By Akinademola Emmanuel
Creative Writers’ Association, Adekunle Ajasin University chapter, Akungba-Akoko has held its first conference.
The association which is home to several Campus writers organised the conference as part of efforts to help aspiring writers grow and develop their skills.
Writers gathered at SSANU hall of the institution last weekend with the themed: celebration of classical arts in the theatre of literary fanatism.
Speakers from different aspects graced the event to share ideas and tips on how students can grow as a professional writer.
The convener of the program, Akingbondere Tunde who is a student of law, noted that there need to improve as Campus writers and that was the purpose of the conference.
Akingbondere appreciated students who attended and promised that the subsequent ones would be better and engaging.
He added that Nobel Laureate Professor Wole Soyinka may grace one of the subsequent programs.
Some of the guest speakers include Adeolu Gboyega, an On-Air Presenter; Dr Paul Ilesanmi, a lecturer of History and international Relations AAUA; Shola Ilesanmi, a broadcast journalist of Ondo State Radiovision Corporation (OSRC).
Part of activities at the conference was an award presentation to Prophet Ebenezer as an icon of talents and was presented by Adeolu Gboyega on behalf of Creative Arts writers’ Association.
Also, a literary Prize (prose, poetry and play) in courtesy of Dr. Charles Akinde was awarded to top three winners. The winners are Abe Dorcas, Adediran Omotara and Olatunji Joel respectively.
The winners of the writing prizes commended the effort of the organizers and showed appreciation for such a program to build writers.
Participants at the conference maintained that it served as an eye-opener to boost their writing skills and promised to keel to every guide of the speakers.