Ken Saro-Wiwa was a social and environmental activist from Nigeria. His death-row correspondence to Sister Majella McCarron (OLA) was donated to Maynooth University Library.
To mark the 25th anniversary of the execution of Saro-Wiwa and his eight colleagues (the Ogoni 9), the Library is running a poetry competition. More information on the competition is here . Maynooth University Library are offering a free online poetry workshop run by poet and creative writing teacher Jessica Traynor. This will prompt participants to write poems while learning more about the life and work of Ken Saro-Wiwa.
The workshop will take place from 11:00 to 13:00 on Saturday 18 April via Zoom. Participants will be sent the link in advance. The workshop is free, but places are limited and booking is essential. Click here for registration.