Kiss Daniels to perform as NB Literary Evening holds on Friday

Nigeria’s rave of the moment, Kiss Daniels is scheduled to perform at this year’s Literary Evening as the 2015 edition of the Creative Writing Workshop sponsored by Nigerian Breweries and organised by Farafina Trust comes to a close this Friday, June 26 2015 at the Oriental Hotel, Lagos.

The workshop facilitated by Chimamanda Adichie, Nigeria’s celebrated international writer and Creative Director of Farafina Trust brings together great writers from Nigeria and overseas in an evening of book reading, conversation and fun.

At the event, scheduled to kick off at 5.00pm, writers such as Kenya’s Binyavanga Wainaina and Norwegian Aslak Sire Myhre will lead the discussion with Adichie. Binyavanga Wainaina in 2002 won the Caine Prize for his short story “Discovering Home”.

He is the founding Editor of Kwani, the first literary magazine in East Africa since Transition Magazine. He is also a Bard Fellow and the director of the Chinua Achebe Center for African Literature and Languages at Bard College. In 2014, Time Magazine included Wainaina in its annual TIME 100 as one of the “Most Influential People in the World.”

Aslak Sira Myhre is a Norwegian culture administrator. He is currently director of the Oslo House of Literature which opened in 2007, Europe’s largest with more than 250,000 visits annually. Other writers who have participated in the workshop and Literary Evening include Jeffery Renard Allen, Robert Spillman, Ama Ata Aidoo, and Chika Ike.

The Literary Evening traditionally brings to a close the annual 10 day Creative Writing workshop aimed at helping Nigerian writers improve their craft as well as encourage budding writers embrace new and refreshing perspectives in the art of storytelling. The workshop which began in 2009 takes the form of a class where participants are assigned a wide range of reading exercises, as well as daily writing exercises. The workshop has trained over 100 participants since its inception. According to the organisers, the event which is open to the public, promises to be a thrilling experience for guests.

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