The Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) and Rivers State University, Port Harcourt are set to celebrate the late renowned writer, Captain Elechi Amadi through the institution of an international lecture series.
Titled ANA/RSU International Conference on Creative Writing, the first edition of the event subtitled ‘Celebrating Elechi Amadi’ kicks off in Port Harcourt on 22 September 2022.
The two-day event includes lectures, panel discussions and varieties and participants are expected from far and near.
Invited guests include Chief Emeka Anyaoku, former Commonwealth Secretary-General, Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, Pan-African Writers Association Secretary-General, Dr Wale Okediran, among others.
Events for school children will also feature during the conference.
Late Captain Amadi wrote such celebrated works as The Concubine, Sunset in Biafra, The Slave and Estrangement.