The Authors’ Talk is a convention of writers in discussion on select themes set up by the Kate Tales Foundation. Now, in its second year, it is one of the leading meet-ups and forums where various writers meet to discuss ideas and general issues that are intriguing. You can find a link to the feature for the first edition HERE.
The 2016 edition, done in collaboration with the Ovie Brume Foundation, will take place in Lagos on the 14th of October, 2016 at the Ovie Brume Foundation, 29a Gafar Animashahun Street, Off Ajose Adeogun Street, Victoria Island, Lagos. Time is 2pm prompt.
So, what is the theme of this writers’ meet?
The theme is Social Media for Literary Transformation. What does that mean? How writers (and readers) can use the social media to transform their craft and the entire literary experience. If you go to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and all the other cool places of the internet – especially WordPress – then you have a good idea of part of what this means. But there is more than just the theme there. You need only to avail yourself of this opportunity to be there and you will get a very good idea.
The moderator for the session is Sara Panata, an Italian PhD student in History at the University of Sorbonne-Panthéon in Paris, affiliated to IFRA Nigeria in the University of Ibadan. After a Masters’ Thesis on “Women’s mobilisation and gender constructions in the city of Ibadan from 1945 to 1960” in Sorbonne-Panthéon, Paris, her current research is focused on women’s history in south-western Nigeria from 1945 to 1993. She looks into the ways women mobilised collectively to reach their socio-economic and political rights during that period, on a city level as well as on a national and international scale. For some of her publications, please visit https://cnrs-gif.academia.edu/SaraPanata.
There would be an amazing list of other writers, bloggers, movie makers and literary maestros at the event including Iquo DianaAbasi Eke, Adeola Opeyemi, Enajite Efemuaye, Davis Donatus, Uchenna Walter Ude, Mary Ajayi, Joe Dundun, Ejiro Edward, Kingsley Iweka, Okwulehie Francisca Ogechi, Chioma Uwandu, Onwuasoanya Chika, Patience Tienspay Lawal, Chinyere Unique Nkemjika, Chigozie Anuli Mbadugha.
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It is worth adding that conventions and meetings like this are lovely, not only for the ‘themed’ discussion but the opportunity to meet great minds, build better partnerships and friendships that can last a lifetime. If you are in Lagos, please endeavour to attend and I am sure you will be the better for it. Oh, the details again?
Date: 14th of October, 2016
Venue: Ovie Brume Foundation: 29a Gafar Animashahun Street Off Ajose Adeogun Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Time: 2 p.m. prompt.