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The maiden edition of The Writers’ Laboratory, which was supposed to hold between the 10th and 13th of May, 2014, is hereby postponed to the 20th and 21st of June, 2014. This is to give us enough time to plan for our participants who will be coming from different places all over the country and open our application window for interested participants who have shown interest but couldn’t meet up with the former deadline. First of her kind, the seminar for budding writers and book illustrators will feature top publishers, editors and captains of the book industry.
The Writer’s Laboratory will also offer writers and illustrators the opportunity to pitch their new works to mainstream publishers.
Organized by BookRepublic, an online literary magazine published every Sunday on, The Writers’ Laboratory will set a pace for the necessary preparation needed by Nigerian writers, who are new to publishing, to face her uncertain storm.
We are offering our participants an hour everyday to network with stakeholders in the industry. Representatives of certain publishing houses will be around to discuss probable publishing contract with writers and illustrators.

How to Participate
June 20 – 21
University of Ibadan Hotel Board Room, Ibadan
8am – 4pm [everyday]
Interested participants are to pay a fee of N10, 000 to;
Participants interested in securing accommodation for both days are to pay N18, 000. Limited spaces available.
Bank Name: Stanbic IBTC Bank
Bank Account: 0005158185
Account Name: Emotion Press

Participation fee covers breakfast, lunch and certificate of participation for the two days. Interested participants are to forward a scanned copy of the bank teller , full name and mobile phone number to for reservation of seat. Forty seats available.

DEADLINE – May 20, 2014
For further enquiries, you can call 08131139894, 08064927622
You can also visit for updates on the seminar.



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