Loudthotz Poetry Open Reading is the first and only written poetry reading event where written poetry is read and appreciated in Nigeria. You are welcome to the Loudthotz school of poetics and eclectic studies, where we are all teachers and we are all students. The reading started in 2009.
It holds every second Thursday 6.30pm – 8.30pm Nigerian time. Poets who wish to read their works at the event send their works to firstname.lastname@example.org, the poems are projected on the screen on the day of the reading and audience and fellow poets follow as poets read their work. Entry for reading is free but subject to early submission. The submission for each reading starts from the day of a previous reading till the end of that month.
At the end of the year, all the poems read are compiled into an anthology called “The First Gong” and published at the end of the year.