Abuja literary festival is on its second year and this time Writivism will be participating.
This years festival is themed: Arts and Social Consciousness – the intent being to examine how Art can change the world and be a socially conscious tool across the different ideological leanings existent globally and more specifically, across the continent and Nigeria in particular.
The festival will have writing workshops, panel discussions, book readings film screening, poetry open mics and plays. Among the topics to be discussed include sexuality, birth rates and the 21st century woman; publishing and the challenges of book accessibility; political reportage, press freedom and responsibility and so much more.
Writivism will be hosting an open mic workshop for top graduands of the festival on Saturday the 13th of July from 11.45am to 12.45pm. Later in the day from 6.00pm to 7.00pm, as a tribute to Binyavanga Wainaina, Writivism will facilitate a panel on how to write about Africa. This panel will include Eghosa Imasuen, Ope Adedeji, Chuma NWokolo and TJ Benson. Esther Mirembe, Writivism’s managing editor, will be moderating the session.
The festival will bring writers and artistes from all over Africa. It takes place in Abuja Nigeria at the exhibition pavillion, Area 10, Garki between July 11th and 13th. Don’t miss it.