The fifth Garden City Literary festival will hold from 15 – 20 October, 2012 in Port Harcourt.
The 2012 edition will have in its attendance literary giants and human rights activists. According to the GLCF press release, Véronique TADJO, Lizzy Attree, Doreen Baingana, Chibundu Onuzo and Noo Saro-Wiwa will be attending the festival as featured writers.
The event shall comprise of book fairs, drama presentations, special sessions for children, book readings and creative writing workshops. I attended the 2010 Edition. It was interesting. Although, i stayed for a few hours where I enjoyed a talk by Reuben Abati and shopped a bit at the book fair, I thoroughly enjoyed the few hours I spent there. It was at the event that I bought Buchi Emecheta’s Head Above Water. I also got Bessi Head’s Maruat the fair. Bessi is one fine writer. You can read about my experience HERE.
Published and budding writers are advised to attend at least a day or two of the event. The festival shows a lot of promise.
So mark your calenders. You can’t afford to miss the fifth Garden City Literary festival. The festival will start with the book fairs and writers’ workshops on Monday, 15 October, 2012.
Saturday, 20 October, 2012 will be the last day of the festival. The event will hold at the Hotel Presidential in Port Harcourt.
- Winners: 2012 Creative Wings Short Story Prize
- 2013 Commonwealth Book Prize and Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2013