2nd Anambra Book & Creativity Festival
Theme: Reinvigorating the Literary, Creative and Cultural Enterprises in the Realities of the Millennial Turn
November 5-9, 2013
Women Development Centre, Awka
The 2nd Anambra Book and Creativity Festival hopes to build on the first edition. It shall bring together writers, artists, publishers, film makers, craft makers and other creative people in a five-day event where creativity and the cultural enterprise commingle. As a corollary to the first, this second edition will examine, from a Nigerian standpoint, how writing, art, craft and cultural enterprise in general can be strengthened to contribute more meaningfully to the amelioration of the human condition and the perpetuation of civil society.
DAY 1: Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013
Women Development Centre, Awka
Opening and Tour of Exhibitions
- International Exhibition of Books
- International Exhibition of Art and Craft (with sections on: painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, ceramics, photography, one minute video, fashion design, and selected craft)
- Special Exhibition: Nollywood in Perspective (an exhibition outlining the history and evolution of the Nigerian movie industry).
- Special Exhibition:
Things Fall Apart Under Artists Eyes: Drawing Suites by C. Krydz Ikwuemesi, Chijioke Onuora, Okey Nwafor,George Odoh and Henry Mujunga.
- A mini exhibition “Sound from the Hallways,” by Lasse Lau with his film from the Egyptian Museum
- The Peace Poster Exhibition by the Art Republic
2:00pm – 5.00pm
Plenary Session (with all participants attending)
Books as Embodiment of History and Civilisation
Theme2: Re-Reading the Poetry and Life of Christopher Okigbo
4.00pm – 5:30pm
General Book Launch:
New books will be launched. Authors, especially young and burgeoning ones, will be given the opportunity to present their books to the audience.
Day 2 Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2012
Theme: “Books and the Creative Enterprise as Antidote to Neocolonisation and Underdevelopment”
- Art, Craft and the Creative Economy
- Artists and Writers as Conscience of Society
- Artists, Writers and Craftspeople as Vanguard of Heritage and Development
- Books and Art as Survivors of Mankind
- Reading Culture and the Book Industry in Nigeria
- Intellectual Desertification and the Postcolonial Condition in Nigeria
- The Role of Education in Heritage Preservation
- Artists, Museums, and the Heritage Crisis in Africa
- Craft as Econo-Art: Some Examples from Africa
- Problems and Prospects of Cultural Entrepreneurship in Africa
- The Artist and the Intellectual Property Law in Africa
- Art, Culture and Politics In Africa
- Unbeaten Parts in the Field of Cultural Production in Africa
- AU, ECOWAS and the Creative Enterprise in Africa
Artists, craftspeople, writers, art critics, cultural entrepreneurs, publishers, lawyers, museum people, and others.
Abstracts of not more than 200 words, should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org before September 30, 2013.
Coordinator: Dr Ikenna Onwuegbuna
Day 3, Thursday, Nov. 7
Lecture/presentation by Lasse Lau on the work of the Kram Film Collective
11:00am – 1:00pm
Children’s Literature as a Tool for Promoting Understanding:
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Celebrating Our Classicists: A Look at Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, John Pepper-Clark, Christopher Okigbo and Ben Enwonwu (Panel Discussion)
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Roundtable Discussion 2
Theme: Cultural Production, Social Capital and the Tourism Rhetoric in Nigeria
4:00pm – 5:00pm
Theme: Reading Culture and the Book Industry in Nigeria– Social Entrepreneurship to the Rescue?
Theme: Art and Craft as Tools for Identity and Cultural Integration in West Africa
7.00pm-12midnight (JUMAC HOTEL, AWKA)
Reception and cocktail for Prof Frank Ugiomoh, Dr. Peter Ezeh and Chris Afuba
Storytelling, poetry, spoken word, music, drum/xylophone, drama sketches, and more.
Day 4: Thursday, Nov.8
Theme: Re-appraising the Status and Work Condition of Creative People in Post Colonial Africa
Participation: artists, writers, film makers, publishers and others.
•Creativity and Talent also Demand Hardwork
Theme: What is an Artist Worth? Status of the Artist and his/work under International Conventions
2:00pm – 4:30pm
A Special Session Dedicated to Chinua Achebe
Achebe, his Life, Work and Laurels without the Nobel
Achebe, Things Fall Apart and the Legend
• Nollywood as Cultural Produciton
6.00pm-9.00pm (Jumac Hotel, Awka)
Fashion Show (with parade/cat walk) by participating fashion designers
Day 5: Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012
Then and Now: an Elder Statesman’s Tale
Notes on the Philosophy of Music
Theme: The Creative Enterprise and the Creative Economy in Africa
Country reports on the above theme will be given by craft people and participants from different countries.
2.00pm:Closing (General) Session:
CLOSING CEREMONIES/AWARDS (JUMAC HOTEL, AWKA)
2.00pm – 3.00pm
Closing Lecture: The Role of Books, Art and Craft in a Developing Economy.
A Harvest of Music and Creativity
Docent musicians and other artists will entertain the audience
Selected awards in the areas of Fiction, Poetry, Novel, Publishing, Film (acting, directing, scriptwriting), Craft, Music, life time achievement, etc.
(Day 2 to Day 4, 11am – 3.00pm daily):
Interested participants will have to register on the first day or before the event.
- A. Craft Making and Writing Workshops for Children and Youth
- B. One Minute Video Workshop
This is for young artists and students. Participants are to come with their own cameras and laptops. One minute videos emanating from this workshop will be presented on the last day of the event.
Artists and craftspeople intending to participate in the International Exhibition of Art and craft should submit their works online at www.artrepublic.co between July 30 and September 30, 2013. Works to be shown in the exhibition will be selected by an ad hoc panel. Selected artists and craft makers will be informed by October 5.
Registration for individual artists and authors is N2000
Registration for groups, publishers and other corporate participants is N5000
Registration will open at www.artrepublic.co from September 15, 2013
Contact: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 08038257629, 08036964063, 08063790799, 08035639139, 08037244485