The monthly book reading/discussion session, iRead is happening again and this time, we are focusing on children and their rights to a good education, to mark Human Rights Day – Dec 10.
iRead is a monthly writer/reader interactive session hosted by DADA Books and the Committee for Relevant Art (CORA). The December edition of iRead is being held in collaboration with Children And The Environment (CATE), an organisation committed to promoting child and environmental health issues amongst children and young people.
The December edition of iRead will provide the platform for young, emerging writers to meet and interact with established writers. The gathering will focus mainly on children literature and writing for children and will feature activities such as reading stories, sharing stories, discussions around literary works, quiz, film screening (dedicated to the rights of the child) etc.
Two established authors of children literature, Mobolaji Adenubi and Sola Alamutu will be facilitating the interactive session.
Mobolaji Adenubi retired from the Federal Civil Service Nigeria to devote her time to writing. She has been promoting creative writing, particularly the children genre for over two decades. She was the pioneer president of the Women Writers of Nigeria (WRITA) and a past vice-chairman of the Association of Nigerian Authors, Lagos State Chapter.
Sola Alamutu: Ms Alamutu is the brain behind Children And The Environment (CATE), an organisation that creates awareness in children about the importance of education and the environment. She is a co-author of CATE Saves the Ikopi Rainforest, a children’s book that won the 2004 ANA Prize for Children’s Literature. She is currently Publicity Secretary of the Women Writers of Nigeria (WRITA) Lagos branch and member of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), Lagos State Chapter.
To give us the right kind of atmosphere and to generate sector specific feedback, we will be joined by the major stakeholders, children.
DADA Stores is supporting this event with interesting gift items for every child that participates in the event.
Date: Saturday December 15
Time: 2-6 PM
Venue: CORA House (1st floor) 95 Bode Thomas, Surulere, Lagos.