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Countdown To The Lagos International Poetry Festival – Events You Can’t Afford To Miss

Countdown To The Lagos International Poetry Festival – Events You Can’t Afford To Miss

The program of events for the 2017 Lagos International Poetry Festival is out. From workshops, to performances, and conversations, here are some of the events you can’t afford to miss:

Collective Amnesia: An Evening with Koleka Putuma& Sabrina Mahfouz

Two of the most urgent voices in poetry and performance come together for an evening of healing, magic and excitement.

Award winning poet and theatre practitioner KolekaPutuma has taken the South African literary scene by storm with her debut collection of poems Collective Amnesia, which has sold over 2000 copies in less than 5 months, and has been prescribed for study at tertiary level in South African Universities.

Sabrina Mahfouz was raised in London and Cairo. Named as a ‘modern Renaissance woman’ by The Scotsman; ‘a 2017 Wonder Woman’ by Marie Claire and ‘one of the rising stars of new British playwriting’ by The Herald.

Date: Thursday Nov. 2nd, 2017
Gate opens at 6pm.
Entry:N1,000

Venue:Bogobiri, 7, MaitamaSule, off Awolowo Road, Ikoyi

 

Poetry After Dark: Poems Apostle Must Not Hear

 A night of love poems, naughty muses, wine, beer, finger foods and music, Poetry After Dark is an open party with the #LIPFest17 guests under the night skies. The mic will be open so you can step up and share those poems Apostle must not hear and have a silent disco after party with friends.

Date: Thursday Nov. 2nd, 2017
Gate opens at 6pm.
Venue: Roof Top, Goethe Institut, City Hall, Lagos Island.

Women Changing the World One Verse at a Time

What do you get when TitilopeSonuga, KolekaPutuma, Sabrina Mahfouz, Sophia Walker and WanaUdobang meet? Magic, that’s what. Hosted by the Goethe Institut, these amazing poets and storytellers will share personal experiences on working and breaking barriers as a female writer and poet.

 

The Londoners Are Coming

 Some of the most vibrant voices on the UK scene bring that London vibe to Lagos in conversation with WanaUdobang. Don’t miss the Londoners are Coming.

Date: Nov. 4th 2017

Time: 2pm

Venue: Freedom Park, Kongi’s Harvest Gallery

Download the full program on: http://lagospoetryfestival.com/welcome-to-lipf2017/program/

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