured in accident on Zaria-Kano...

NBA, Lagos lawyer at war over missing woman...

Public schools dumping ground for less-privileged children: NANS...

Super Eagles’ latest flop: Three sins of Keshi...

The truth about Sunday Oliseh’s resignation as Super...

Hell exists; I was misquoted — Pope Francis...

 

Latest News Heads roll as missing journalist is confirmed killed in Saudi Consulate •How he died BLOODBATH: 55 killed in Kaduna Nnamdi Kanu’s reappearance, the beginning of Biafra’s independence — IPOB Be wary of Agatu girls, LG boss warns NAF personnel Unpaid Pensions: 900 Nigeria Airways retirees die Atiku’s Campaign Council: Umahi denies rejecting appointment Fayose won't be intimidated, ready to defend himself in court — Aide Viral Video: NANS gives Buhari 7-day ultimatum to probe Ganduje Anambra Building Collapse: Last trapped victim dies after rescue Lebanese jailed, forfeits $52,550, €32,250 to FG Why Abia women prefer fairly-used underwear Osinbajo declares Bayelsa flood a major disaster •Dickson calls for collaboration to resettle victims

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (407,714 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (382,957 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (315,284 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (258,079 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (237,850 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (224,620 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (204,407 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (185,856 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (170,626 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (166,071 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (161,731 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (149,490 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (69) Business & Economy (3,696) Business Verdict (52) Columnists (948) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (559) Features (660) Global Business Monitor (304) International (2,547) Interview (165) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (145) News (39,755) Opinion (1,125) Pidgin (13) Politics (7,304) Religion (881) Sports (1,733) Stock Watch (35) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

NLNG Prize for Literature 2018

Zenith Zero Balance

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

LIBYA vs NIGERIA 2-3 Goals Highlights

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement