Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things.
T. S. Eliot (1888 – 1965)
This August 2014, we will paint pictures with words and blur the line between between imagination and reality at WORD UP Volume 8.
WORD UP (Nigeria’s Foremost Spoken Word Poetry Event) is an event which showcases the best of Spoken Word Poetry in Nigeria.
Over 500 youths are expected at this 8th edition of WORD UP which marks the 2nd year anniversary of the event. This edition will feature some of Nigeria’s established Spoken Word Poets and exciting young talents (who dazzled the audience at War Of Words Season 3 Slam Poetry Competition in June 2014).
Stay tuned for the list of poets that will be on parade.
Date is Saturday August 16, 2014
The venue is Quad T Event Centre, beside Ecobank and Opposite UPS Office along Gbagada Express Way, Gbagada, Lagos.
Time is from 2pm.
Gate fee: VIP N5,000; Regular N1,000; Student with valid ID Card N500
For more information stay tuned to https://wordup411ng.com/ and follow us on twitter @wordup411
Olulu – 08025070892
Quazeem – 08080918265
Ayo – 07068400846
Don Fabrino – 08030635360
Daniel – 08053001608
N.B: Our Spoken Word Poetry show will start to air on the NTA Network (i.e. DSTV and Local) from Sunday 27th of July 2014. The TV show will be on air every Sunday and Wednesday from 3pm and 10am respectively for the next 12 weeks. Please tune in.