Wednesday, 17 August 2016

The Treasured Writers Children’s Writing Boot Camp to hold from Monday 22nd August 2016



According to the Press release by Chinasa Ikeonu, the Project Officer of TTW (The Treasured Writers), the annual week long childrens writing boot camp, TTW (The Treasured Writers) lead facilitated by writer and broadcaster Eugenia Abu, kicks off on Monday 22nd August 2016 at Shehu Musa Yaradua centre Abuja at 8:30am.

The writing workshop for children between the ages of 7-14 now in its 9th year has its 2016 theme as:  The Symphony of the senses. This years sub-themes include: Media and Dance, Charity and storytelling; Nature and money management.


The guest author for this years edition, a natural with children and a two timer on TTW is  winner commonwealth 2010 best first book; Tricia Adaobi Nwaubani. Some of the issues that would be looked into include, empathizing with children at IDP camps, appreciating our five senses, issues of the environment, managing money at a young age and how to be leaders.

In the past, TTW has hosted Nollywood actress, Kate Henshaw, caine prize shortlisted writers, El Nathan John and Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, NLNG shortlisted writer, Chinyere Obi-Obasi, the Guardian cartoonist, Obe-ess, ace comedians, MC Amana and Dr. Ayuba, leading literary journalist, Henry Akubuiro and the Reigning Future awards winner for the journalist of the year, Alkassim Abdulkadir. We have been privileged to also have join us Theophilus Abah of the Trust Newspapers and the late broadcaster, Alice Akale.

As always, our lead partner, the Shehu Musa Yaradua centre is providing the venue.
There would be surprise guests to engage the children and there would be an art book cover competition.

Electoral officers will be on hand to conduct an election for the next TTW ambassador 2016.

Participants campaign, vote and elect their own leader.

The workshop will be concluded on Saturday with a party and prizes for the best writers and the best behaved participants. Prizes include a one year membership at the Shehu Musa Yaradua library, books and other goodies.

Late registration will be attended to at the venue.

For more information please email: ajayabalaka@gmail.com ornelletam@yahoo.com 

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