Prisenda Writers Residency Initiative (PWRI) has said it will host five Nigerian writers in a conversation tagged “My Kind of Books” to marksUNESCO World Book and Copyright Day 2021 on Friday, April 23.
The event, a statement said, will be held virtually to enable the writers engage with some books that have shaped their literary career.
Award-winning poet and lawyer, Mr Tade Ipadeola (The Sahara Testament), poet and short story writer, Iquo Diana-Abasi (Eforiro), novelist Ayodele Olofintuade (Lakiriboto Chronicles: A History of Badly Behaved Women), novelist, poet and Founder, PWRI, Titi Horsfall (Influence of a King) and children’s story writer, Mr Anote Ajeluorou (Igho Goes to Farm) are the writers who will feature.
These writers will talk about their kind of books and read excerpts from them to regale the virtual audience from across the globe.
According to Programme Director, Mr Samuel Osaze, My Kind of Books is a
platform where participants have the pleasure to talk about the books that have influenced their lifestyle, changed their worldview and brought about paradigm shift, highlights of the books, about the authors and the cirumstances surrounding how they came across the books, etc.
“it’s the PWRI way of celebrating the World Book and Copyright Day, 2021. This programme also keys into the theme for this year’s celebration, ‘Share a Story’, especially after the world is gradually emerging from a pandemic that is still ravaging some parts of the world. These writers will share their stories of influential books with the audience, who no doubt will be enriched at the sheer diversity that is bound to emerge from the conversation. It’s an exciting and diverse line-up of writers whose experiences will benefit our lives.”
One of the writers, Mr. Ajeluorou, said the proposed focus, My Kind of Books, is apt and fresh perspective that takes the writers’ minds away from the usual piracy focus of such celebrations in previous years.
“For once, let’s have something different and refreshing,” he said. “While not losing sight of the economic menace pirates continue to pose to writers and the book chain, let’s dwell on other issues that are at the heart of creativity, that shape writers’ perspectives and provide a source of inspiration for them to create exciting writing. As writers, we owe a debt of gratitude to those who have written before us and who provide us roadmaps and compasses that we follow. My Kind of Books is paying that debt forward, as what we write will also inspire those coming behind us. We thank the organisers enough for this invaluable platform and opportunity.”
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About PRISENDA Writers Residency Initiative (PWRI)
PRISENDA Writers Residency Initiative (PWRI) is an Abuja-based charity organization that seeks to promote literacy. The vision is to inspire great thinkers that will affect their generation and our world for good. To achieve this vision, the organization has established transformational programmes that include, but are not limited to the following: Bimonthly conversation series, book donation drive, library outreach, budding authors programme, residencies for budding and established writers, competitions and prizes, Prisenda radio book club, calls for anthology, etcetera. You can read more about PRISENDA on the website at https://prisenda.org