News || 36th Annual Convention Of Nigerian Authors Begins Today || The Arts-Muse Fair

Writers in Nigeria head to Makurdi, Benue State today for the 36th Annual International Convention of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA). The 3-day gathering will have Professor Sale Abdu Kwami of Gombe State University as keynote Speaker on the theme: Canons, Prizes and Boundaries: African Writers and African Writings in World Literature.

According to the programme of events released by the ANA national body, events will start with arrival of delegates at Royal Choice Inn, Lobi Quarters, Makurdi on today. There will be a welcome Cocktail and Festival of Life celebration in the evening at IBB Square by 7:10pm.

Denja Abdullahi, ANA President.
The Grand opening ceremony is scheduled for Friday 27 October at Benue State College of Health Sciences Auditorium by 10:00am. The opening ceremony would be followed by Book Chats, Book exhibition as well as Bold Scholar Talk.

On the same day, delegates will embark on excursion to various places of interest within Makurdi and environs by 3:00pm. The Convention play and cultural night will hold at J. S. Tarka Centre by 7:10pm.
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) as well as Business Meeting are scheduled for Saturday 28 October , 2017 at BSU College of Health Sciences Auditorium between 11:00am and 2:00pm. Being an election convention, intense politicking is expected to dominate events of this day. Current ANA President, Denja Abdullahi who is seeking a second term faces opposition from BM Dzukogi for the second time. 

After the elections of a new executive, winners of various Prizes would be announced at the Award Nght at Royal Choice Inn, Conference Centre by 7:10pm.

Delegates are expected to depart Makurdi on Sunday 29 October 2017.