Lagos Comes Wide Awake for the Lagos International Poetry Festival


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On the 31st of October at the Freedom Park, Lagos Island, the 4th edition of the Lagos International Poetry Festival will kick off.  This year’s festival draws an array of exciting poets, writers and artists from 15 countries across the world. Headliners include Kwame Dawes, 2018 Forward Prize winner, Danez Smith, South African poet and activist Lebo Mashile, and a special guest appearance by Niyi Osundare.

Lebo Mashile (South Africa)
Lebo Mashile (South Africa)

LIPFest 2018 examines the growing importance of vigilance in a post-truth era with the theme, Wide Awake. The four day festival will include poetry, spoken word and music performances, riveting conversations, workshops and masterclasses.

Danez Smith (USA)
Danez Smith (USA)

“We have a more expansive program, some of the finest poets, writers and artists working today, exciting performances, and great conversations, there’s so much at this year’s festival to look forward to,” says Efe Paul Azino, director and co-founder of the Lagos International Poetry Festival.

Registrations for LIPFest2018 are open at here.

Nigerian Breweries is the main sponsor of the Lagos International Poetry Festival 2018.

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