Adachukwu Onwudiwe, founder of the Crater Literary Festival, talks to participants at a session in Enugu, Nigeria, on December 15, 2022. Photograph: Sam-Eze Chidera/Crater Literary Festival
2023 Crater Literary Festival: Exploring “Identity, Nostalgia, and Realism: Narratives from the Homeland”
The 2023 Crater Literary Festival is set to captivate literary enthusiasts and culture aficionados as it returns for its seventh edition, celebrating the power of literature, storytelling, and the profound impact of words. This year, CraterLitFest embarks on a captivating voyage into the core of the human experience with its theme, “Identity, Nostalgia, and Realism: Narratives from the Homeland.”
Scheduled to take place over four enriching days in Enugu, from December 15th -18th 2023, the festival will kick off on the 15th with a Creative Huddle for Enugu Creatives and a touching book reading paying homage to the iconic author, Ifeoma Okoye, followed by an engaging book chat with the brilliant Sophie Bouillon, author of ‘Manuwa Street,’ and captivating film screenings.
On December 16th, brace yourself for thought-provoking online discussions led by Dr. Raphael James of CRIMMD Museum and the insightful Ojiugo Uche of Genti Media. Dive into online book reading sessions with the dynamic authors, Chimaobi Ahuekwe and Ugoo Okogeri! And don’t miss the explosive panel discussion featuring the trailblazing team from FourSeven Studio.
In partnership with ColorCity, prepare for an explosion of creativity at the ColorCity Art Festival on December 17th! And that’s not all—grab the opportunity to join our FREE Screenplay and Scriptwriting class, hosted in collaboration with Digital Dreams Hub, Enugu, on December 18th, 2023.
CraterLitFest reminds us that literature and art has the exceptional power to transport us to different worlds, provoke deep thought, and ignite our imaginations. It serves as a poignant reminder that, no matter how far we journey, our homeland remains an intrinsic part of our very being.
With great anticipation, we invite you to join us as the 2023 Crater Literary Festival unfolds. Let us collectively immerse ourselves in the enchanting narratives awaiting us and embark on a journey of self-discovery and understanding that promises to be both enlightening and inspiring.
Crater Literary Festival aka CraterLitFest l is an annual celebration of literature and storytelling that brings together authors, thinkers, and literary enthusiasts from around the world. The festival celebrates and promotes literature and budding literary creators, with particular reference to southeast Nigeria.
Established with the goal of promoting literary appreciation and exploration in south eastern Nigeria, the festival explores diverse themes through discussions, book readings, poetry reading, presentations and engaging conversations with authors and individuals in the creative and cultural space.. The festival is free and open to all.