Will take place at the lagoon-front garden of the Goethe Institut at 2pm on Sunday, September 20, 2009.
The party is in honour of the nine poets shortlisted for the NLNG award who will be in attendance. It’s an afternoon of poetry reading with suya, drinks and music.
The choice of a Book Party is to generate public interest in an otherwise purely intellectual event, while drawing attention to the nominated works which have registered their significance in the emerging body of literature of Nigeria. The event will feature short reviews of each work, interspersed with performances, readings, photo-ops and writer-audience interactions.
The interactive sessions will allow the public to engage the writers at several levels – from the elevated, such as gaining a peep into motive and motivations of the poets, to the mundane, such as finding out any plans for the prize money. Performances will involve participation of a number of distinguished artists located in the city.