The Maritime Writes project trains 26 people in literary creation

1 Maritime Writes Project, a nonprofit initiative, has trained 26 people to write maritime fiction, an official said Thursday.

2 The founder and coordinator of the Maritime Writes project, Ms. Ezinne Azunnasaid in a statement that the training was an annual creative project aimed at educating the public, especially women, in writing maritime fiction.

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3 Azunna said the 26 people, who came from various parts of Lagos State, would focus on writing children’s storybooks with maritime themes.

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4 According to her, the Creative Writing Project 2022 was designed to raise awareness of environmental issues in the maritime industry through the writing of children’s storybooks.

5 “The three-day creative writing training workshop developed participants’ abilities on the basics of creative writing.

6 “Critical speakers, who have also agreed to be industry mentors to the Maritime Writes Project, presented the real picture, urging budding writers to focus on the themes.

seven “The theme for maritime literature was ‘Climate change, marine plastic pollution and sea level rise,'” she said.

8 The head of the faculty, Dr. Taiwo Nolas-Alausaurged participants to devote themselves to establishing a new order in marine literature.

9 He noted that the 2022 edition deals with environmental causes critical to the maritime industry and human life.

ten Nigeria ranked ninth globally for plastic waste generation and sixth least ready to adapt to climate change.

11 “The writing clinic will produce fiction that will educate children on the topics of environmental degradation,” he said.

12 He said the best entries from Maritime Writes Projects 2022 would be published alongside nine outstanding works selected from the 2021 edition.

13 Doctor Adegbite TobalaseAssociate Professor and Dean of Languages ​​and Literary Studies at Adeleke UniversityEde, praised the quality of the conferences and the enthusiasm of the participants in the training.

14 Tobalase, also head of the creative writing review and editing committee, Maritime Writes Project, said entrants will write and submit children’s stories of at least 10,000 words at the theme limit while describing the maritime sector.
Some marine industry mentors present at the event are Abia Transport Commissioner, Chief Godswill Nwanoruo; Director, Lagos Port Complex, Mrs. Olufunmilayo Olotu; Deputy Director for Pollution Control and Environmental Health at the Federal Ministry of the Environment, Ms. Olabimpe Adenaike; and the Director of the International Ocean Institute Nigeria, Dr. Bamikole Williams.

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