In a country filled with numerous writing talents, there is a need to encourage the art. However, most Nigerian writers lack the knowledge of how to earn money from writing which is a major factor that has led to some of the country’s aspiring writers abandoning their art. In a bid to promote and encourage Nigerian writers, all is set for the Connect Nigeria Writers’ Conference 2019.
With the theme The Business of Writing: Translating Writing Into Money, the conference is designed to create and establish a writers’ community where ideas can be exchanged, information can be shared, partnerships can be formed and everybody involved and grow. The conference aims to expose writers to the various money-making opportunities in different fields of writing. To foster these objectives, Connect Nigeria has drawn guest speakers from various genres of writing for coaching, mentorship, and guidance. Without a doubt, this program is a great avenue for writers and aspiring writers to not just improve their writing skills, but also generate income from the art.
In order to fully explore the annual writers’ conference theme, workshops and panels are part of this year’s program. Needless to say, it is imperative for Nigerians to find their niche in a world that is extremely competitive. The meeting promises to be practical and down-to-earth with emphasis on avenues through which Nigerians can make money in the world today. Participants are sure to leave the event with values that are concrete and applicable to the real world. There is no disputing the fact that this opportunity presented by Connect Nigeria is rare.
Sessions during the one-day event will focus on opportunities open in the Nigerian writing market, attendants will be exposed to everyday money-making platforms, and equipped with strategies, tactics, and means of excelling on these income-generating avenues. Some of the key speakers for the conference include Dare Olaitan, Chioma Ngaikedi, Arukaino Umukoro, Sally Kenneth Dadzie, Efe Paul Azino, Jerry Chiemeke, Vangegh Begha, and a host of others.
The official event partner for this year’s conference is Okada Books, a platform that has its major aim as “utilizing mobile technology across Sub-Saharan Africa to build a nation where books are available and affordable, so that everyone has access to read.’’
Registration for this year’s conference is FREE. Interested persons are advised to apply early to avoid missing out on this opportunity.
For further enquiries and registration, visit our website.