Saturday, 17 October 2009


As announced by the Producer and Artistic Director of The GTBank Poetry Festival, Ben Tomoloju, in his press release on the festival, Poetry Potter, as a literary arts (poetry/spokenword) platform has been chosen to be part of the maiden edition of the would-be yearly festival, sponsored by GTBank.

As a literary arts platform, Poetry Potter has won the hearts of arts and literary enthusiasts. It is wholly youth-centred and does not alienate adults who are regarded as the reservoir of wisdom from which the younger generation must drink.

And for the first time in the history of the monthly event, the organisers will be coordinating the first POETRY POTTER Youth Forum during the festival. The catch is, "poetry-its genesis and future in the Nigeria literary arts scene."

The renowned poet, Odia Ofeimun, will take us through the genesis of poetry, root of poetry in Nigeria and Africa, Akeem Lasisi, the folk poet, will expatiate on it from the folk/orature point of view, while Sage Has.son, the Nigerian spokenword exponent will tackle the present phase of poetry which is "Hip-Poetry," and the future of poetry/spokenword in Nigeria will be decided afterwords.

Come join the discussion. It's going to be an evening of talk and performances as the OPEN MIC segment of Poetry Potter will be alive.

For enquiry please call: Seun-+234(0)8057143261 or email:

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