Sunday, 15 March 2015

Levuz Writes' Held Her First Seminar With Prominent Speakers In Attendance

Levuz Writes’ Organization of Nigeria (LWON), Obafemi Awolowo Chapter held her first fun-filled writing seminar titled: “This Friday” on the 13th of March, 2015 at SSLT 2. The topic of the seminar was “How to build the art of creative writing in contemporary Nigeria” with three prominent guest speakers in attendance; Prof Gbemisola Adeoti (Director Institute of Cultural studies, OAU), Dr E.T.O Babalola (Faculty of Arts, OAU), and Dr O.S Oyelade (Faculty of Law, OAU).

Dr O.S Oyelade who confessed before starting his presentation said he is not into writing per say but he was able to deal with the topic from the legal perspective by giving some tips on how to be a successful writer. Dr E.T.O Babalola, however discussed the topic extensively as he shed more light on writing and its types.

The English lecturer also stressed the need for young writers and students to cultivate the habit of reading now as the time will come that they will not be able to read again. “To be a creative writer, you need to read because a time will come when you will not be able to read again not due to sickness, death or mental illness but there will be no time”.

Prof Gbemisola Adeoti wrapped up the seminar by enlightening the audience on how to be a successful writer, he also used his own experience in the field of writing to enlighten them.

T.C Creations was present in the first edition of this seminar to entertain the attendees. Speaking with the President LWON after the seminar, Mr. Akintola Ayodeji thanked God for the success of the seminar. Ayodeji said he has achieved his aim by inviting those three great men to educate writers on creative writing as he hope to bring more creative writers for the subsequent editions of the seminar.

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