Poetic Wednesdays is thrilled to announce the inaugural Kano International Poetry Festival (KAPFEST)! Mark your calendars for July 11th-14th, 2024, as Kano will come alive with a celebration of the city's rich poetic heritage and culture.

Festivals weave the threads that unite hearts. They gather people from the dawn in the East to the embrace in the West, from Southern songs to Northern winds, bringing together a diverse populace for a sole purpose: a unifying love. In this case, poetry.

This July, we witness the birth of an unprecedented gathering in Kano. Where HIBAF and FLP have graced us before, now arises "Kalamai: A Festival of Words and Expression," to celebrate the rich poetic legacy and literary history of Kano ta Dabo, Tumbin Giwa.

This festival promises to be a unique platform for established and emerging poets, not just from Kano but from across the globe. Imagine a choir of voices from the East to the West, from the South to the North, all orchestrating the notes of words and emotions.

KAPFEST promises to be an unforgettable experience for poetry enthusiasts and anyone who appreciates the beauty of language. The festival will be a whirlwind of activities, offering engaging panel discussions with renowned poets and artists, captivating performances by both established and emerging voices, and a chance to delve into Kano's rich literary heritage through a unique poetry exhibition spanning generations. KAPFEST will also provide opportunities to develop your own craft through an interactive poetry writing workshop and witness the raw energy of spoken word poetry at the KAPFEST Poetry Slam!

Stay tuned for more information about the festival, including details about participating poets and the complete program schedule! Join Poetic Wednesdays in making history as Kano takes center stage in the world of poetry this July (11th-14th).