Abuja Writers Forum says it will feature a novelist, Amarachi Mba Kalu, in May 25 edition of its flagship event, the Guest Writer Session.
In a statement by the AWF’s Public Relations Officer, Edith Yassin, the session will take place at Rosebud Suites (former Nanet Suites) from 4- 7pm.
According to her, apart from the reading and “Take Five” segments, the session would also feature live music and a raffle-draw for books, adding that the event is open to the public.
“Mrs Kalu will read from her sophomore novel, Scarred Roses , which centres around thirty-seven year-old, Ezichi. All her close female friends have supposedly found their charming partners and seem to have settled-down.
“It is not all smooth sailing and their not too pleasant experiences become a problem for her when she finds a man who is ready and willing to marry her. Mrs Kalu holds a B.A (ED) Honors in Government from Abia State University, and is an executive board member of Noble Heritage Schools.
“She had started off wanting to be a broadcaster, inspired by the likes of Ruth Benamaisia Opia, Sienne Allwell Brown and other NTA broadcasters in the 80’s.
“However, she has found writing a more suitable form of expression particularly through romantic fiction, and enjoys travelling and learning new cultures which form part of her writing inspiration. Her first novel was SECRETS.
“Two prominent administrators would also talk about the books that have impacted on their lives thus far, during the “Take Five” segment of the event,” the statement noted.
Blueprint Weekend reports that the Abuja Writer’s Forum also runs a weekly Critique Session where writers peer review works in progress and a regular Creative Writing Workshop series.