Artmosphere, one of Nigeria’s leading culture, literature and arts events, will be hosting three poets in the city of Lagos. The event will involve poetry readings and conversations from the myriad themes written by the poets. Poets, Peter Akinlabí, winner of the Sentinel Quarterly Poetry Competition and author of the Akashic chapbook, A Pagan Place, Níran Òkéwọlé, winner of the Muson Prize for Poetry and author of The Hate Artist, and Fẹ́mi Morgan, arts curator and author of Renegade. The Artmosphere Lagos event is in collaboration with Khalam editions, an imprint of an avant-garde publishing house, Khalam Publishers.
The poets were chosen for their philosophic disposition to persona, racial and global discourses, for their penchant to write outside the orientation of the popular style and artistic crafting. The book parley will be a gathering of Lagos residents and individuals who are interested in open conversations about art, social, political and cosmopolitan issues that affect our lives.
Artmosphere has curated literature, arts and culture events in Ibadan for the past five years. It has hosted writers, poets, philosophers, social and culture activists in the country, like Níyì Ọ̀súndáre, Tanure Ojaide, Sam Omatseye, Victor Ehikhamenor, Túndé Adégbọlá, Efe Paul Azino, Aiye Ola Mabiaku, Jùmọ̀kẹ́ Verissimo, Fúnmi Àlùkò, Ìfẹ́olúwa Adéníyì, Saddiq Dzukogi, Ahmed Maiwada, amongst others. It has also organized the Writer’s Notable Series, occasional readings in honour of exceptional writers and creative mentors in Nigeria, which hosted Tádé Ìpàdéọlá in Lagos, in 2013. Artmosphere Lagos will offer the Lagos public the arts, culture and literature conversations that has become a staple in the city of Ibadan.