Thursday, March 09, 2006

reading in oxford - march 10



Tomorrow I will be appearing with three fellow Nigerian writers at a reading in Oxford. Afam Akeh, Nnorom Azuonye and myself will form a quartet with Chuma Nwokolo Jr at the event. The theme of the evening is Memories of Stone, and it is the second in a series of literary evenings hosted by Nwokolo, who is the writer-in-residence at the city's Ashmolean Museum. Nwokolo is the author of the book, One More Tale for the Road (2003).


Akeh, Wood and Nwokolo Jr

Afam Akeh (author of the poetry collection, Stolen Moments) joined Nwokolo for the first literary evening in the series back in November. As for Nnorom Azuonye, he's a poet (poetry collections: Letters to God & The Bridge Selection), literary publisher and founder of the Sentinel Poetry Movement. My photograph of a Tie & Dye commune in Abeokuta accompanies the French translation of Azuonye's poem, Light and Sounds, online.


Nnorom Azuonye

You can also catch Azuonye in action on Monday 13th of March reading alongside other poets including Todd Swift and Munayem at The Poetry Cafe, Covent Garden, London - from 7pm.

But first, there's tomorrow (March 10th ) to get through (I hope I don't get the shakes on the stage!). The event is from 5-7pm @ The Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, UK. If you happen to be in Oxford, please come along. The event free.

2 Comments:

Blogger Renegade Eye said...

Have fun.

7:44 am, March 10, 2006  
Anonymous mw said...

Thanks Renegade, I did have fun...
m

11:05 pm, March 11, 2006  

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