News | PIN To Mark 2-Year Anniversary With Special Poetry Reading Sessions

In recognition of the role of poetry as an effective tool of liberation of societies, the Poets In Nigeria (PIN) organisation has planned to celebrate its two years of existence alongside Nigeria’s Independence anniversary in October 2017 with Special Poetry Reading Sessions across the country.

The President of Poets In Nigeria (PIN), Mr. Eriata Oribhabor observed that Literary creativity is a potent tool for the realization of both individual and collective freedom. Adding that poetry has always been used as fierce tool in the fight for human rights, dignity and freedom which PIN intends to project all through the month of October.
Mr. Eriata Oribhabor, PIN President.
While declaring October 2017 as a month of Freedom and Creativity, PIN says special poetry reading sessions would hold throughout October in Abakaliki , Akwanga, Badagry, Calabar, and Gombe.
Other locations of the special poetry readings are Enugu, Epe, Kano, Makurdi, Obalende, Ojo, Port-Harcourt, University of Ibadan and Yaba, Lagos.

PIN’s two-year anniversary coincides with the anniversary of Nigeria’s independence and Organizers have noted that in acknowledgement of the importance of Nigeria’s Independence anniversary, PIN would hold special poetry readings in to celebrate the power of poetry in creating “socio-cultural consciousness, upholding human rights and freedom”.

Available information from the PIN website shows that 200 top entrants of both 2016 and 2017 editions of the Nigerian Students’ Poetry Prize (NSPP) would also be celebrated during the event, and this will serve as a makeup for exceptional entrants who were not able to attend the previous awards ceremony in University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus where Certificates were awarded.