POET Apiorkor is hosting her annual poetry event dubbed The Matriarch Verse on Friday, November 18, 2022 at the National Theatre.
This year’s edition which is in partnership with KGL Foundation and National Theatre of Ghana is themed Ghana at 65 – The State of the Nation. It comes on the back of two successful editions of the event and already, it promises to be more exciting with new additions to spice it up.
The Matriarch Verse which is expected to be graced by poetry lovers, academicians, socialites, opinion leaders, among many others will be interspersed with music performances from some of Ghana’s talented artistes.
That is not all, there will be an artistically curated exhibition that combines arts and business, in order to examine and interrogate the economic, social and cultural state of Ghana.
Born Seyiram Ashong-Abbey, Apiorkor is a Ghanaian poet, media practitioner, activist of Ga-Daŋme/Ewe ancestry, and author of The Matriarch’s Verse.
She is an editorial advisor for The InfluencHER Project and a board member of the Poetry Association of Ghana, a National Executive Committee member of the Ghana Association of Writers (GAW) and a Director-At-Large of the Democrats Abroad Africa Committee’s ExCom, as the Coordinator of Democrats Abroad Ghana.
Apiorkor is also the Head of Programmes Production at Accra-based Citi FM/Citi TV and host of Diplomatic License and What’s Cooking? on Citi TV.
The Matriarch’s Verse remains Ghana’s largest independently organised poetry event and began as part of activities marking the “Beyond the Return’ project.
The Matriarch’s Verse 2022 is sponsored by Kri8 Concept, Himaya Ushering, Ahaspora Young Professionals, Democrats Abroad – Ghana, Poetry Association of Ghana and the European Union.
Partners are UNESCO, B. You by Berla Mundi, Ehalakasa, The Musical Lunatics, Colour Cast Print Solutions and Avonsige Fashion House