One of the good things about the internet, social networks, BBM et al is that it helps us realise how nice offline ‘dates’ can be. So when there was a very big chance for an NS meet in Owerri, I was very excited.
After lots of preparation by Pinkgoth and I (Jaywriter), an NS Meet was held on 30th March 2013.
In attendance was:
I had hoped for something that’d be fun and (more importantly) also involve some form of (serious) writing. So a writing contest was included in the programme. A theme/idea was given and each participant wrote either a poem or a short story of less than one hundred words on the theme. The theme/idea chosen was ‘behind enemy lines’. Life, dogs, satan, dreams et al were few interpretations of ‘enemies’ we got.
The winner, Silva Bright, was announced after a short session of contemplation between the judges and he walked away with a cash prize of Five Thousand Naira.
We also had a quiz session. Questions about writers and their works were thrown to the audience and each correct answer had a recharge card reward.
Before the close of the event, we received positive feedback from everyone. We realized they have craved this kind of gathering a long time. We listened to Pinkgoth read one of her yet-to-be titled poems and we also listened to her read Jefsaraurmax’s The way her light shines on me.
We smiled, laughed a few times, took some pictures and hoped for another such gathering very soon.
Here are some of the pictures.