Call For Entries – Various collections Of Literary Works

CALL FOR ENTRIES

 

CALL FOR ENTRIES – AGOGO (COLLECTIONS OF LITERARY WORKS IN YORUBA LANGUAGE)

Ibadan Book Club

In Collaboration with

Egbe Odo Onkowe Ede Yoruba

 

Ibadan Book Club in collaboration with Egbe Odo Onkowe Ede Yoruba are calling for entries in Yoruba Language from young writers across the six Yoruba speaking states of the South western zone of Nigeria. “Agogo” promises to be a platform of discovering more Yoruba language and literature writers. This special edition is dedicated to the Late Rev. Samuel Johnson (famous for his history of the Yoruba nation) and the Late Bishop Ajayi Crowther (famous for his translation of the bible from English language  into Yoruba language).

Intending entrants are to submit poems of 30 to 50 lines, short stories and playlets mainly in Yoruba Language.

 

AIMS OF THE PROJECT

 

  • To produce an anthology (only in e-book format)
  • To discover new Yoruba language writers
  • To highlight the importance of Yoruba Language in the country
  • To celebrate and honour the late Rev. Samuel Johnson and the Late Bishop Ajayi Crowther.

 

SUBMISSION RULES

 

  • Language Medium –Yoruba
  • Poems – 30 to 50 lines
  • Short Story –min 2000 to max 2,500 words.
  • Play – One Act Play
  • Entrants should include the followings alongside their works, age, location, telephone number. A sentence of not more than 500 words describing the work, short profile, where you heard about the call for entries.
  • Permission to publish your work among the shortlisted entries.
  • All entries must be submitted by July 31st, 2013.
  • Any signs of plagiarism will disqualify the contestant.

 

BENEFITS

  • Award of Certificates of Participation to all entrants.
  • Award of Certificates of Excellence to only the shortlisted entrants
  • Publication of the shortlisted collections in electronic book format which will be found on the Association’s website and blog, Obooko website, Amazon website and Takada online.

Entries should be sent to societyofyoungnigerianwriters@gmail.com

 

Ibadan Book Club is one of the upcoming book clubs in Nigeria. It was established in the year 2011 with the major aim of promoting the reading culture of Ibadan indigenes and Nigeria as a country. The club was endorsed by two High Chiefs in Ibadanland in 2012. The Chiefs are Professor Bayo Adebowale – Baale of Adeyipo Village and Otun Baale of Alegongo, Akobo Ibadan and the present Ikolaba of Ibadan Land, Oloye Lekan Alabi (one of the members of the Board of Trustees of Fagunwa Foundation).

 

Egbe Odo Onkowe Ede Yoruba is an initiative of the Society of Young Nigerian Writers toward promoting Yoruba Language and Literature among the young writers of Yoruba expression. Egbe Odo Onkowe Ede Yoruba is one of the indigenous authors’ associations in Nigeria.

 

For more information call

WoleAdedoyin

08072673852

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SOCIETY OF YOUNG NIGERIAN WRITERS

Presents

PROFESSOR OLA ROTIMI INTER-SECONDARY SCHOOL ON-SPOT PLAYWRITING COMPETITION/LECTURE

(Grooming and nurturing students with playwriting talents after the Late Professor Ola Rotimi)

 

THEME: Development in Nigeria Playwriting, thirteen years after the demise of Prof. Ola Rotimi

 

As part of SYNW vision of celebrating both the living and dead Nigerian Writers, the Society is happy to announce its on-spot playwriting competition and lecture nailed on the foremost modern Nigerian Playwright Late Prof. Ola Rotimi.

Are you a principal of a school in any of the southwestern states of Nigeria

Who can boast of any young talented playwright in your school?

Or a student who is talented or gifted in the art of playwriting?

 

Then here is an opportunity for you to enter for our – Prof. Ola Rotimi Inter-Secondary School on-spot playwriting competition.

NOTE: The programme will also feature lecture, readings from Prof. Ola Rotimi’s works and exhibition of postals designed on Prof. Ola Rotimi’s life and works

TO PARTICIPATE:

Please text the name of your school, state, name of students you are nominating, age, class, (Art, Science or Commercial) location, phone number and where you heard about the playwriting competition to 08072673852 or 08183195486

RULES OF THE COMPETITION

  • Two entrants per school who must have read at least two works of the Late Prof. Ola Rotimi e.g. The Gods are not to blame, If, Man Talk, Woman Talk, Tororo, Tororo, rooo etc.
  • Entrants are to appear to the venue of the competition two hours before the programme
  • Entrants are to come to the venue of the competition empty handed as the Society will provide writing materials for the competition.
  • Schools are to send the profile(s) of their participating students to the Society two weeks before the programme.
  • Registration is free. Individual Participant shall receive Certificate of Participation .Also Certificate of Achievement, Prize Certificates for Outstanding students and schools.

 

Date: To be announced very soon

 

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT

Ola Rotimi, by name of Emmanuel Gladstone Olawale Rotimi   (born April 13, 1938, Sapele, Nigeria—died August 18, 2000, Ile-Ife), Nigerian scholar, playwright, and director. Rotimi was born to an Ijaw mother and a Yoruba father, and cultural diversity was a frequent theme in his work. Educated in Nigeria in Port Harcourt and Lagos, he traveled to the United States in 1959 to study at Boston University. After receiving a B.A. in fine arts in 1963, he attended the Yale School of Drama (M.A., 1966), concentrating on playwrighting. Upon returning to Nigeria in the 1960s, he taught at the Universities of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) and Port Harcourt. Owing, in part, to political conditions in Nigeria, Rotimi spent much of the 1990s living in the Caribbean and the United States, where he taught at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. In 2000 he returned to Ile-Ife, joining the faculty of Obafemi Awolowo University.

Rotimi often examined Nigeria’s history and ethnic traditions in his works. His first plays To Stir the God of Iron (produced 1963) and Our Husband Has Gone Mad Again (produced 1966; published 1977) were staged at the drama schools of Boston University and Yale, respectively. His later dramas include The Gods Are Not to Blame (produced 1968; published 1971), a retelling of the Oedipus myth in imagistic blank verse; Kurunmi and the Prodigal (produced 1969; published as Kurunmi, 1971), written for the second Ife Festival of Arts; Ovonramwen Nogbaisi (produced 1971; published 1974), about the last ruler of the Benin empire; and Holding Talks (1979). Later plays, such as If: A Tragedy of the Ruled (1983) and Hopes of the Living Dead (1988), premiered at the University of Port Harcourt. The radio play Everyone His/Her Own Problem was broadcast in 1987. His book African Dramatic Literature: To Be or to Become? was published in 1991.

For Enquiry, sponsorship and comments

– contact Wole Adedoyin

08072673852 or 08183195486

or societyofyoungnigerianwriters@gmail.com

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CALL FOR SUBMISSION FOR THE EFFIGY OF CHRIST: AN ANTHOLOGY OF CHRISTIAN POEMS, SHORT STORIES AND PLAYLETS TO MARK EASTER CELEBRATION:

 

Association of Nigerian Christian Authors and Publishers is calling for submissions from Christian Writers residing in Nigeria for “The Effigy of Christ” – A compilation of Christian literary works (poems, playlets and short stories) to mark the death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ.

Intending entrants are to submit poems of 30 to 50 lines, short stories and playlets on:

 

  • The Birth of Christ
  • The Death of Christ
  • The Resurrection of Christ
  • Ministry of Christ
  • Restitution of Christ
  • Crucification of Christ
  • Suffering of Christ

 

AIMS OF THE PROJECT

 

  • To produce an anthology (only in e-book format)
  • To discover new Christian writers
  • To highlight the roles of death, suffering, ministerial and earthly life of Christ
  • To celebrate and honour Christ who we belief

 

SUBMISSION RULES

 

  • Language Medium – English, Yoruba, Hausa and Igbo
  • Poems – 30 to 50 lines
  • Short Story –min 2000 to max 2,500 words.
  • Play – One Act Play
  • Entrants should include the followings alongside their works, age, location, telephone number. A sentence of not more than 500 words describing the work, short profile, where you heard about the call for entries.
  • Permission to publish your work among the shortlisted entries.
  • All entries must be submitted by July 31st, 2013.
  • Any signs of plagiarism will disqualify the contestant.

 

BENEFITS

  • Award of Certificates of Participation to all entrants.
  • Award of Certificates of Excellence to only the shortlisted entrants
  • Publication of the shortlisted collections in electronic book format which will be found on the Association’s website and blog, Obooko website, Amazon website and Takada online.
  • Entries should be sent to societyofyoungnigerianwriters@gmail.com or ancapsnigeria@yahoo.com

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SYNW SET TO CREATE ACHEBE’S CORNER IN THIRTY SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN OYO STATE

As part of our aims and objectives of celebrating both the living and dead authors. SYNW is now set to create Achebe’s Corner in thirty secondary schools across Oyo State. The Society will be donating the Corner with the Chinua Achebe Fact Finder CD – compilations of Achebe’s interview, thesis, essays, dissertations, criticisms and appraisal of his works as well as postals and electronic books of over two hundred and fifty well known authors across the globe. Also two hundred literary e-books in French Language featuring French famous poets, playwrights and novelists. This is another initiative of the Society in conjunction with Alliance Francaise, Iyaganku, Ibadan, Oyo State.

The Society is doing this in order to honour, remember and appreciate the literary works of the Late Professor Chinua Achebe who passed away recently at the ripeful age of 82 years. This is not the first time the Society will be organizing an event of this type. In the last two years, we have celebrated Prof. Remi Raji with a National Poetry Competition. Late D.O. Fagunwa with the Fagunwa Night event. Anthony Ebika with poetry contest. Ify Omalicha Agwu and Sesan Ajayi with a poetry anthology titled “Songs of Sorrow” and lastly, Chief Obafemi Awolowo with a poetry anthology tagged “Songs of Freedom” and inauguration of Paperless Libraries and Book Clubs (Digital Libraries) in some selected public and private secondary schools in Oyo State and Osun State respectively.

To us, the impact of Achebe to the development of Literature in Ibadan through MBARI MBAYO should not be underrated. He wrote seventy percent of his internationally acclaimed novel “Things Fall Apart” in Ibadan during his school days, that is why we are honouring him with this project.

We have already published an anthology titled “Silent Voices” – Collection of Poems by young poets from Nigeria and Zimbabwe in honour of the late Professor Chinua Achebe. Another initiative of the Society in collaboration with the Girl Child Creativity Concept of Zimbabwe.

 

Using a day literary programme in honouring Achebe is not sufficient. Achebe is a legend and maestro. It is very painful that his alma mata – University of Ibadan has not set up any project in his honour and memory. We are proposing this to them (University of Ibadan) to establish “Chinua Achebe Literary Park/Garden where writers from the academic communities and authors from outside the school can read, criticize, showcase and promote their works. We are also working seriously to make sure Oyo State Government do the same in honouring the late literary legend.

 

Wole Adedoyin

National President

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WRITERS AGAINST AIDS AND TOBACCO SMOKING

(WAAIDSTOS)

 

Writers Against AIDS and Tobacco Smoking is an association of authors from both literary and educational sectors who merged  to educate and inform people on the prevalent causes, effects and havocs of HIV/AIDS and Tobacco Smoking in Nigeria.  A literary and educational organization affiliated with Education Writers Association, (U.S.A) and Society of Young Nigerian Writers, (Nigeria). It was established to sensitize, inform, entertain, encourage and educate the public on what AIDS and Tobacco Smoking means, their havocs, effects, Causes, Spreads, Quitting, Misperceptions, symptoms, detection and monitoring, treatments, support mechanisms, preventions, Testing, Social perspectives, Social Stigma and Discrimination and information resources.

 

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE MOVEMENT INCLUDE:

  • To educate and inform the public on the need to abstain from unprotected sex and illicit smoking.
  • To encourage and support the victims of the two scourges in making their plights known to the government and donor agencies across the globe.
  • To re-orientate upcoming writers to write to give hope to the hopeless and not to write for winning prizes and accumulating money.
  • Organizing workshops, symposia, conferences, seminars and fora for members of the Forum.
  • Sourcing funds for financial supports for the affected victims.
  • Publication of Weekly, Monthly and Annual Journals, Newsletters and magazines on the latest development and innovations on HIV/AIDS and Tobacco Smoking which will be in printed and online formats.
  • Establishment of YOUNG WRITERS AGAINST AIDS AND TOBACCO SMOKING CLUBS in Schools, Churches, Mosques and different Business Units.
  • To equip, nourish and nurture the minds of the younger ones on the necessity of abstaining totally from the two deadly scourges.
  • To create a tink-tank platform where students and Anti-AIDS and Tobacco Smoking Writers can brainstorm and discuss the latest development on the two deadly stigmas.
  • Support members in getting their works – articles and essays on AIDS and Tobacco Smoking published either in printed or online format for the benefits of the public.
  • To create a computerized membership database of Writers Against AIDS and Tobacco Smoking.
  • To broaden the vision of combating against the deadly AIDS and the dangerous Tobacco Smoking.
  • To create a link where writers against AIDS and Tobacco Smoking can link and communicate with each other.
  • To give award and reward health and social activists who had contributed greatly towards the reduction of the two deadly scourge in Nigeria.
  • To work together with local and foreign agencies, associations, boards and organizations sharing the same vision with the Forum.

 

 

For membership

Call: 08072673852



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