For several months, The Port Harcourt Literary Society (PHLS) has dished out quality literary ingredients in making it’s Open Mic Evenings one to be sought after since its’ emergence.
The Society has featured Guest Poets and Guest appearances since its maiden edition in November of 2017. The likes of one of Nigeria’s top most spokenword poet- Efe Paul Azino, and one Nigeria’s notable Actors- Samuel Achibi Dede, were featured in the March edition. Others that have graced the PHLS stage as Guest Poets are the ever-so sultry poetess- Iquo Diana-Abasi, Nengi Ilagha (Pope pen), and several other music groups and act. PHLS Short Stories excerpts made its debut entry last month.
Poets and short story writers are expected to bring their best works for an enjoyable literary evening.
April’s edition promises to be exciting as one of Niger Delta’s finest Poet will be the Guest Poet.
Guest Poet Profile:
Kudo Eresia-Eke (Guest Poet for April)
Kudo Eresia-Eke is a thinker and prolific writer with numerous publications spanning poetry, short stories, inspirational and academic essays. An accomplished communicator and seasoned administrator with rich experience in the media, academia, government and the oil and gas industry he holds a PhD in Political Theory from the University of Port Harcourt; and a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos.
Has worked with Nigerian Television Authority as presenter and newscaster, as well as the Daily Times, the Guardian, Rivers State Television, Radio Nigeria, Radio Rivers, and Sunray Group of Newspapers. He was also a columnist for Vanguard.
He was also Rivers State Commissioner for Information and Culture, State Director, National Orientation Agency, as well as lecturer in various universities in Nigeria and South Africa.
In 1998, he was appointed the pioneer Community Relations and Development Manager for Nigeria LNG Limited, and served as Public Affairs Manager, Government Relations Manager, and until recently General Manager, External Relations NLNG, among so many other accomplishments.
But it is perhaps for the brilliance of his poetry, for which the University of Port Harcourt appointed him Resident Poet, that the Port Harcourt Literary Society most honors him for.
The PHLS Open Mic happens Every last Friday of every month, of which this month’s date is APRIL 27th
The venue remains the same: Port Harcourt Literary Society Library, G.U. Ake (Eliozu Rd. Bypass) beside Air Assault Golf Course, before Pleasure Park.
The Open Mic time starts at exactly 4pm.
See you there!
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