Meditation: Organizing Literary Events In Nigeria

Nigeria’s literary industry is a developing one. It needs pruning.Innovation. Structure. Refining. Several literary organizations are coming up today to promote the almost dying reading culture in Nigeria.
We  – The Emotion Book club and Book Republic – are one of those new lights in the literary industry.
But I tell you, from the bitter side of the meat, that organizing literary events in Nigeria can be frustrating. More frustrating if you are a newbie. Some of the frustrating scenarios comes from the irresponsible attitude of some Nigerian corporate entities. Most of them prefer to sponsor musical events, while neglecting the more educative literary events.
Of recent, we have been forwarding proposals to companies, seeking for their support for our literary event slated for February. Most of them, we know based on their financial report, are capable of sponsoring this epoch making event.
It is a matter of necessity, far more than responsibility, for them to sponsor, partner or support literary events. Sponsoring literary events symbolizes hope for literacy.. For an incorruptible civilized society. For refined posterity.
Organizers of literary events should make it a matter of responsibility to hammer on that ‘need’ and not ‘want or like’ when writing their proposals to corporate entities. Wishing you a merry Christmas and New Year in advance.

About The Emotion Book Party

The Emotion Book Party was founded out of the great need for the creation of a platform for the public and the stakeholders in the literary industry to discuss books and other things that matter. The second edition is slated for the 17th of February, 2011. The time is 1.00pm. The venue is the Arts Theater, University of Ibadan. For Sponsorship, Support or Partnership, mail us at or call This : 2348093728869.

About akinbowale

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Posted on December 21, 2011, in WRITING ORGANIZATION. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. You guys at the Emotion Book Club and Book Republic are doing a commendable job with reviving the reading culture in Nigeria. Unfortunately the problem you mentioned is not limited to Nigeria alone, but is more obvious there. I really hope you guys are able to get more sponsors for your events. All the best in 2012! Cheers!

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