Lagos International Poetry Festival 2017 releases programme

Lagos International Poetry Festival 2017 releases programme


Organisers of the 2017 edition of the 2017 Lagos International Poetry Festival (LIPF) have released a programme of events.

According to a statement on Monday, the programme contains events no one can afford to miss from workshops, performances and conversations.

Such events include: Collective Amnesia: An Evening with Koleka Putuma and Sabrina Mahfouz, Poetry After Dark: Poems Apostle Must Not Hear, Women Changing the World One Verse at a Time and The Londoners Are Coming.

In Collective Amnesia, the statement said, Koleka Putuma and Sabrina Mahfouz, two of the most urgent voices in poetry and performance will come together for an evening of healing, magic and excitement.

“Award winning poet and theatre practitioner Koleka Putuma has taken the South African literary scene by storm with her debut collection of poems Collective Amnesia, which has sold over 2,000 copies in less than five 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,” said the statement.

Date is Thursday November 2, at Bogobiri, 7 MaitamaSule, off Awolowo Road, Ikoyi

By 6pm with an entry fee of N1,000.

Poetry After Dark, a night of love poems, naughty muses, wine, beer, finger foods and music, it 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. It also takes place on Thursday November 2 from 6pm at the Roof Top, Goethe Institut, City Hall, Lagos Island.

Women Changing the World One Verse at a Time brings together Titilope Sonuga, Koleka Putuma, Sabrina Mahfouz, Sophia Walker and Wana Udobang in a meeting reminiscent of magic. Hosted by the Goethe Institut, these amazing poets and storytellers will share personal experiences on working and breaking barriers as women writer and poet.

The Londoners Are Coming for November 4 at Kongi’s Harvest Gallery, Freedom Park, is for 2pm. It features some of the most vibrant voices on the UK scene bringing the London vibe to Lagos in conversation with Wana Udobang.

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