Elizabeth Winniran is a native of Oyo State and was raised in a Christian family of seven. She is the first of five daughters.

Popularly called Lizzy, a short form of Elizabeth, by her close pals, Lizzy is a finalist of the Department of English, University of Ibadan, Ibadan. A while ago, she had a two-month voluntary service with FRCN (Premier FM).

She presently writes for an online magazine, Book Republic – Lizzy cherishes the act of listening, as this prevents her from having a myopic perspective about particular issues. One of her hobbies is motivating people the best way she can. Lizzy Winniran believes that the best that is yet to be discovered is in YOU,  and all you have got to do is search it out.

Read her thoughts on comportment here

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.

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