by Seyi Lawal
The 8th edition of the monthly book reading: Book ‘n’ Gauge would be coming up on 28 January. The literary event organised by the Pulpfaction Book club is aimed at creating a platform where reading is seen as hip and cool. Making use of new media, Pulpfaction book club brings together lovers of the literary arts, authors and publishers to engage in no-holds barred discussions, in an atmosphere of conviviality.
The monthly book reading also affords literary enthusiasts the opportunity to not only talk about books they love and have read but they also get to buy books at affordable prices at the venue of the reading which takes place at the Debonairs book store situated at Sabo, Yaba.
The 8th edition tagged ‘An afternoon with Bobo Omotayo’, will feature this writer cum blogger reading to an audience from his book ‘London life, Lagos living’. Bobo Omotayo is a bright and multi-talented specialist in communication with 9 year’s experience, he is also known under the non de plume’ ‘The Renaissance Man’. He has also contributed as a columnist and freelance writer to several print and online newspapers and magazines. The book, ‘London life, Lagos living’, which would be the focus of the reading is a compilation of short stories from the author’s life experiences in Lagos.
Ndukwe Onuoha, a spoken word artist will be performing alongside singer, Ese Peters. The 8th edition of the Book ‘n’ Gauge promises to be a mix of experience, fun and minds sparing with fellow lovers of the literary and performing arts.
The Book ‘n’ Gauge is not an event of literary arts only as the performing arts is also featured at the readings, attendees are treated to good acoustic music as well as creatively woven spoken word (poetry).
It has hosted the likes of Lola Shoneyin, Jumoke Verissimo, Toni Kan, Jude Dibia, Sam Omatseye, Akachi Ezeigbo, Seye Oke, Joy Isi Bewaji and Odili Ujuobono. Performing artists such as Plumbline, Efe Paul Azino, (spoken word); Aduke, Isibiama, D’tone Martins and Ruby.