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AWF re-launches literary festival

The Abuja Writers Forum has announced plans to revive the Abuja Literary Festival which will run from June 28-30, 2018 in Abuja.

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The Festival is being re-launced to mark the tenth anniversary of the Abuja Writers Forum which began its literary activities in June 2008.

It will feature bookrama sessions with authors from within and outside Abuja, panel discussions, film screenings, drama performances, an international art and photo exhibition, poetry performances, a five-day drama workshop, a book exhibition and a script-pitch.

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The workshop is designed for potential dramatists between the ages of 18-35, focusing on developing scripts relevant to societal development and will be facilitated by two experienced dramatists.

There would also be a one day digital media training for the workshop participants as part of the festival, aimed at helping participants to recognise that story-telling has now become multiplatform and they should start appreciating relevant digital tools for writing, editing, formatting and production. 

This is significant because digital literacy has become important across board, and creative writers need to become aware of the enormous potential the platform offers for production and distribution.

The Abuja Literary Festival made its debut in 2008 and enjoyed the support of a few stakeholders including the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NNLG) company. More details of the Abuja Literary Festival will be announced in the coming weeks.

 


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