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Jun
18
to 24 Jun

Afrikult.: Stories Of Home (London)

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"Stories of Home is a half-day workshop offered to displaced people living in London with an opportunity to workshop African literature and also to write their own creative pieces in response to the literature as well as to their own experiences.

After the half-day workshop participants will have the opportunity to work with an editor to edit their creative pieces which would then be published in the Stories of Home digital anthology. The anthology will be launched by the end of the year at Afrikult.’s ‘Words that Travel’ Lounge event, which the participants will be invited to attend. The half-day workshop is free for participants with a stipend offered for public transportation, delicious lunch provided and an Afrikult. take-away bag gifted.

The workshops will be hosted at SOAS, University of London, in association with SOAS Alumni, on Monday 18 June and at Free Word on Friday 22 June who have offered their venues support-in-kind."

Participants will also receive free daytime weekend festival tickets for Africa Writes 2018.

 
 
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May
25
to 27 May

Barely Lit Festival (London)

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Bare Lit Festival will kick off the summer festival flurry returning for a third year to showcase the work of writers of colour. The weekend, May 25-27, 2018, will see the beloved festival make a move to The Albany in Lewisham as the team seek to increase inclusivity at and already groundbreaking event.

The festival will be open to over 600 attendees who will be able to enjoy exciting readings, panels and performances, purchase books and zines from favourite and undiscovered authors and meet like-minded individuals from across the country.

At present, panels looking at free to speak/free to censor, Britain after the fall of multiculturalism and crime and mystery are just a few that can be confirmed, taking place during this weekend. Such themes are reflective of “the interrogative and celebratory discussions Bare Lit is known for.”

The team in charge of the festival is still led by Henna Zamurd-Butt and Mend Mariwany - the festival founders. This year, in addition to putting on a stellar festival, rivalling past festivals, the team is focused on increasing increasing representation of marginalised BAME identities. Tickets will be priced to accommodate all financial brackets:

The success of the festival is thanks to the support of our event partners: The Literary Consultancy, Arvon, Apples and Snake, The Royal Society of Literature, among others.

ABOUT BARE LIT

Bare Lit Festival was created to combat this by celebrating the work of remarkable writers of colour. In 2015, the UK's three largest literary festivals featured over 2000 authors. Of those 2000+ authors, only 4 percent were from Black Caribbean, Black African, South Asian or East Asian backgrounds, based on a report published by SPREAD THE WORD.

 
 
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Apr
26
10:00 am10:00

Writing In Migration - Book Festival (Berlin)

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For three days African life realities and experiences will be broached by means of prose and poetry in the course of talks, readings and roundtable discussions. What does it mean to live and write after a forced or voluntary move to Europe / the USA? How do African writers process constant movement through spaces and identities? Is there a responsibility towards tradition or even an African identity?

Writing in Migration takes writers, whose books are literary visions and setting trends internationally, across continents to Berlin. Alongside curator, Olumide Popoola, they urge their audience to read outside the box. Berlin’s first festival for African literature is sponsored by the German Federal Cultural Foundation as well as Berlin’s Senate Department for Culture and Europe.

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In attendance will be:

Teilnehmende Künstler

Chris Abani

JJ Bola

Linda Gabriel

Helon Habila

Elnathan John

Yvonne Owuor

Chika Unigwe

Sarah Ladipo Manyika

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

Niq Mhlongo

Leye Adenle

Zukiswa Wanner

Ayobami Adebayo

Brian Chikwava

Jude Dibia

Clementine Ewokolo Burnley

Nick Makoha

Musa Okwonga

Henrietta Rose-Innes

Bibi Bakare

Pumla Gqola

Maroula Blades

Abdilatif Abdallah

Romeo Oriogun

Chinelo Okparanta

Jessica Horn

 
 
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Apr
21
10:00 am10:00

Memory, Culture & Community (London)

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This one-day international conference will provide a platform to discuss Igbo heritage studies and modes of documenting the past. The ‘Memory, Culture and Community’ conference seeks to promote the creation, management and use of records and archives, highlighting the need to preserve the archival heritage of people of Igbo descent around the world, through the sharing of experiences, research and ideas. During the course of the day, the conference will put on a series of workshops which will provide members of the public the skills to compile and collate content on Igbo culture and heritage through the medium of film, photography, oral history and writing.

The central output of the conference will be the development of an online Igbo digital archive through harnessing the knowledge and cultural resources of the community.

The last conference was held in 2017 with the guiding theme ‘Legacies Of Biafra: Reflections On The Nigeria-Biafra War 50 Years On’, marking the fiftieth anniversary of the outbreak of the Nigerian civil war. The ‘Legacies of Biafra’ conference launched the “Know Your History” initiative which seeks to create physical and digital spaces for learning and knowledge exchange centring on Igbo history, whilst also serving the development and population of the digital Igbo studies archive.

The speakers for the ‘Memory, Culture and Community’ conference include:

Ms. Chimamanda Adichie Professor Osita Okagbue Professor Paul Basu Ms Ego Ahaiwe Mr Nathan Richards Ms. Kelly Foster Mr Brian Ezeike Ms. Vivian Ogbonna Mr Emeka Ed Keazor

Award winning filmmaker Ujuaku Akukwe-Nwakalor will return to the Igbo Conference to screen her latest film: Harvest of Pride: Iri Ji. This feature length documentary centres on the significance of the New Yam Festival in Igboland. The film screening will be followed by a Q and A with Ujuaku and a discussion on the way they have approached the documenting of the most famous annual event in Igboland.

 

Trailer Of Harvest Of Pride: Iri Ji

 
 

About The Igbo Conference

"The Igbo Conference, in partnership with The Centre for African studies, SOAS, University of London is a forum for discovering the Igbo culture, language and heritage.

The annual Igbo conference aims to promote the study of Igbo language and culture within the UK, and seeks to bring academics and members of the Igbo community together for the purpose of knowledge sharing and exchange.

The ultimate goal of the Igbo conference organisers is to eventually establish an Igbo Centre in London which will act as a hub for anyone interested in research in the field of Igbo Studies (through a library, archives and study space), as well as providing a resource for members of the public to learn more about Igbo culture (through artifacts and interactive resources).

The two day conference comprises of plenary panels, Igbo cultural performances and workshops.

The annual conference’s aim is to encourage and promote Igbo Studies in the UK. Whilst there are limited Igbo Language and Cultural studies available in British Universities, the annual Igbo Language Conference seeks to provide a forum for intellectual and cultural exchange between scholars, students and members of the community."

 
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Nov
26
7:00 pm19:00

Gallery 16/16: Exhibition & Satellite Opening

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Join Gallery 16/16 for a satellite opening and an exhibition of work by Jan Hoek, Dagmar Van Weeghel and Bas Losekoot.

When: November 26th, 2017 at 6pm.

Showing at Gallery 16/16, 16 Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.

 

ABOUT LAGOS PHOTO FESTIVAL 2017

LagosPhoto is the first and only international arts festival of photography in Nigeria. The festival presents photography as it is embodied in the exploration of historical and contemporary issues, the promotion of social programmes, and the reclamation and engagement of public spaces in showcasing contemporary photography. Its 8th edition themed Regimes of Truth will hold between the 24th of November- 15th of December.

Regimes of Truth will explore the pursuit for and presentation of truth in contemporary society, gleaning inspiration from the writings of some of the 19th and 20th centuries' most influential literary realists and intellectuals. Gustave Flaubert’s L’Empire de la Bêtis (The Empire of Stupidity), Orwell’s creation of “doublethink” from his dystopian novel 1984, as well as the writings of Foucault, Achebe and Huxley, all possessed foresight about contemporary society’s concurrent quandary, whereby access to information on one hand and substantive facts on the other hand, are masked by a constructed rhetoric. Regimes of Truth thus ruminates on the tension and confluence between veracity and artifice in society today.

See full list of events happening over the few weeks here.

 
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Nov
26
3:00 pm15:00

Self Portraiture: Women, The Body & Representation

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A workshop with Keyezua and Jenevive Aken.

When: November 26th, 2017 at 2pm.

Showing at African Artists' Foundation, 3B Isi Olaoyekan Close, Off Adeleke Adedoyin Street, Off Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.

 

ABOUT LAGOS PHOTO FESTIVAL 2017

LagosPhoto is the first and only international arts festival of photography in Nigeria. The festival presents photography as it is embodied in the exploration of historical and contemporary issues, the promotion of social programmes, and the reclamation and engagement of public spaces in showcasing contemporary photography. Its 8th edition themed Regimes of Truth will hold between the 24th of November- 15th of December.

Regimes of Truth will explore the pursuit for and presentation of truth in contemporary society, gleaning inspiration from the writings of some of the 19th and 20th centuries' most influential literary realists and intellectuals. Gustave Flaubert’s L’Empire de la Bêtis (The Empire of Stupidity), Orwell’s creation of “doublethink” from his dystopian novel 1984, as well as the writings of Foucault, Achebe and Huxley, all possessed foresight about contemporary society’s concurrent quandary, whereby access to information on one hand and substantive facts on the other hand, are masked by a constructed rhetoric. Regimes of Truth thus ruminates on the tension and confluence between veracity and artifice in society today.

See full list of events happening over the few weeks here.

 
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Nov
24
to 14 Dec

Lagos Photo Festival

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Lagos Photo Festival is "the first and only international arts festival of photography in Nigeria. The festival presents photography as it is embodied in the exploration of historical and contemporary issues, the promotion of social programmes, and the reclamation and engagement of public spaces in showcasing contemporary photography. Its 8th edition themed Regimes of Truth will hold between the 24th of November- 15th of December.

Regimes of Truth will explore the pursuit for and presentation of truth in contemporary society, gleaning inspiration from the writings of some of the 19th and 20th centuries' most influential literary realists and intellectuals.

Gustave Flaubert’s L’Empire de la Bêtis (The Empire of Stupidity), Orwell’s creation of “doublethink” from his dystopian novel 1984, as well as the writings of Foucault, Achebe and Huxley, all possessed foresight about contemporary society’s concurrent quandary, whereby access to information on one hand and substantive facts on the other hand, are masked by a constructed rhetoric. Regimes of Truth thus ruminates on the tension and confluence between veracity and artifice in society today."

 

ARTISTS EXHIBITING

Alun Be

Eloghosa Osunde

Giya Makondo-Wills

Justine Tjallinks

Lubabetu Abubakar

Osborne Macharia

Samuel Fosso

Showing at African Artists' Foundation, 3B Isi Olaoyekan Close, Off Adeleke Adedoyin Street, Off Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.

When: November 25th, 2017 to December 15th, 2017.

See full list of events happening over the few weeks here.

 
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Oct
28
10:00 am10:00

African Writers Meet '17 (Lagos)

“There are a few opportunities in Nigeria, where budding writers, bloggers, authors, content writers, and poets can come together to network, learn from mentors and pitch their dreams to people that have the power to propel their careers into a quick start. The African Writers as an organization was created to bring these writers together and help them learn more about their craft so that they could grow and become recognized. The African Writers Meet was born out of the need to see these new voices rise to limelight.” - Faith Moyosore Agboola, Founder The African Writers.

THEME: TURNING YOUR WRITING INTO AN ENTERPRISE.

DATE & TIME: OCTOBER, 28, 2017, 10:00AM.

VENUE: ONIKAN YOUTH CENTER, KING GEORGE V ROAD, TBS, LAGOS, NIGERIA.

ENTRY: FREE

The African Writers Meet “17 is packed with amazing activities. The first being the Conference and Panelist Session where notable figures in the literary space like the revolutionary Poetpreneur and Founder of i2x Media, the organizers of Word Up, Olumide Holloway, Top fiction blogger and author of bestseller novels including The Guardians of the Seals, Tunde Leye, Social Media Strategist and relationship and lifestyle blogger Elsie Godwin of elsiesy.com and Editor, Writing Coach and Founder of the Sparkle Writers Hub, Adedoyin Jaiyesimi will each give talks on how writers can build their brands in the different writing fields. It will involve practical lessons and detailed description of personal experiences which will be followed by a Question and Answer session to ensure the writers get the very best.

The second activity, which promises to be very memorable will be the Pitch Your Dreams where aspiring authors, bloggers, content writers and poets will pitch their dreams to a group of panellists. These panellists will pick the most convincing and promising participants who will get amazing career boost opportunities from partnering brands. The authors will get free e-book publishing and promotion courtesy AW Publishing, the bloggers will get a complete rebrand of their blog and free SEO optimization courtesy OV Media, the poets will get free Audio recording of their spoken word pieces and the content writers will get a free individual and group masterclasses and placement for job opportunities in the Sparkle Writers Network courtesy the Sparkle Writers Hub. Others include performances by talented young poets and soulful artists who will serve as a source of entertainment and there will also be giveaways for winners of mini-challenges at the event. Amidst the numerous value it promises to provide, it will also be an opportunity for writers to network with one another and meet possible people to collaborate with.

The event is free but it is important to register to attend as only 250 spaces are available. Only registered participants will be allowed into the venue."

To register, click here.

 
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Aug
29
to 1 Sep

Get Into Book Publishing (London)

Into Book Publishing

Get into Book Publishing is a new, 4-day course designed to be a comprehensive and accessible introduction to publishing for those new to the industry.

The course will provide a complete overview of the industry and an expert insight into the main roles within it. From editorial and design, to production, sales and marketing, the course is designed to give you a comprehensive understanding of the business, not only to help identify the area that’s right for you but also to provide you with some basic skills to improve your chances of employment.

Supported by The Publishers Association, Hachette and Penguin Random House, and presented by experts from across publishing, the course will be a lively, practical and relevant look at the industry as it stands today. It will feature interactive seminar sessions and a group project to consider some of the key issues currently facing the industry. At the end of the course, you will receive a certificate from UCL to acknowledge your achievement.

The course will include an evening drinks reception so that everyone has the opportunity to meet industry figures in a more relaxed environment.

It is aimed at those who have little or no prior knowledge of the publishing industry or as a refresher course. If you are an intern, a school, college or university leaver, returning to work or perhaps considering a change of career, then this course represents an ideal starting point.

There are no entry requirements for the course, although delegates must be aged over 18 years. Cost per ticket £200.

If you would like to apply, please complete the application form and return it to Ian Evans (as explained in the application form). If you have any queries, please feel free to contact Ian Evans. For more information see Get Into Book Publishing.

 
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Jul
23
2:00 pm14:00

Okadabooks Writers Association Masterclass

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You don't need to own a complex graphic design software or have a degree in Graphic Design to create beautiful images. In this free truncated session, self-taught Graphic Designer Okechukwu Ofili will show you 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 yet beautiful book covers without shelling out thousands of Naira.

Venue: Work Station Nigeria, 7 Ibiyinka Olorunbe Close, VI.

Tickets going fast, so RSVP immediately at okada@okadabooks.com.

 
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