23 May, 2024

The Lagos Poetry Festival 2019, 5th Edition

The Lagos International Poetry Festival (LIPFest2019) is here. Now in its fifth year, the festival, which was founded in 2015 by Efe Paul Azino, promises to be “a wild beautiful thing.” The festival begins October 30th, 2019 and ends November 3rd, 2019, and it features over fifty writers and poets and thinkers from over ten […]

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Afara Leadership Center Book Fair For Book Lovers On A Low Budget / How To Attend The Event

Have you been wanting to get some fairy new, high quality books? And at a very low price? Here is your chance to. Osemhen is donating books, but at a very low price, to raise money to support a center. She writes: “I volunteer with this awesome center and we’re raising money to support the […]

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Press Release: The SBMEN Fiction and Non-Fiction Editing Workshop

SBMEN Fiction and Non-Fiction Editing Workshop Lagos, September 2019— The Society of Book and Magazine Editors of Nigeria (SBMEN) held its third editing workshop for the year themed: The Fundamentals of Fiction and Non-Fiction Editing from 21 to 22 September 2019. This two-day workshop was attended by writers and editors who were interested in refreshing […]

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Win $100 in Afritondo’s Flash Fiction Contest / How To Apply

Do you love fiction? If yes, Afritondo has submitting for you. Afritondo, “the media and publishing platform that aims to connect with and tell the stories of Africans and black minority populations across the globe”, is calling for comments on their latest short story, “Looking for Papa”. This is in anticipation of their $1000 Short Story […]

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The “Americanah” Controversy: On Lupita Nyong’O Being Cast To Play The Role Of Ifemelu

Word came out recently that Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’O would act the lead role in the adaptation of Chimamanda’s bestselling novel, “Americanah” a miniseries; pilot-written by Danai Gurira. Lupita had met and fallen in love with the book some time in 2013 when she preordered it. In an interview, she said that she “could not […]

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Register For The Upcoming SBMEN Fiction and Non-Fiction Editing Workshop for Editors and Writers Billed To Hold This September

The Society of Book and Magazine Editors of Nigeria (SBMEN) will be holding another career-changing editing workshop in September, 2019. This upcoming workshop will be its third for the year. This edition has been themed: The Fundamentals of Fiction and Non-Fiction Editing. If you have always dreamed of becoming a professional editor, here’s your chance […]

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How Long Is A Short Story?: A Guide On How To Write A Short Story.

The short story form is in high demand. Many writers want to learn how to write a short story. Also, many writers wonder how long is a short story? In this article, Tega explains everything he learned from prolific writer TJ Benson. Wrapped in short story examples are nuggets on short story outlines, elements writing […]

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