February 12, 2010

The BookJam @ Silverbird - First Edition

Starting in February 2010, the writer A. Igoni Barrett [author of From Caves of Rotten Teeth and convener of the “9 Writers, 4 Cities” book tour] will, in collaboration with Silverbird Lifestyle store, host a series of literary events tagged The BookJam @ Silverbird. Each event, which will hold on one weekend of every month, will consist of book readings and a discussion by three guest writers. There will also be performances by invited artistes.

The objective of the BookJam is to provide literary entertainment for the public by creating opportunities for book lovers to meet and discuss with writers and other artists. The event is also intended as a show of support for the achievements of the local literary community.

The first edition of “The BookJam @ Silverbird” will hold between 3 to 5 pm on Saturday 27 February 2010, at Silverbird Lifestyle store, Silverbird Galleria, Ahmadu Bello Way, VI, Lagos. The guest writers who have been invited for the event are:

Kaine Agary, author of Yellow Yellow and winner of the 2008 NLNG-sponsored Nigeria Prize for Literature;

Eghosa Imasuen, author of To Saint Patrick;

Jude Dibia, author of Walking with Shadows and Unbridled and winner of the 2007 NDDC/ANA-sponsored Ken Saro-Wiwa Prize for Prose.

The hip-hop singer MI is also expected to attend the event as a special guest.
Each of the guest writers will be interviewed on the Silverbird TV morning show “Today on STV”, and immediately afterwards on Rhythm 93.7 FM, on the following dates:

• Jude Dibia—19 February;

• Kaine Agary—23rd February;

• Eghosa Imasuen—26th of February.

Admission to the “The BookJam @ Silverbird” is free. Members of the audience who purchase books during the event stand a chance to win prizes presented by Globacom. Refreshments will be provided by The Coca Cola Company. For further information please call 07061141232 or email auggustmedia@gmail.com.

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