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Published On: Thu, Jul 4th, 2019

ALitFest19: Abuja literary, arts festival 2.0 set to make impact

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By Tobias Lengnan Dapam

As the second edition of Abuja Literary and Arts Festival (ALitFest) organized by Abuja Literary Society (ALS) draws closer, so many activities are lined up for the 3-day event.
Having held its hugely successful inaugural festival in early July 2018 as a celebration of the Society’s twentieth anniversary, ALitFest19 promises to be more fun and educating this year.
Themed; “Arts and Social Consciousness,” ALitFest19 is aimed at introducing and encouraging discussions surrounding different aspects of the society thereby interrogating role of art in the shaping of societal narratives.
The festival is slated to run from July 11 – 13 at the Abuja Exhibition Pavilion, Garki Area 10.
Parts of the activities of last year were retained such as: The Grand Slam competition (with a cash prize of N200, 000), a Film Screening (4th Republic), Children Creativity Workshop, Hike and Dance Aerobics and Art Exhibition by I Can Draw Africa.
Other activities include a 4-day Prose Writing Workshop facilitated by the IWP Lines and Space Program. It will run from 8th to 11th of July. The workshop will be facilitated by four renowned writers and creative writing tutors in the names of: Tom Sleigh, January Gill O’Neil, Christopher Merrill, and Emily Raboteau.

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