DAY ONE ACTIVITIES



July 15



8 – 9 : 00 am – Registration


09:30 am   –  Opening Prayer,

National Anthem,

University of Calabar Song


09 : 50 am – Recognitions


10 : 00 am – Welcome Address

by the Host Vice Chancellor,

University of Calabar –   Prof Zana Akpagu


10 : 10 am – Welcome Address by the Chairman LOC &

 Chairman Calabar Study   Group


10 : 15 am – Goodwill Message by the

Head, Department of English and Literary Studies,

 University of Calabar


10 : 20 am – Goodwill Message by

Niyi Osundare’s Students in University of Calabar   &

 University of  Uyo  (Prof Eno Nta to Lead)


10 : 25 am – Ase ! A Special Calabar Welcome


10 : 45 am – Keynote – Prof. Biodun Jeyifo


11 : 20 am – Tea Break, Group Photograph


11 : 35 am –  Efik Ballad


11 : 40 am – Poetry Reading by Niyi Osundare


12 noon – Round Table discussion / comments from participants

-  Prof Peter Onwudinjo,

-  Odia Ofeimun,

-  Dr. Tony Eyang

-  Dr. Obari Gomba,

-  Dr. Idom T. Inyabri,  

-  Dr Sola Olorunyomi,

-  J.O.J. Nwachukwu Agbada,  


12  :  30 pm – Decoration of Etubom Niyi Osundare,

Spoken Word, Poetry reading,     

Engagement: Niyi   Osundare, Odia Ofeimun,  Veralyn,


1  :  30 am -  Lunch Break


2  :  00 pm – Part II Poetry Reading, Performances, Spoken Word


3 :  00pm  – Break


6 : 00 – 9:00pm – Evening Session - Poetry & Play presentation

(“The Wedding Car”  by Niyi Osundare)

DAY TWO ACTIVITIES


July 16


9 : 00 am – 11:00am – Screening of the

 Documentary on Niyi Osundare and

Sierra Leonean Poet

(Venue: CES Seminar Hall)



11:00 am  Tea Break



11:30am   Awards to Competing Secondary

School Students & Readings

Prof Niyi Osundare interacts with Students

(Venue: Senate Chamber)



2:00pm – Lunch Break


3:00pm – Reading/Remarks  by Niyi Osundare


3:30pm – Appreciation by Festival Directors,


     Vote of Thanks by the LOC,


      Closing Protocols


      Networking and Departures


5:00pm   Review/Winding Down Meeting of                 Organizers and Directors




DAY THREE ACTIVITIES


July 17


Networking and departures

2019 Festival Schedule