Firm, others launch monthly initiative to drive book writing, reading
The maiden edition of an initiative tagged, ‘Book Reading & Good Vibes’ targeted at promoting book writing and reading took place on Thursday in Abuja.
The event was organized by an Abuja-based publishing company, in partnership with other Bookstores – a leading book retail chain, and iCentra Learning – a top professional capacity development company also based in Abuja.
The organisers say the monthly event would provide a platform for Nigerian authors to project and amplify their brands, connect with new readers and scale their influence, while also providing opportunity for book lovers to share a once-a-month evening with their favourite authors, discover new books to add to their collections, and network with other book lovers and professionals in the city.
Sam Gaza Timothy, the Executive Publisher at SageWorks, said: “Today’s event, as you know, is the maiden edition of Book Reading & Good Vibes. Being a concept we conceived since last year, we are excited to see it materialise today.
“And this is just the beginning, as we are poised to work with our current and future partners to build a thriving platform that will amplify Nigerian authors’ works and bolster their confidence to continue producing excellent books that transform lives. This is in tandem with our corporate mantra at SageWorks, to produce books that transform minds and elevate experiences and cultures.”
To make initiative stand out from the convention in book reading events, SageWorks decided to add creative expressions to their monthly events by featuring assorted creative expressions like good music, spoken words poetry, intelligent games, among other things.
The maiden edition featured piano and solo music by a singer named Femi Bright Michael. And to crown the evening, participants were treated to a refreshing experience.
The debut guest author was Purity O’nashile who read from her book, My Addiction Story: The Confession of a Pastor’s Wife, published by SageWorks in May 2022. The author inspired the audience with the story of her indulgence with substance abuse before and during her marriage, even as a pastor’s wife, and how it led to her divorce. Now sober and certified as a substance abuse professional, she is using her story and expertise to provide healing to people still held bound by drugs.
According to the organisers, the next edition will hold in January 2023 and will feature another author and other creative expressions.