The 4th edition of the annual Lagos Poetry Festival (LAPOFEST) holds next week, Friday, June 8 and Saturday June 9, 2007. This year’s edition of the great festival promises to be much more elaborate and more colourful than the previous ones. The Festival, organised by the Lagos State Branch of Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA Lagos), in conjunction with the Management of M2 magazine, will take place on two days, at two venues:
- Day 1 (Friday, June 8, 2007) – Yard 158, Plot 34, Kudirat Abiola Way, Oregun, Ikeja (immediately after UAC… if coming from Ojota); and
- Day 2 (Saturday, June 9, 2007) – National Gallery of Art (Aina Onabolu Complex), National Theatre, Iganmu.
Time (each day): 10.00 a.m
Theme: Living Poetry
Guest Poet: Dr Ademola Dasylva, winner of 2006 ANA/Cadbury Poetry Award
Comperes: Tunji Sotimirin and Akeem Lasisi
The highlights of the Festival include intellectual discourse, drama, music, dance and poetry competitions in four categories: recitation, composition, performance and rap (rapidly applied poetry).
The annual Poetry Festival is one of the major projects and programmes embarked upon by the current Executive Council of the Lagos State Branch of ANA, with a view to stimulating intellectual activity and reactivating Nigerians’ interest in literature and the arts. The maiden edition of the Festival was held on December 11, 2004.
0802 611 8565 / 0803 725 7165Chairman, ANA Lagos