Press Release: FEAST OF WORDS 2016 – WRR LITERARY FESTIVAL HOLDS DEC 3

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The Words Rhymes & Rhythm (WRR) family is pleased to announce that the annual WRR Literary Festival – ‘FEAST OF WORDS’ will hold on the 3rd of December 2016 in the ancient city of Ibadan.

For the second year running, Ibadan will host writers, performers, thinkers, artists, book lovers and lovers of literature for the one-day festival taking place at the INSTITUTE OF AFRICAN STUDIES, University of Ibadan (UI), Ibadan, Oyo State.

This year’s edition is themed ‘WORDS IN A SEASON OF CHANGE’. Poet, linguist, lecturer, Emmanuel Inedu, will present a paper exploring the place of writers in the prevailing political atmosphere. Inedu is the author of COCKCROW AT NOON. He will be joined in discussion by Sickle Cell awareness campaigner, Awodiya Funke, who will also be reading from her book ‘THE FARMER’S DAUGHTER’, and Goodness Olanrewaju Ayoola, teacher and author of the acclaimed collection of poems, ‘MEDITATIONS’.

WORDS RHYMES & RHYTHM LITERARY FESTIVAL 2015 After The ‘FIST-FEAST of Words’

Discussion session at the WRR LITERARY FESTIVAL 2015

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE FESTIVAL

The festival will feature stimulating discussions, awards, book unveiling, readings musical performances, a play by the University of Ibadan Theatre Arts Students, and an African Night of words, music, and palm wine.

Two books will be unveiled at the festival – ‘RAINBOWS & FIREFLIES’, co-authored by the winners of the N300,000 WRR GREEN AUTHOR PRIZE (GAP) 2016; ‘LOOPS OF HOPE’, the Brigitte Poirson Poetry Contest (BPPC) 2016 anthology which will be distributed free to all attendees. The winner of the 2016 ALBERT JUNGERS POETRY PRIZE (AJPP) will also be unveiled at the event.

Awards will be given to over a 100 recipients for the WRR-GREEN AUTHOR PRIZE (GAP) 2016; the BRIGITTE POIRSON POETRY CONTEST (BPPC) 2016; the ERIATA ORIBHABOR POETRY PRIZE (EOPP) 2016 and the ALBERT JUNGERS POETRY PRIZE (AJPP) 2016.

Winner of the AJPP 2015, Showunmi Olawale Michael collecting his prize, a brand new laptop

Winner of the AJPP 2015, Showunmi Olawale Michael collecting his prize, a brand new laptop

The African night will feature a play, music and presentations by the best performance poets in Nigeria, including Graciano Enwerem, Paul Word, Olayinka Samson Aremu, Kemi Bakare, Adedayo Adeyemi Agarau, James Ademuyiwa, Valentine ‘Brainbox’ Ogunaka, Onwuasoanya Chika Jones, Igbor Clemency Green, and many others.

We hope to have the pleasure of your attendance, even as we expect other amazing stakeholders in the Nigerian literary space. FEAST OF WORDS 2016 promises to be loads of fun.

Winners of the 2016 Green Author Prize and co-authors of VERSES FROM THE NIGER, Vanger Fater, Ayomide Festus, Chika Jones Onwuasoanya.

Winners of the 2016 Green Author Prize and c-author of VERSES FROM THE NIGER, Vanger Fater, Ayomide Festus, Chika Jones Onwuasoanya.

  • DATE: Saturday December 3rd, 2016
  • VENUE: INSTITUTE OF AFRICAN STUDIES, UI, Ibadan
  • TIME: 10am – 8pm

The FEAST OF WORDS is one of the most anticipated literary festivals among young Nigerian writers. It is organized by Words Rhymes & Rhythm (WRR Ltd), a foremost Nigerian publishing and educational institution which actively promotes Nigerian writing and supports the development of young Nigerian writers through several interventionist programmes. The 2015 edition had in attendance major stakeholders from all over the country.

WORDS RHYMES & RHYTHM LITERARY FESTIVAL 2015 After The ‘FIST-FEAST of Words’ (28)

Some participants at WORDS RHYMES & RHYTHM LITERARY FESTIVAL 2015

Authors and Publishers who wish to display books at the event should reach out to us before Wednesday 30th of November, 2016. There will be no fee charged for displaying books. Also, guests arriving from outside Ibadan should call 07034847164 if they wish to reserve hotel accommodation in advance.

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For more information on participation or sponsorship, please call/SMS 08060109295; 07034847164 or 08160179151. Inquiries can also be mailed to info@wrr.ng.

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