2023 Lagos International Poetry Festival unveils exciting programme, begins registration

The Lagos International Poetry Festival (LIPFest) has officially announced the much-anticipated programme for its 2023 edition, setting the stage for a literary extravaganza like no other. This year’s festival, scheduled to take place from October 26th to October 29th at the Alliance Française | Mike Adenuga Center, promises to captivate art and literary enthusiasts with a blend of performances, readings, workshops, panel discussions, and a one-million-naira winner-takes-all poetry slam.

According to a statement, LIPFest 2023 boasts a star-studded lineup of headliners, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Jericho Brown and the renowned Bassey Ikpi. Alongside them, a diverse array of poets, writers, and artists from across Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Gambia, Germany, the UK, and Slovenia will converge in Lagos to celebrate the power of words.

This year’s festival theme, “The Sanctuary,” is designed to create an atmosphere of stillness and renewal. Attendees can anticipate a four-day series of thought-provoking sessions that delve into poetry readings, panel discussions, workshops, and much more. It’s an opportunity for participants to connect with the creative pulse of the literary world.

Registrations for LIPFest 2023 are now open, inviting art enthusiasts, poetry lovers, and literature aficionados to secure their spots for this extraordinary event. The festival promises to be a wellspring of inspiration, creativity, and connection. For those eager to explore the full program and secure their attendance, visit the Festival Website.

But LIPFest, the organisers say, is not just a festival; it’s a platform for the celebration of creativity and a bridge connecting diverse cultures. It’s an opportunity to exchange ideas in an atmosphere of camaraderie and beauty. Lagos will be the backdrop for an unforgettable literary experience, where words will dance and stories will come alive.

The Lagos International Poetry Festival (LIPFest) is an annual celebration of poetry, literature, and culture. Since its inception, LIPFest has been committed to promoting poetry as a tool for social change and personal expression. The festival brings together poets, writers, artists, and literary enthusiasts from around the world, creating a vibrant and inclusive space for the exploration of the written and spoken word.




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