News | AWF revives Abuja Literary Festival

The Abuja Writers Forum (AWF), organizer of the Abuja Literary Festival will host the festival this year from June 28-30, 2018 in Abuja after a hiatus. Edith Yassin, the Public Relations Officer of the AWF in a statement explained that the Festival is being re-launched to mark the tenth anniversary of the Abuja Writers Forum that began its literary activities in June 2008.
The festival will feature bookrama sessions with authors from within and outside Abuja, panel discussions, film screenings, drama performances, an international art and photo exhibition, poetry performances, a five-day drama workshop, a book exhibition and a script-pitch.

Dr. Emman Shehu, President AWF
The workshop is designed for potential dramatists between the ages of 18-35, focusing on developing scripts relevant to societal development and will be facilitated by two experienced dramatists.

There would also be a one-day digital media training for the workshop participants as part of the Festival. The objective is for the participants to recognise that story telling has now become multiplatform and storytellers must appreciate relevant digital tools for writing, editing, formatting and production.