Lagos International Poetry Festival which debuted in 2015 is here again for it’s second edition.
This years edition of the Poetry Festival is themed ‘Paging the Future’. It will examine the role of the artist in shaping the outcomes of the future and explore emerging trends in the global socio-political, economic and cultural landscape.
This year’s festival coincides with the 50th anniversary of Lagos State and the attending celebrations.
The 2016 Lagos International Poetry Festival will feature workshops/masterclasses, school outreaches, panel discussions, readings and performances in open spaces and enclosed venues across the city. This year’s festival features: Kwame Dawes, Ladan Osman, Shailja Patel, Inua Ellams, Dike Chukwumerije, Titilope Sonuga, Afurakan, Mandi “Poefficient” Vundla, Adrian “Diff” van Wyk, Pieter Odiendaal, Poetra, Sonny Kwaku, Chika Jones, Dami Ajayi, Uzo Maxim Uzoatu, Peter Akinlabi, Niran Okewole, Tade Ipadeola, Toni Kan, Wana Udobang, Bash Amueni, Ogaga Ifowodo, Neo Muyanga, Kola Tubosun, Pryse, Sage Hasson, Gbenga Adesina, Qudus Onikeku, Ali Baba, Ola Opesan.
The festival was founded by Efe Paul Azino.
For more information about the festival visit their website here