Sunday, June 27, 2010

Focussing on Sentinel Literature Festival 2010

As dark clouds that have gathered over my house in the past two months begin to clear and wonderful rays of the sun bathe me,

as I stick a little Ghanaian flag beside my computer monitor and get to the end of my one-day honourary citizenship of Ghana following our demolition of the Yanks in South Africa,

as I accept that my English mates won't be bothering to ask me to tip in to the George & Dragon for a pint of two of Guinness (even though I am not a Brazillian),

I now find laughter where grief has been camping, and from now on, I will focus on making our literature festival in October a great success.

We have been talking with prospective participants and from this week, we shall be updating the festival website with details of those who have confirmed that they will be there. If you are interested in participating in this year's festival, please contact the Artistic Director, Mr Lookman Sanusi e-mail:

We have made a call for submissions of Poems, Short Stories and Short Plays to be published in the Sentinel Literature Festival Anthology 2010 due out in October. The anthology's editors are Nnorom Azuonye (Drama), Unoma Azuah (Poetry) and Amanda Sington-Williams (Fiction).
For more details and to submit your work now visit Festival Anthology Page

The last day of the Sentinel Literature Festival will be the Awards and Recognitions day. On that day we shall be giving out the maiden Sentinel Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of contributions or services to literature. We shall also honour the winners of the Festival Poetry Competition with their prizes and first public readings of their poems published in the festival anthology. The Prize money for this competition is £250 (First), £130 (Second) and £70 (Third). The competition is judged by Roger Elkin.
For details and to enter now, visit the Festival Competition Page

All new information about the festival will be published on the website

Nnorom Azuonye
Festival Director
Call me: 07723 904 913, or 07812 755 751

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