All is now set for the commencement of the 9th edition of the annual Wole Soyinka International Cultural Exchange Project, WSICE 2018, which is scheduled to hold from July 12 -15 in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
The 4-day programme with the theme, The Pursuit of Truth, will begin on 12th July with registration of participants, followed by essay competition with 84 students, creative workshop ,DYOT and presentation of short drama sketches of WS and interrogation, dance drama and music on the 13th July.
Visitation by Governor Amosun and announcement of results,visitation by Prof. Wole Soyinka,creative workshop and presentation of short drama sketches of WS and interrogation, dance drama and music will hold on 14th July 2018.
As usual the annual essay competition, which will feature 84 students writing analyses of three of Wole Soyinka’s poems — at the 1000-seater amphitheatre at his residence at Ijegba in the forested part of Ibara Housing Estate, Abeokuta.
The 84 students selected from entries with the highest scoring essays have been invited for the final competition holding July 13 at the Amphitheatre in Ijegba, Abeokuta.
In addition, 1000 students from Ogun State schools will join the 84 finalists, in workshops to varied creative endeavors where they will be given opportunity to showcase their individual talents and skills in expressive creative session called DO YOUR OWN THING.
The participants would have a one-on-one encounter with the Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, in a mentoring session that marks a highpoint of events where they can ask the distinguished dramatist, poet and professor any question about his life, career and situations in the local and global polities.
The WSICE84 will also feature guest participants from the Southern Illinois University in the USA, who will also be on a weeklong tour of key culture and tourism facilities around the country.
The theme for this year is The Pursuit of Truth (Truth and the national psyche), otherwise interpreted as “The Pursuit of Truth in our Country.” The theme in the words of the Executive Producer, Teju Kareem, is inspired by the observed intense preoccupation of the Nobel Laureate with the devastating consequences of lie in our national psyche, which also extends to global discourses, especially the invention of the term fake news, which now seems to pervade public discourse and information flow.
The WSICE is a yearly programme initiated in 2010 by the management of ZMirage Multimedia Company led by the technical theatre exponent, and businessman, Alhaji Teju Kareem and the US-based GlobalNewHaven headed by the theatre director and culture scholar, Professor Segun Ojewuyi.Related