Exciting Times as LIPFest2020 Kicks Off 3rd Oct

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We welcome you to the 6th edition of the Lagos International Poetry Festival which opens into a vast array of events from Saturday, the 3rd of October. In a year that reminds us of the fragility and interconnectedness of the human experience, this year’s festival is a meditation on the tender gravity of kindness, a reconsideration of the tools available to us in confronting the daily violence of existence.

As we contemplate the magnitude of events around the world today, we draw an array of poets, thinkers and writers to ask questions and imagine, to guide us through heaviness, into new ways of seeing, into joy.

#LIPFest2020 will feature over seventy guests, including Chris Abani, Aracelis Girmay, Terrance Hayes, Achile Mbembe, Aja Monet, Malika Booker, Helon Habila, Ladan Osman, Bassey Ikpi, and more.

Registrations are now open at www.lagospoetryfestival.com/festival-events, with access to over 20 events, online, from anywhere in the world, a digital experience that celebrates literary and performance art as a reflection of human adaptability and innovation.

Opening Events this Weekend

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