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Sunday, 12 August 2012

Garden City Literary Festival in Port Harcourt

Another literary festival, but this time in Port Harcourt - the 2014 World Book CapitalFrom October 15 - 20, the Garden City Literary Festival will be taking place. The Garden City Literary Festival is the brain child of the Rainbow Book Club (RBC), founded in 2004 'to encourage a love for books and reading in Africa, with a focus on children'. Now in its fifth year, this literary event includes a book fair, writers workshops, literary forums, a symposium, performances and more. The event usually attracts some big names in literature and this years line-up of writers is amazing - Veronique Tadjo, Doreen Baingana, Chibundu Onuzo, Noo-Saro Wiwa, and Lizzy Attree. I have to say that I love the fact that an integral part of the festival includes activites for children, such as an essay competition, art, drama and writing workshops, and sessions to encourage children to read.

To find out more about the Garden City Literary Festival, check out their website as well as their blog, The Voice

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