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Lagos Book Hangout 1.0

La Mango played host to members of The Bookworm and other book lovers at The Lagos Book Hangout which took place on Saturday, March 16, 2019.

Attendees were treated to a variety of juicy topics ranging from poetry sessions, the pitch and even more importantly The Masterclass where prospective authors were put through the basics of marketing, advertising and budgeting. 

During one of the sessions, participants played a game which involved describing a pool without using the word “pool.” Titilope Odeyinka won the game and a small prize.

After the session, excerpt from the text After They Left  by Edify Yakusak was read and participants had a mini interactive session discussing their various perceptions about .

Thereafter we had the pitch session where attendees were given the opportunity to pitch their book ideas to the Moonlight Publishing team with the hope of scoring a publishing contract. According to Teslim Sanni of Moonlight publishing, The Book Pitching session is going to be a constant feature of The Lagos Book Hangout. This will encourage writers and prospective authors to believe more and put more efforts in thier projects. 

Participants were also notified of the final shortlist of the 21 Days Short story contest. Twenty-One (21) of the best submitted short stories were listed for publication in an anthology of short stories whilst the winner will be announced on the 1st of April. 

Overall, it was buckets of fun which you had to be there to experience. Words cannot adequately describe the joy of gathering together under the umbrella of book lovers.

 

See below the Short Story Contest Shortlist;

1. CLUELESS - By Omojulowo Segun
2. BARK ACHE (A cassava story) - By Chisom Vincent
3. SACRED HAVEN - By James Jacquine
4. ONE BULLET - By Nyiyongu Samuel
5. WILL YOU MARRY ME?- By Angel Davis and Amadi Ekwutosilam Njoku
6. ONE THING I REGRET - By Nnadi Obioma
7. JIAKKA - By Adedamola Abiodun
8. AZARA - By Destiny Bassey
9. ICED TEA - By Badmos Aisha
10. HOW DO PEOPLE DIE? - By Awe Ogon
11. BETWEEN THE MOUNTAINS - By Fatima
12. A COUNTRY OF NO HAPPY ENDINGS - By Oni Gbenga David
13. HOW WAS TODAY - Titilope Odeyinka
14. REAL FANTASY - By Fadilat Ibrahim
15. SMILES FROM SORROW- By Ugwu Jane
16. ONE THING I REGRET - By Nnadi Obioma
17. JAIYEOLA - By Prudence Onaah
18. SOMEWHERE IN NIGERIA - Cynthia Caxton
19. MERCY - By Vivian Ikeh
20. THE CHASE - By Aderibigbe Temitope
21. MINGLING - Ahmed Isohinee Al-Mansur


The Lagos Book Hangout will be holding on Saturday 20th April 2019. 

REGISTER HERE

You can also participate in the Essay Contest launched by AFC In the Community themed "What FOOTBALL means to me". 

 

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