Thursday, August 23, 2007
NIGERIA LITERATURE PRIZE REVIEW
COMMITTEE FOR RELEVANT ART, CORA
NIGERIA PRIZE FOR LITERATURE: STAKEHOLDERS' REVIEW
CULTURAL PROMOTION AS CORPORATE SOCIAL
(THE NIGERIA PRIZE FOR LITERATURE EXPERIENCE)
DATE: WEDNESDAY AUGUST 29, 2007
VENUE: OCEANVIEW RESTAURANT, (BY KURAMO WATERS, NEAR
EKO HOTEL), VICTORIA ISLAND, LAGOS
1. REPS OF NLNG,
2. DR WALE OKEDIRAN, President of Association of
Nigerian Authors, ANA
1. DR WUNMI RAJI (POET, LITERARY CRITIC)
2. MRS MOBOLAJI ADENUBI (NOVELIST)
3. TONI KAN (WRITER, LITERARY ENTHUSIAST)
4. CHIKE OFILI (POET)
5. NIKE ADESUYI (POET, FICTION WRITER)
6. FOLU AGOI (POET, CHAIRMAN ANA LAGOS)
7. ROPO EWENLA (ACTOR, POET, LITERARY ENTHUSIAST)
8. GRACE DANIEL (CHAIR, WOMEN WRITERS ASSOCIATION,
WRITA or Rep of the Organisation)
Four years ago, Nigeria LNG Limited invited writers,
journalists and university teachers to an exploratory
meeting, which gave birth to the prestigious
literature prize ---- The Nigeria Prize for
At that meeting, it was agreed that the prizes will
rotate among four literary genres, namely: PROSE,
DRAMA, POETRY AND CHILDREN’S LITERATURE. This is the
fourth year of the prize, meaning that it has
completed the circle. It was also agreed that there
will be regular reviews with stakeholders.
The Committee for Relevant Art (CORA) is organising
the first stakeholder review workshop on the prize in
four years to examine its impact and to where
possible, make recommendations on changes and agree on
the way forward.
Being the biggest literary prize in Africa today,
panellists and discussants will be drawn from other
parts of the continent and other stakeholders in
Nigeria to ensure robust and fruitful deliberations.
As an esteemed member of the literary community, we
have taken liberty to request that you be a
participant at the event.
Other speakers include the representative of the
NLNG, as well as other notable members of the literary
Thank you for your usual co-operation.
We count on your usual positive response to the
cause of our Literature and culture.
Prog Chairman, CORA