Details of the African Literary Event 2015 coming soon….
Accomplish Press and Black and Outspoken Present
African Literary Evening
This will be a mixture of literature, poetry and spoken word performances, as well as a panel to discuss issues relevant to Nigerian/Black British writers in the UK. The panel will consist of well-known and emerging authors, publishers, journalists and poets.
Topics to be discussed during the African Literary Evening include:
(1) “Making money from Writing: Is it possible to make a living as a writer?”
(2) “The future of publishing in the UK: is it traditional publishing, Self-publishing and collaborative publishing or hybrid publishing?”
(3) “Beyond print; moving with the digital revolution: ebooks, podcasts, audio books and short films and
(4) Genres: Moving beyond expectations placed on African writers.
The evening will be hosted by BlackandOutspoken radio presenter and journalist,Tundun Adeyemo and writer, publisher and founder of Accomplish Press, Tolulope Popoola.
There will be readings and spoken word performances from Ola Nubi, Amanda Epe, Tolulope Popoola, Sade Adeniran, Tundun Adeyemo and other writers. There will also be a variety of books for sale, and an opportunity to network and chat with the panel and other guests informally over snacks and drinks in the bar afterwards.
Our African Literary evening will be filmed and video clips of the discussions and readings will be available after the day.
Date: 08 November 2014 Date:
Venue: The Proud Archivist, 2 – 10 Hertford Road, L Venue: ondon N1 5ET
Time: 5pm to 8pm
1. Arrival and introduction of the panel
2. Welcome Address (by co-hosts Tundun Adeyemo and Tolulope Popoola)
3. First panel discussion by: Tundun Adeyemo, Nuzo Onoh, Irenosen Okojie, Kiru Taye,
Amanda Epe and Kemi Ogunniyi
Who is our audience? Our community or beyond?
Genres: moving beyond expectations placed on African writing
I’m an unpublished writer, do I need a blog?
4. Book reading by Ola Nubi (from soon-to-be-published novel)
5. Book Reading by Amanda Epe (from Travel Memoir, “A Fly Girl”)
6. Second panel discussion by: Tolulope Popoola, Abidemi Sanusi, Abimbola Dare,
Sade Adeniran and Ola Nubi
Making Money from Writing: Is it possible to make a living as a writer?
The future of publishing in the UK: traditional publishing, self-publishing
and collaborative publishing or hybrid publishing?
Beyond print; moving with the digital revolution: ebooks, podcasts, audio
books and short films
7. Short Story Reading by Sade Adeniran
8. Poetry Reading by Tundun Adeyemo (from debut poetry collection “The Immigrant”)
9. Book Reading by Tolulope Popoola (from “Nothing Comes Close” novel and flash
10. Refreshments and Networking Session (book sales and signings)
Tickets for this African Literary evening are being sold on Event brite or you can buy ticket at the door.