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Abeokuta Book Club, IHRAF to host writers workshop - ITREALMS

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The Abeokuta Book Club in conjunction with the International Human Rights Art Festival (IHRAF), African Chapter has conclude plans to host a day practical workshop on the 18th day of September, 2021 for Ogun State-based writers, publishers, bloggers, librarians and editors, reports 
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A press statement issued by the Coordinator of the Club, Darasimi Adeoye in Abeokuta on Saturday, available to ITREALMS, informed that the workshop will encourage participants to think of themselves as writers and take their writing seriously.

"It will also give them the skills to express their important thoughts and celebrates the fact that their stories and ideas matter and are worth expressing," Adeoye said.

The workshop, she also said would help participants to "Discover themselves and their writing paths, Find out what their writing strengths are, Accept the weaknesses in their writing, Learn to handle critiques of their works, Meet people who share their passion, Improve their writing, Adopt new writing techniques, Get access to a mentor, Gain experience and get a lot of creative writing practice."

Abeokuta Writers Workshop, she said, is an avenue where writers develop their craft and come together in the spirit of discovery and fellowship. The workshop promises to explore the craft of writing in a way that is clear, practical, and inspiring. Also designed for writers who have a specific project started or visioned, and want to get busy writing, imagining and sharing their worlds with others.

She further said, Abeokuta Book Club welcomes all interested Ogun state citizens who want to learn more about writing and publishing, no matter their age, experience, or education.

In addition, she said, some of the topics to cover include: Fundamentals of Creative Writing (Poetry, Prose and Drama), Obtaining ISBN, ISSN, character development, publishing, editing, scriptwriting, graphics design, illustration, electronic publishing, ghost writing etc."

As said by her, "Registration is free, to register send your name, phone number, location, gender, email and your favorite genre to 08072673852. Benefits of participation include: Free certificate of participation, free Creative Writing E-books and automatic membership into the Society of Young Nigerian Writers (SYNW)."

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