Annual Writers' Conference
The Writers’ Conference 2019 is a platform fashioned out to create a community where writers can exchange ideas, share information, form partnerships and grow together. This year, we are going to explore this theme through workshops, panels and keynote speeches, putting together a bigger programme of events. Limited for 250 participants only.
Writers' Conference 2019
Aim and Objectives
“To expose writers to the various money-making opportunities in different fields of writing.”
Our focus is to emphasise practical and possible ways of making money in today’s tech-oriented and extremely competitive world. We wish to make the conference as practical and down-to-earth as possible. We would like to avoid convoluted and pipedream expectations. We want our participants to leave with concrete and real-world applicable value.Register Now
“Join the writers conference 2019 and learn to be an effective writer.”
“Let us hone your pure talent and learn how to earn from it.”
“Write and be inspired. Learn how to earn while doing what you love.”
Meet our delightful
Panel of Speakers
Efe Paul Azino
Efe Paul Azino is one of Nigeria’s best-known performance artists and poets. In 2015, he co-founded West Africa's first international poetry festival, the Lagos International Poetry Festival, which he currently directs. He is also the director of poetry at the annual Lagos Book and Art Festival. In 2017 he was named as one of the most powerful people in the Nigerian art and culture space by Ynaija. He published his first collection of poetry in 2015 titled For Broken Men Who Cross Often, under Farafina Books. He has appeared at the Berlin Poetry Festival, Johannesburg Arts Alive Festival, Spier International Poetry Festival Cape Town, Taipei Poetry Festival and the Ake Book and Arts Festival amongst others. His poems have been translated into Afrikaans, French, German and Mandarin. He is an Osiwa Poetry Residency Fellow, 2019 Moniack Mhor Poet in Residence, and his second poetry collection, The Tragedy of Falling with Laughter Stuck in Your Throat, is due out in 2019.
Sally Kenneth-Dadzie is a blogger, wife and mother based in Lagos, Nigeria. From early childhood, she bore the weight of an active imagination that often pushed her to reclusion. Years would pass before she would find the pluck to put those imaginations to words. She began with stage dramas for her local church, and moved on to short stories, and then, web series on her blog. Finally, she found the courage to pick one of those series and put them together in her first novel, Fish Bran Clan. She has gone on to write ten more books. Sally has twice been named one of the most influential writers under 40, and has bagged the award for Fiction Writer of The Year in 2017 by the Nigerian Writers Awards. You can find her on www.moskedapages.com
Joey Akan is a multi award winning writer, broadcaster, host, public relations consultant and commentator. Currently, he is the Editor of Universal Music Group, Nigeria. Joey is a two-time winner of the Nigerian Writers Awards (2015, 2016), and the Scream Awards for Entertainment Journalist of the Year. His works have appeared on Pulse, Guardian, OkayAfrica, Genius, CNN among others. He is the host of the No Ketchup Podcast. Joey has also covered some of the continents biggest events, including the MTV Africa Music Awards, Red Bull Culture Clash, Headies, African Music Awards, and many others. He is a volunteer at the NGO, Mentally Aware Nigeria.
Born in Lagos, Dare Olaitan studied in Economics and Business Management in his undergraduate studies in Illinois Wesleyan College. He decided that the biggest area for growth in the African Market was located in Film Production and then took a Film Directing/Screen Writing Degree at the Colorado Film School. He is the Founder and managing director of Singularity Media LTD.
Tomilola Coco Adeyemo
Tomilola has worked as a professional screenwriter in Nollywood for 6 years. She has worked as a Screenwriter on Africa Magic Hush, a Screenwriter and Researcher on MTV Shuga 6 and a Story Editor on Africa Magic Forbidden.
A storyteller, Tomilola’s ability to tell stories transcends the screen and is also vivid in her prose fiction as a romance Writer. She currently serves as Team Lead at True Nollywood Stories (TNSng)See all Speakers
Writers' Conference 2019
Interested in knowing what information our Workshop and Conference sessions will cover? Register now and do not miss your opportunity to share your knowledge and expertise with likeminded professionals and expand your network.
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Max. of 15 Writers per Class.Register
Free for all Participants.Register
The Writers’ Conference 2019’s official event partner is Okadabooks. Okadabooks is a book reading/publishing platform for anyone who’s looking forward to publishing any written content or reading published works. It’s basically an Application for everyone, for FREE.