Sunday, June 25, 2006

ana oyo, azuah, poetry potter...

Oyo ANA Short Story Writing Retreat/Workshop
(With support from Spectrum Books, Ibadan)

As part of improving writing skills for its members, the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) Oyo State Chapter, with support from Spectrum Books, Ibadan, will hold Oyo ANA Short Story Writing Retreat/Workshop.

Friday June 30 to Sunday July 2, 2006,

Venue: African Heritage Research Library Complex, Adeyipo Village, Ibadan.
Interested members are expected to pay N500. This amount covers transport to and from Adeyipo.

Oyo ANA will take care of feeding, accommodation and other exigencies.

All interested participants are expected to converge at the Educare Exhibition Centre, Goshen Superstore Building, beside Coca-Cola, Ibadan, from where we shall move to Adeyipo Village at 4.00 p.m promt

This Retreat/Workshop is ANA Oyo State Chapters attempt to uplift literature and encourage book development in Oyo state in particular and Nigeria in general. Without any iota of doubt, Oyo ANA is setting another pace with this Short Story Writing Retreat/Workshop.

Ebika Anthony
Chairman, Oyo State ANA
Unoma Azuah reads from her book, Sky High Flames in Abuja on Thursday June 29 (4.30pm) @ Reiz Continental Hotel, behind Nicon Insurance Plaza and adjacent to the National Library, Central Area, Abuja.
Sadly, lack of funds has scuppered this month's edition of Poetry Potter, but it should make a return in July. See the release below...
Dear Folks,

Kowry Kreations Media, a literary organization that is committed to the revival of the lost verve in the African arts, culture, values and heritages started its itinerary with a programme tagged POETRY POTTER, which is the combination of Poetry(oral, scripted and performance poetry), folktales and folksongs in January of this year. And last month marked the firth edition of the programme.

Poetry Potter, although a babe literary event in the heart of Lagos that is known as the centre of literary and entertainment events, has within a very short period of time gained attention and kept ringing like a colonial church bell in the mind of every literary lovers in the state and in the Diaspora at every last Saturday of the last five months aided by the unending e-invitation notes and invitation card distributed at virtually literary events in the state.

Since its commencement, it has paraded many writers, artistes and artists in the country. Among whom are Folu Agoi, Lekan Balogun, Akeem Lasisi, Lanre Ari-ajia, Yemi Adeyemo, Dele Osawe, Yemi Adeyemi, Ropo Ewenla, Segun Adefila and his troupe, the Crown Troupe of Africa, Awoko, Steve James and troupe, the Ivory Ambassador, Edun Production, Edaoto, the vibrant and energetic afro singer, Cornerstone, Are and many others. The media houses are as well close to us at every edition of the programme, these are, NTA, Chennels Television, Galaxy Television, The Guardian, Vanguard, The Comet, National Interest and National Mirror and many others.

National Library, which accommodate these host of literati and thespians at every last Saturday of the month, will be unable to do so this month for logistics reason that is not far away from the issue of money. We’ve been unable to meet up with the payment of the hall ever since March and the management said that we’ll not be allowed in from this month onward if we’re unable to pay for the past months we’ve used and the subsequent one.

We are indeed sorry for this inconvenience and we plead to anyone who is in position to salvage this situation to do so. However, we have gained Akeem Lasisi’s consent as the Guest Artiste of the Month for July.

See you in July.


Aderemi Adegbite
For: Kowry Kreations Media


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