# Session Discussants Time Venue
1 BREAKFAST

BREAKFAST

7:00-9:30
2 Writing Workshop 1

Writing Workshop 1

In Partnership with the fellows at the International Writers Program at the University of IOWA, and sponsored by the US Mission in Nigeria, the ALitFest19 workshop will be a four-day, intense training which is aimed at producing an anthology on gender and other Nigerian Ideational conflicts… We’re excited, Are you?

9:30-10:30 Ventures Park, 29 Mambilla St, Three Arms Zone, Abuja
3 BREAK 1

BREAK 1

10:30-10:45
4 Writing Workshop 2

Writing Workshop 2

In Partnership with the fellows at the International Writers Program at the University of IOWA, and sponsored by the US Mission in Nigeria, the ALitFest19 workshop will be a four-day, intense training which is aimed at producing an anthology on gender and other Nigerian Ideational conflicts… We’re excited, Are you?

10:30-11:30 Ventures Park, 29 Mambilla St, Three Arms Zone, Abuja
5 BREAK 2

BREAK 2

11:30 -11:45
6 Writing Workshop 3

Writing Workshop 3

In Partnership with the fellows at the International Writers Program at the University of IOWA, and sponsored by the US Mission in Nigeria, the ALitFest19 workshop will be a four-day, intense training which is aimed at producing an anthology on gender and other Nigerian Ideational conflicts… We’re excited, Are you?

11:45 - 12:45 Ventures Park, 29 Mambilla St, Three Arms Zone, Abuja
7 LUNCH

LUNCH

12:45 - 2:00
8 Writing Workshop 4

Writing Workshop 4

In Partnership with the fellows at the International Writers Program at the University of IOWA, and sponsored by the US Mission in Nigeria, the ALitFest19 workshop will be a four-day, intense training which is aimed at producing an anthology on gender and other Nigerian Ideational conflicts… We’re excited, Are you?

2:00 - 3:30 Ventures Park, 29 Mambilla St, Three Arms Zone, Abuja
9 BREAK 3

BREAK 3

3:30 - 3:40
10 Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony

3:40 - 4:40 Exhibition Pavilion, Area 10, Garki, Abuja
11 Sexuality, Birth Rates and the 21st Century Woman

Sexuality, Birth Rates and the 21st Century Woman

In line with the festival theme – Arts and Social consciousness, the Panel discussions on the festival will range from conversations on Gender (male and female), sexuality, birth rates, Mental health, Sexual Harassment, Politics, press freedom, etc. The panels and book readings will feature Authors who have written around these themes and issues. At ALitFest19, we will attempt to interrogate how arts can shape and examine ideational issues and values. Excited? We are.

05:00 - 06:00 Exhibition Pavilion, Area 10, Garki, Abuja
12 Panel Discussion - Telling Nigerian Stories on the big screen - Pleasure or Purpose

Panel Discussion - Telling Nigerian Stories on the big screen - Pleasure or Purpose

In line with the festival theme – Arts and Social consciousness, the Panel discussions on the festival will range from conversations on Gender (male and female), sexuality, birth rates, Mental health, Sexual Harassment, Politics, press freedom, etc. The panels and book readings will feature Authors who have written around these themes and issues. At ALitFest19, we will attempt to interrogate how arts can shape and examine ideational issues and values. Excited? We are.

6:00 - 7:00 Exhibition Pavilion, Area 10, Garki, Abuja
13 Film Screening - 4th Republic

Film Screening - 4th Republic

In line with our theme, we will be looking at how our movie industry can combine arts with activism and raising society’s consciousness. We will be screening Ishaya Bako’s 4th Republic right after our panel on movies featuring Movie producers, actors and screenwriters.

7:00 - 9:00 Exhibition Pavilion, Area 10, Garki, Abuja
14 Guests and Attendees Proceed to Festival Bar

Guests and Attendees Proceed to Festival Bar

Fun is a big part of ALitFest, and at ALitFest19, we will have a permanent Bar and Lounge for unwinding during the festival activities. Imagine peppersoup with movies or plays? Or your favourite Beer, malts, mocktails and cocktails on tap while you listen to poetry and listen to amazing readings and discussions? Yup. ALitFest19 has that on offer.

9:00 - 11:00 Exhibition Pavilion, Area 10, Garki, Abuja
# Session Discussants Time Venue
1 BREAKFAST

BREAKFAST

7:00-9:30
2 Satire, Advocacy and Civic Engagement

Satire, Advocacy and Civic Engagement

In line with the festival theme – Arts and Social consciousness, the Panel discussions on the festival will range from conversations on Gender (male and female), sexuality, birth rates, Mental health, Sexual Harassment, Politics, press freedom, etc. The panels and book readings will feature Authors who have written around these themes and issues. At ALitFest19, we will attempt to interrogate how arts can shape and examine ideational issues and values. Excited? We are.

9:30-10:30 Exhibition Pavilion, Area 10, Garki, Abuja
3 BREAK 1

BREAK 1

10:30-10:45
4 Writing about Mental Health

Writing about Mental Health

In line with the festival theme – Arts and Social consciousness, the Panel discussions on the festival will range from conversations on Gender (male and female), sexuality, birth rates, Mental health, Sexual Harassment, Politics, press freedom, etc. The panels and book readings will feature Authors who have written around these themes and issues. At ALitFest19, we will attempt to interrogate how arts can shape and examine ideational issues and values. Excited? We are.

10:30-11:30 Exhibition Pavilion, Area 10, Garki, Abuja
5 BREAK 2

BREAK 2

11:30 -11:45
6 Promoting Inclusive growth in the Nigerian Polity - We were Ready to run, are we ready to serve now?

Promoting Inclusive growth in the Nigerian Polity - We were Ready to run, are we ready to serve now?

In line with the festival theme – Arts and Social consciousness, the Panel discussions on the festival will range from conversations on Gender (male and female), sexuality, birth rates, Mental health, Sexual Harassment, Politics, press freedom, etc. The panels and book readings will feature Authors who have written around these themes and issues. At ALitFest19, we will attempt to interrogate how arts can shape and examine ideational issues and values. Excited? We are.

11:45 - 12:45 Exhibition Pavilion, Area 10, Garki, Abuja
7 LUNCH

LUNCH

12:45 - 2:00
8 Conflicts, Resentments and Historical Narratives

Conflicts, Resentments and Historical Narratives

In line with the festival theme – Arts and Social consciousness, the Panel discussions on the festival will range from conversations on Gender (male and female), sexuality, birth rates, Mental health, Sexual Harassment, Politics, press freedom, etc. The panels and book readings will feature Authors who have written around these themes and issues. At ALitFest19, we will attempt to interrogate how arts can shape and examine ideational issues and values. Excited? We are.

2:00 - 3:30 Exhibition Pavilion, Area 10, Garki, Abuja
9 BREAK 3

BREAK 3

3:30 - 3:40
10 Art and Activism - Conservation and environmental disasters

Art and Activism - Conservation and environmental disasters

In line with the festival theme – Arts and Social consciousness, the Panel discussions on the festival will range from conversations on Gender (male and female), sexuality, birth rates, Mental health, Sexual Harassment, Politics, press freedom, etc. The panels and book readings will feature Authors who have written around these themes and issues. At ALitFest19, we will attempt to interrogate how arts can shape and examine ideational issues and values. Excited? We are.

3:40 - 4:40 Exhibition Pavilion, Area 10, Garki, Abuja
11 Publishing, and the challenges of book accessibility

Publishing, and the challenges of book accessibility

In line with the festival theme – Arts and Social consciousness, the Panel discussions on the festival will range from conversations on Gender (male and female), sexuality, birth rates, Mental health, Sexual Harassment, Politics, press freedom, etc. The panels and book readings will feature Authors who have written around these themes and issues. At ALitFest19, we will attempt to interrogate how arts can shape and examine ideational issues and values. Excited? We are.

05:00 - 06:00 Exhibition Pavilion, Area 10, Garki, Abuja
12 Bringing Poetry to Today's Generation: Challenges, Potential and Opportunities

Bringing Poetry to Today's Generation: Challenges, Potential and Opportunities

In line with the festival theme – Arts and Social consciousness, the Panel discussions on the festival will range from conversations on Gender (male and female), sexuality, birth rates, Mental health, Sexual Harassment, Politics, press freedom, etc. The panels and book readings will feature Authors who have written around these themes and issues. At ALitFest19, we will attempt to interrogate how arts can shape and examine ideational issues and values. Excited? We are.

6:00 - 7:00 Exhibition Pavilion, Area 10, Garki, Abuja
13 ALS Poetry Grand Slam

ALS Poetry Grand Slam

The Abuja Literary Society is known across the country for our Spoken Word Poetry Slams, and at ALitFest18, we delivered a slam not seen before. The 2019 edition will be even more lit… There isn’t more that needs to be said on this.

7:00 - 9:00 Exhibition Pavilion, Area 10, Garki, Abuja
14 Guests and Attendees Proceed to Festival Bar

Guests and Attendees Proceed to Festival Bar

Fun is a big part of ALitFest, and at ALitFest19, we will have a permanent Bar and Lounge for unwinding during the festival activities. Imagine peppersoup with movies or plays? Or your favourite Beer, malts, mocktails and cocktails on tap while you listen to poetry and listen to amazing readings and discussions? Yup. ALitFest19 has that on offer.

9:00 - 11:00 Exhibition Pavilion, Area 10, Garki, Abuja
# Session Discussants Time Venue
1 BREAKFAST

BREAKFAST

7:00-9:30
2 Dance Aerobics

Dance Aerobics

Last year, we attempted and succeeded in making people who are scared of heights, brave their fears and hike. Some didn’t though… (No, we’re not outing Timi and Dike, they were just… busy that day). So this year, we will make a switch and have more grounded fun instead, with Aerobics and Yoga. We can have as much fun on the ground as in the air.

9:30-10:30 Exhibition Pavilion, Area 10, Garki, Abuja
3 BREAK 1

BREAK 1

10:30-10:45
4 Nigeria's Migration and the global search for Fool's gold

Nigeria's Migration and the global search for Fool's gold

In line with the festival theme – Arts and Social consciousness, the Panel discussions on the festival will range from conversations on Gender (male and female), sexuality, birth rates, Mental health, Sexual Harassment, Politics, press freedom, etc. The panels and book readings will feature Authors who have written around these themes and issues. At ALitFest19, we will attempt to interrogate how arts can shape and examine ideational issues and values. Excited? We are.

10:30-11:30 Exhibition Pavilion, Area 10, Garki, Abuja
5 Writing Workshop 1 for Children (Ages 8 - 16)

Writing Workshop 1 for Children (Ages 8 - 16)

The Young Readers’ Library had a swell time doing a great job as we taught and worked with the next gen of creatives. We will replicate same this year as well, so prepare your wards and younger siblings to take advantage of this.

11:45 - 12:45 Exhibition Pavilion, Area 10, Garki, Abuja
6 Emerging Literary Voices

Emerging Literary Voices

In line with the festival theme – Arts and Social consciousness, the Panel discussions on the festival will range from conversations on Gender (male and female), sexuality, birth rates, Mental health, Sexual Harassment, Politics, press freedom, etc. The panels and book readings will feature Authors who have written around these themes and issues. At ALitFest19, we will attempt to interrogate how arts can shape and examine ideational issues and values. Excited? We are.

Open Mic for Workshop Top Graduands Hosted by Writivism 11:45 - 12:45 Exhibition Pavilion, Area 10, Garki, Abuja
7 LUNCH/NETWORKING SESSION BETWEEN YOUNG WRITERS AND PUBLISHERS

LUNCH/NETWORKING SESSION BETWEEN YOUNG WRITERS AND PUBLISHERS

12:45 - 2:00 Exhibition Pavilion, Area 10, Garki, Abuja
8 Writing Workshop 2 for Children (Ages 8 - 16)

Writing Workshop 2 for Children (Ages 8 - 16)

The Young Readers’ Library had a swell time doing a great job as we taught and worked with the next gen of creatives. We will replicate same this year as well, so prepare your wards and younger siblings to take advantage of this.

2:00 - 3:30 Exhibition Pavilion, Area 10, Garki, Abuja
9 Political Reportage, Press Freedom and Responsibility

Political Reportage, Press Freedom and Responsibility

In line with the festival theme – Arts and Social consciousness, the Panel discussions on the festival will range from conversations on Gender (male and female), sexuality, birth rates, Mental health, Sexual Harassment, Politics, press freedom, etc. The panels and book readings will feature Authors who have written around these themes and issues. At ALitFest19, we will attempt to interrogate how arts can shape and examine ideational issues and values. Excited? We are.

2:00 - 3:30 Exhibition Pavilion, Area 10, Garki, Abuja
10 21st Century Nigerian Man - Navigating Success through today's Gender Expectations

21st Century Nigerian Man - Navigating Success through today's Gender Expectations

In line with the festival theme – Arts and Social consciousness, the Panel discussions on the festival will range from conversations on Gender (male and female), sexuality, birth rates, Mental health, Sexual Harassment, Politics, press freedom, etc. The panels and book readings will feature Authors who have written around these themes and issues. At ALitFest19, we will attempt to interrogate how arts can shape and examine ideational issues and values. Excited? We are.

3:40 - 4:40 Exhibition Pavilion, Area 10, Garki, Abuja
11 Nigeria's Sexual Harassment scourge and the Arewa Metoo movement

Nigeria's Sexual Harassment scourge and the Arewa Metoo movement

In line with the festival theme – Arts and Social consciousness, the Panel discussions on the festival will range from conversations on Gender (male and female), sexuality, birth rates, Mental health, Sexual Harassment, Politics, press freedom, etc. The panels and book readings will feature Authors who have written around these themes and issues. At ALitFest19, we will attempt to interrogate how arts can shape and examine ideational issues and values. Excited? We are.

05:00 - 06:00 Exhibition Pavilion, Area 10, Garki, Abuja
12 How to Write about Africa (poverty porn, gender issues, etc)

How to Write about Africa (poverty porn, gender issues, etc)

In line with the festival theme – Arts and Social consciousness, the Panel discussions on the festival will range from conversations on Gender (male and female), sexuality, birth rates, Mental health, Sexual Harassment, Politics, press freedom, etc. The panels and book readings will feature Authors who have written around these themes and issues. At ALitFest19, we will attempt to interrogate how arts can shape and examine ideational issues and values. Excited? We are.

6:00 - 7:00 Exhibition Pavilion, Area 10, Garki, Abuja
13 Wedlock of the Gods - Play

Wedlock of the Gods - Play

AlitFest begins a segment honouring Post-Humous Nigerian writers. For AlitFest19, we begin with Prof. Zulu Sofola. There will be a modernized adaptation of Prof’s iconic play – Wedlock of the Gods. Imagine Odibei using Whatsapp? How will she pronounce it? Wozzup? Or an Asokoro Ogwoma? A cursing Anwasia? Amazing something.

7:00 - 8:00 Exhibition Pavilion, Area 10, Garki, Abuja
14 Vote of Thanks/Closing Ceremony

Vote of Thanks/Closing Ceremony

8:00 - 9:00 Exhibition Pavilion, Area 10, Garki, Abuja
15 Festival After Party

Festival After Party

9:00 - 11:00 Exhibition Pavilion, Area 10, Garki, Abuja

Exhibition Pavilion, Area 10, Garki

Abuja, Nigeria

July 12 - 13, 2019

09:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Networking Sessions

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Nigerian Food And Drinks

Don’t miss it