After a very successful run in 2012, iRead is back and better!
iRead, is a platform that brings aspiring writers and book lovers together with established voices in an environment where books, writers and the writing process get highlighted.
In pursuance of our thematically structured readings, this edition of iRead is themed: The Literary Affair. What makes relationships tick in the world of creative writing? What helps sustain interest in the relationships between characters? What relationships exist between writers themselves and the characters they create? We’re getting to the bottom of this tricky part of writing that is all so important.
So if you are an aspiring writer and have always wondered about characterisation, and building interesting relationships between characters, mark the 23rd of February on your calendar.
This month we are happy to announce the participation of Lola Shoneyin and Samuel Tosin Kolawole as guest writers to share from their writing and from their experience.
Lola Shoneyin is the author of the best selling novel- The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives. She is also the author of three volumes of poetry. Her first volume of poetry, So All the Time I was Sitting on an Egg, was published by Ovalonion House, Nigeria in 1998. Her second volume of poetry, Song of a Riverbird was published by Ovalonion House in 2002. Shoneyin’s third poetry collection For the Love of Flight was published by Cassava Republic in February 2010. Cassava Republic also published Mayowa and the Masquerades, a children’s book in July 2010. Shoneyin’s writing has won numerous awards.
Samuel Tosin Kolawole:
Samuel Tosin Kolawole is one of the rising stars of Nigerian literature. He has contributed short fiction to Eastownfiction,Translitmag, Superstition review, Sentinel literary Quarterly, Short Story Day Africa amongst other literary journals. Samuel featured as author of the month for his story “Memories and Penitence” at Tea with George, a project from Desperanto and Kanev Books in New York interested in showcasing the amazing talent of writers of poetry and short stories. He is a contributor to Jungle Jim, a groundbreaking African Pulp fiction Magazine based in South Africa. His story has been published in “Behind the shadows” an anthology of African and Asian writers and forthcoming in ISFN anthology, a Canadian-based imprint where his writing life will be also showcased. Samuel also contributes regularly to South Africa based efrika journal, and recently the Guardian, Uk featured his work. His collection of stories “The Book of M.” was published in 2011. Samuel lives in Ibadan, where he has recently completed work on his first novel.
Note that books by Nigerian authors will be on sale at the venue.
Venue: CORA House, 1st Floor, 95 Bode Thomas Surulere (Opposite Thermocool House), Lagos.
Date: Saturday, 23rd February 2013
Time: 12.30 – 3.00 PM
Call: 08030908311 or mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.