Pin-Virginrose Poets' Residency

In a bid to provide an amiable, muse-breathing atmosphere for poets and spoken word artists in Nigeria, Poets in Nigeria (PIN) under the auspices of Eriata Centre for Literary Education & Entrepreneurial Development is partnering with Virginrose Resorts to organize a Poetry Writing and Spoken Word Residency Program in Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria from 14th February – 28th February, 2016.



PIN was born to meet the multidimensional demands associated with the growing affection for poetry writing, reading and performances across Nigeria. As a literary hub connecting poets for greatness, PIN is delighted to introduce Virginrose Resorts to the Nigerian Literati. Located in Plot 1231a, Bishop Oluwole Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, Virginrose Resorts is designed for the discerning Traveler, Tourist, corporate organizations, Government agencies and International delegates that desire Excellent service, state of the art facilities, perfect Spa treatment, good old wine and delicious meal (continental and local).

The residency will entertain applications in the format highlighted below between 21st and 28th January, 2016 via email [email protected]




Brief Biography (Not exceeding 100 words)


Two poems written by the applicant

Highlight of project to (partly or wholly) undertake during the residency justifying reasons of interest.

  1. The residency offers full boarding to participants.
  2. Two poets will be selected for the residency.
  3. Participants get stipend covering cost of transportation and incidentals.


Kolade Olanrewaju Freedom

For: Poets in Nigeria