The Abuja Literary Society (ALS), a group of creative minds and patrons of arts, is set to host its second annual literary festival tagged, “Arts and Social Consciousness”.
The three-day event will hold from July 11 – 13 June 2019, at the Abuja Exhibition Pavilion.
The theme is aimed at examining how art and literature can drive social narratives as well as help interrogate ideational in Nigeria and on the African Continent at large, says a statement from the organisation.
Literary big wigs like Eghosa Imaseun, Toni Kan, Chika Oduah, Segun Adeniyi and Ayodele Olofintuade – all of which are known for using their literary works to comment on social narratives – are expected at the event.
The festival will have a writing Workshops which will feature writers like Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, Rafeeat Aliyu, Tolu Daniel, Eketi Edinma Eket, Chuma Nwokolo and Dike Chukwumerije.
It will also have a film screening as well as a re-enactment of Zulu Sofola’s play ‘Wedlock of the gods’. There will also be Dance aerobics and yoga, as well as a poetry grand slam with cash prizes.
The Abuja Literary Society was founded by Victor Anoliefo, Ike Anya, Ferdinand Agu and Ken Ike Okere in 1998 as an initiative to bring together writers, aspiring writers, book-lovers, intellectuals, and generally anyone with an interest in the literary arts looking to relax in a creative atmosphere every Friday.