CREATIVE GENIUS CONFERENCE

Likambi Global Publishing and Liverpool Central Library Present the Creative Genius Conference with Liverpool’s Youngest Authors and the World’s Youngest Author of Multiple Books.

Likambi Global Publishing, in collaboration with Liverpool Central Library, through the Creative Genius Conference, is dedicated to inspiring and empowering young people and budding writers, while fostering a love for literature and creativity within the community.

The conference will feature inspirational talks, exclusive reading/storytelling and creative writing sessions, and an interactive and dynamic panel and Q&A session with the young authors, during which young people will be empowered with the tools and resources to unlock their creativity and inner genius. There will also be an exclusive opportunity to purchase autographed copies of these young authors’ books and connect with the voices shaping the future of literature. Two winners from the creative writing sessions will be selected and each awarded a free autographed book of their choice with bespoke messages from the authors and an hour of complimentary coaching session with Dr Sylvia Likambi.

The event will shine a spotlight on the extraordinary achievements of our city’s youngest authors and the world’s youngest author of multiple books, emphasising the richness and diversity of young voices in literature and underscoring the significance of nurturing and celebrating young people’s talents and creativity.

Conference Objectives:

  • Celebrating Young Literary Talent and Creativity
  • Inspiring and empowering young people to unlock their creativity and imagination.
  • Giving young people the platform, resources, and confidence, they need to unleash their creative genius and thrive in life.
  • Creating diversity in Children’s literature and the books available to young people in libraries and schools, as well as inspiring them to develop a love for reading and to join their local libraries.
  • Inspiring the Next Generation of writers that will, in turn, inspire more children worldwide to read, write and tell their stories!
  • Offering representation and access to positive role models for young people to follow in their footsteps.

Conference Highlights:

Inspirational Talks: The event will feature inspirational talks by the young Likambi authors, sharing their unique literary journeys, challenges, and triumphs.

Exclusive Reading/ Storytelling and Creative Writing Sessions: Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in exclusive reading/storytelling and creative writing sessions, exploring their imaginations and gaining insights into the creative process.

Panel and Q&A Session: A panel discussion with the young authors, followed by a Q&A session, providing a platform for the audience to interact and delve deeper into the world of young literary talent.

Autographed Book Purchase & Prizes: Attendees will have an exclusive opportunity to purchase autographed copies of the authors’ books and get them signed in person, with bespoke messages, creating lasting memories and a connection between readers and young authors.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

Destiny Likambi

Destiny Likambi is an eight-year-old British child prodigy and the world’s youngest author to publish multiple books within five months (girl), from Liverpool, UK. She is the youngest of three adorable, grounded, and talented siblings (who are all authors of multiple books) and an inspiring, confident, and courageous young girl who is a positive role model for children around the globe.

Coming from a family of highly talented and gifted young writers, Destiny Likambi debuted as an author at the age of five with her best-selling book, The Girl on the Journey, followed by three other best-sellers, Destiny and the Troll, The Naughty Destiny, and The Snow Sisters, respectively.

Following the huge success of her first four books which immediately hit the Amazon Number 1 bestseller list on diverse categories, she returned with two new children’s books in July 2023, Chicky and The Forest and The Summer Holiday, written at age five and seven, respectively. In addition to being a published author of six books at age seven, Destiny has written four more books which will be published later this year.

Her passion for storytelling, art, and writing dates back to her nursery days when she always looked forward to telling everyone about her day in the nursery and often brought home some drawings and paintings. Destiny loves reading, singing, listening to bedtime stories, and making up her own stories prior to bedtime, and enjoys sharing these stories with her siblings and parents. She’s a true ‘chatterbox’ and fondly known as ‘the energetic speaker of the house’.

Destiny and her siblings are frequently invited to speak at global platforms and events and have received special recognition for their work and collaborated with diverse libraries and schools across Liverpool to host a series of book tours and events which are designed to inspire young children to develop a love for reading and writing. She has been interviewed by and featured on diverse media platforms, including, ITV National News, ITV Granada, BBC Radio Merseyside and the Liverpool Echo.

As young authors, their goal is to create diversity in children’s literature, make their books available to young people, and inspire as many children as possible to unlock their creative genius and full potential. She is on a mission to inspire young children across the globe to write and publish their own books. She strongly believes that anyone can write a book at any age and has already inspired many children to explore their imagination and creativity and write their own books.

“I love speaking in schools and at events and inspiring young children to use their wide imagination to write and publish their own books. If I can do it, then they too can do it.” Destiny Likambi

Michael Caleb Likambi:

“Reading is such fun. It has the power to expand your imagination and take you into different parts and cultures of the world at the same time.” Caleb Likambi

Coming from a family of talented young writers, Michael Caleb Likambi debuted as an author at the age of 12 with his best-selling book, Tammy and the Shipwreck, and in less than a year, he published five books. In August 2023, Caleb wrote and illustrated 10 new books which will be released this year. The release of these 10 new books is a testament to Caleb’s talent and passion for storytelling. He won the William Woodward Prize for Creative Writing at his secondary school this year

Caleb is an ultra-confident and grounded young man, whose kind, compassionate, and humble personality makes him a true friend to many. He always stands up for those who are bullied or mistreated, and he is fondly referred to as the “soft giant.” He is a positive role model for children and young people all across the globe.

Caleb has been the Head Boy at his secondary school for three consecutive years and has been on the School Council numerous times throughout his time in primary school. He is also a gifted and natural sportsman, who has won numerous trophies and awards, both as an individual and for his primary and secondary schools.

Caleb’s genuine passion for reading and learning is second to none, which goes back to his childhood when he would read until he fell asleep. He’s read over 700 books to date and never stops requesting new books. He has been interviewed by and featured on diverse media platforms, including BBC Radio Merseyside and the Liverpool Echo.

Caleb’s dedication to sharing his love of reading and writing extends beyond his own books. Together with his siblings, he actively advocates for literacy and education, speaking in schools, libraries, and events and working to make diverse children books accessible to children from all backgrounds. Through his donations to schools and libraries, Caleb hopes to inspire young readers to discover the joy and transformative power of reading.

Caleb and his siblings have received special recognition for their work and have collaborated with diverse libraries and schools across Liverpool to host a series of book tours and events. As a young author, his goal is to create diversity in children’s literature and make the books available to young people and inspire as many children as possible to unlock their creative genius and full potential. He is determined to inspire his peers to develop a love for reading and writing, and he wants others to write their own books.

“Always surround yourself with people who inspire you to be great, but most importantly, be that person who inspires others to be great.” Caleb Likambi

Latoya Likambi:

Latoya Likambi is a17-year-old 3X International best-selling author, an entrepreneur, and a positive role model for children globally. A highly confident, eloquent, and inspiring young speaker and influencer, with a passion to inspire young people to unleash their creative genius and fulfill their maximum potential. She has a natural entrepreneurial spirit and a keen eye for identifying opportunities to bring her ideas to life.

She is very creative, strong-minded, and a visionary young girl who believes that she and every child is a unique creation of God, with unique and exceptional/ creative abilities and potential to add value to the world.

She wrote her first book at the tender age of seven, which was published when she turned 10 and has read over 500 books to date. Latoya’s passion for writing and storytelling at the tender age of seven, led her to co-found Likambi Global Publishing, where she serves as a mentor to aspiring authors and helps them bring their stories to the world. Through her work at Likambi Global Publishing, Latoya aims to foster a supportive community for writers and empower them to amplify diverse voices in literature.

She was the winner of the Young Entrepreneur Mind Award 2022, The Young Visionary Award 2022, The Extraordinary Achievers “Exceptional Young Achievers Award” 2023 and The Rising Female Leader Award 2024. She has featured on diverse national and international Radio and Television programs/stations to talk about her books and passions and has been a guest speaker at various schools, community groups, business events/ conferences, and in The House of Commons.