March Guest Writer Session Features Ameh, Iloduba



The tempo of the 2012 series of  the Guest Writer Session will rise higher by several pulses on 31 with Theresa  Oyibo Ameh and K K Iloduba as the featured authors. An initiative of the Abuja Writers’ Forun (AWF) which started in June 2008 and become the template similar programmes nationwide, the Guest Writer Session holds by 4 at the Pen and Pages Bookstore, Wuse 2, Abuja.

Teresa Ameh  hails  from Igalamela/ Odolu LGA of Kogi State and holds an NCE from the College of Education Katsina Ala and a BA in Library Sc/English from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Ms Ameh taught seven years, possibly where she found the inspiration write children, before switching a civil service career. A mother and philanthropist, she five titles her credit  namely The Twins Visits, The Stepmother and other stories , Funmi the Polite Girl and other stories, Lessons from Aunty Talatu,  and her most recent publication, The Only Son.

Kenechukwu K. Iloduba hails from  Ozubulu, Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State and holds a BSc Applied Mictobiology, Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism, Masters in Public Administration, and Masters of Science in Finance.

A passionate poet, Iloduba’s poems have been appeared in several local and foreign publications, and he won prizes and outside Nigeria. His debut poetry collection, In The Arms of Misery was voted  by The Sun as one of the Top 30 books of 2007, while the caught the of several reviewers. In an article on the collection, Professor  Mabel Evierhoma of the University of Abuja observes that though K K Iloduba not an indigene of the Niger Delta, he shows through the poems how creativity can used mitigate the sundry challenges faced by humanity.

K K Iloduba resides in Abuja, married to Sandra Onyebuchi Ibili and his second collection, Immortal Whispers due off the press later in the year.

The 2012 series of the monthly Guest Writer Session took off on  February 25th with the duo of  Uche Ezechukwu and Steve Okecha in a highly entertaining and enlightening event that witnessed a large turnout.

Since its inception four years ago, the Guest Writer Session has been a consistent feature of the nation’s literary scene. The 31, 2012 edition  will include the usual side attractions of poetry performance, mini art exhibition, and a raffle-draw as well as music. The Abuja Writer’s Forum meets three Sundays each month and hosts a reading on every last Saturday at the International Institute of Journalism and Pen and Pages respectively.

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