Have you ever wondered how an author creates characters in books? Have you ever been so transfixed with the narrative of a book that you wonder how the author came up with such brilliant engaging story? Have you wondered what it entails to create a story from conception to publishing and the seamless flow?

If you have ever asked yourself these questions and more, this event is for you. Join Lagos Mainland Book Club on its first literary discussion on Sunday 20th December at The Orchid Bistro at GRA Ikeja to discuss Inside An Author’s Mind. Together with a panelists of four well known writers – Toni Kan, Eghosa Imaseun, Pemi Aguda and Uche Okonkwo they will explore why they write and how they write.

About The Panelists

Eghosa Imasuen is a Nigerian writer and medical doctor. He is the author of To Saint Patrick and Fine Boys, published by the Farafina imprint of Kachifo Ltd. He was the senior editor of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo’s book My Watch and he is currently the chief operating officer of Farafina imprint. He is passionate about books and African writing.

Anthony Kan Onwordi known as Toni Kan is a Nigerian writer, editor, public relations senior management executive, and teacher. He is author of the collection of short stories, Nights of a Creaking Bed, noted for exploring themes on African sexuality. He was the winner of the NDDC/Ken Saro Wiwa literature prize, awarded by the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), in 2009.

Uche Okonkwo is a 2013 Etisalat Prize for Literarure flash fiction category winner. He has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Manchester, UK. Her short stories have been published in print anthologies and online. She currently divides her time between writing fiction, and freelance writing and editing. Uche lives in Lagos, Nigeria.

Pemi Aguda writes short stories and flash fiction. Her stories have appeared in The Kalahari Review, Black Fox Literary Magazine, Prufrock Magazine, The Wrong Quarterly and the TNC anthology These Words Expose Us among others. Her short story “Caterer, Caterer” won the 2015 Writivism Short Story Prize; published in Munyori Journal and the Roses for Betty anthology.

If you are a book lover and writer you can’t afford to miss an opportunity to discuss the internal process that leads authors to convey powerful emotions through writing and some of the challenges they have faced in their writing career.

Venue: Orchid Bistro, Greenville Village 54A, Isaac John GRA Ikeja.

Date: Sunday 20th December, 2015

Time: 4pm

For reservation to attend, send an email to [email protected]