Got a story to tell? Tell Ebi Akpeti.

Verbana Servicing Outfit, an upscale brand management and public relations outfit, is organizing a free creative writing interactive community as part of its empowerment CSR initiative, in partnership with various organizations, NGO’s and corporate bodies, with logistics support from Art World. The forum will be hosted by Ebi Akpeti, author “The Perfect church”.

The set goals and objectives is to develop the basic understanding of the literary genre, especially in the dynamics of plots, styles and theme, fiction or nonfiction, with an aim to “preserve Nigeria’s literary tradition which was made world famous by Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka, Chinua Achebe, Ben Okri, Niyi Osundare, Chimamanda Adichie etc.

The series which is scheduled to take place on the 30th of July 2011 would be an avenue to address the creative writing challenges faced in Nigeria such as degenerating reading culture, plagiarism and poor copyright protection – all of which rob writers and artists of their benefits and several other challenges.

Various creative writing modules will be implemented at this workshop such as Narrative theory practice, Narratives from life, Individual writing project, reading and writing, discussion of creative writing process and the role of literature in the society and also be an opportunity to get published.

The work shop is a part of a developmental campaign that will be implemented across the nation to harness skills and potentials.
How to Register?

Send your name, age, phone number and a one page explanation about your motivation to attend the forum as well a short description of any story your currently working on, to GOTASTORY@EBIAKPETI.COM, not later than the 25th of July 2011.
About the host:

Ebi Akpeti is an alumnus of the Massachusetts institute of Technology (MIT) professional education. She has a master’s degree in Media and Communications from the Pan African University in Nigeria and also in Finance from the University of Calabar. Ebi has three novels to her credit and currently works in the corporate affairs department of one of Africa’s biggest banks

A 2006 nominee of the Capital Market Reporter of the prestigious Nigerian Media Merit Award NMMA Award, NMMA for her story "Trigger for Fraud", Ebi is also the author of "The Perfect Church which was recently adapted into a screen play by multiple award winning producer, Mr Wale Adenuga. The movie is reputed to be one of the most expensive movies in recent time showing all over Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Botswana. She is currently working on a fiction story on the indigenes and militancy in the Niger Delta area of Nigeria entitled "For the Sake of Peremoboere

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