Splendid Literature and Culture Foundation (SL&CF), incorporated in January 2012 to produce quality literature that will not only entertain and enlighten children readers but also stimulate their imagination, will be publicly presented on February 21st, 2013.
In July 2012, the Foundation made a call for submission of imaginative children’s literature from young Nigerian writers all over the country for the Splendid Literature and Culture Foundation Series. Stories were received from states including Enugu, Kaduna , Kwara, Lagos, Ogun, Osun and Imo, and were evaluated by a panel of judges consisting of Mr Toyin Akinoso, Ms. Sola Alamutu and Mr Dagga Tolla. Some of the stories were chosen and considered publishable; the names of the lucky writers will be announced at the Foundation’s public presentation. Thenceforth, these stories will be edited, illustrated, published and distributed by the Foundation, and the writers will be published under the Splendid Literature and Culture Foundation Series. The writers will be taken on book tours to various states, and their annual royalties paid after the sale of their stories.
As its sub-project, SL&CF will run writing workshops, to be handled by able retired English Language teachers, with materials developed by the Foundation, for students in public schools during the long vacation, at centres designated by each state. Everywhere, the imagination ethos of the Foundation will permeate. Imagination is everything, and is related to how one thinks. At its workshops, children would be taught HOW to think, because schools mostly teach them WHAT to think.
The Chair of the Foundation’s public presentation is the Deputy Governor of Osun State, Otunba (Mrs) Titilayo Laoye Tomori, and the venue is Oranmiyan Hall of the Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos. Time: 10am. RSVP: Dr Muiz Banire.