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Lagos International Poetry Festival kicks off on Wednesday, October 31st

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Lagos Comes Wide Awake for the Lagos International Poetry Festival

The 4th edition of the Lagos International Poetry Festival kicks off on the 31st of October 2018 with an opening cocktail by 7pm at Freedom Park, Lagos Island, and we are super excited!

Each year the festival draws some of the biggest poets and performers to the city for four exciting days of conversations, performances, workshops and parties. This year’s festival brings over 35 exciting poets, writers and artists from 15 countries across the world including Kwame Dawes, 2018 Forward Prize winner, Danez Smith, South African poet and activist Lebo Mashile, and a special guest appearance by Niyi Osundare.

Other Festival activities include:

Festival Concert
Date: Friday, November 2nd, 2018
Time: 8pm
Venue: MUSON Centre, Lagos.

Poetry After Dark
Date: Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
Time: 9pm
Venue: hFactor, 26, Moloney Street, Lagos Island.

Workshops and panel discussions will also be happening all through the
festival at Freedom Park from the 31st to the 4th.

Registrations for LIPFest18 are open, click here to register now.

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