Lagos Poetry Festival returns in October

Lagos Poetry Festival returns in October

The city of Lagos will play host to 35 poets from across the world at the sophomore edition of the Lagos Poetry Festival, scheduled to hold from the 26th of October to October 30th at Freedom Park, and the Muson Center.

With an exciting array of events, including workshops, panel discussions, and daily performances, the festival builds on its successful debut to further cement its place as one of Africa’s most important art and culture features. 

The theme for this year’s festival, Paging the Future, will explore emerging trends in the global socio-political, economic and cultural landscape. 

According to festival founder and director Efe Paul Azino, this year’s festival brings an interesting mix of entertainment and intellectual engagement. “It’s four days of readings and performances, master classes and panel discussions. The idea is to bring poetry into engagement with society at every level without losing the aesthetic for which it is renowned,”


The program of events, recently released by the organizers, can be found at with registration for the festival is now open at


This year’s guests include Titilope Sonuga, Dike Chukwumerije, Ladan Osman, Shailja Patel, Inua Ellams, Kwame Dawes, and many more.  

The Lagos International Poetry Festival is proudly supported by Nigerian Breweries, Freedom Park, Muson Center and a host of media partners.


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