The Society of Young Nigerian Writers (SYNW) has called on young Nigerian poets to submit their poems in the on-going compilation/collation of poems in honour of the recently departed former Education Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and a former President of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), Prof. Jerry Agada.
In a press statement issued and signed by SYNW President, Wole Adedoyin described the deceased as a “Mentor and Father to many young writers across the country and energetic, dogged and a committed writer and book promoter who used his political positions to fight for the rights of Nigerian writers.
The collation of the tribute poems will be part of efforts initiated by SYNW to immortalize Prof. Jerry Agada.
Society of Young Nigerian Writers (SYNW), is an umbrella organisation that was founded to promote creative writing and literary arts among writers based in Nigeria between the ages of 10 and 40. It was founded in 2010 at the former house of the Nobel Laureate Professor Wole Soyinka at the University of Ibadan. It was formerly known as the World of Poets and Literary Society.
Society of Young Nigerian Writers (SYNW) is a member of the International Authors Forum (IAF). It has also collaborated with different international organizations like Alliance Francaise (Nigeria), 100 Thousand Poets for Change (USA), Woman Scream International Poetry and Arts Festival (Italy) and lately International Human Rights Art Festival (USA).
In 2019, Society of Young Nigerian Writers (SYNW) was duly acknowledged and mentioned in a book titled “TEEN LIVES AROUND THE WORLD: A GLOBAL ENCYCLOPEDIA (2 VOLUMES)” edited by Karen Wells. The Society of Young Nigerian Writers (SYNW) was described as the only teen writers’ body in Nigeria.
SYNW provides a platform for young writers to meet and collaborate, enhance and hone their writing skills. SYNW also publish, promote and market the works of its members.