As part of activities for this year's book fest, Lagos Book and Arts Festival (LABAF 2017) will host stakeholders and booklovers to the 8th CORA Publishers' Forum, organised by CORA Art & Cultural Foundation, in partnership with Quramo Publishing Limited, with supported from Goethe Institut, Lagos. It is one of the prefaces to LABAF, billed to hold on Thursday, November 9 at Goethe Institut, 4th Floor City Hall, Catholic Mission Street, Lagos Island. Time is 9:00am to 5:00pm.
The theme for the 8th edition is 'A New Consciousness In Reading and Publishing.' It will explore the possibility of a paradigm shift in reading and publishing culture in response to the changing sociopolitical climate, both locally and globally.
This year's forum will feature distinguished and experienced speakers in Nigerian publishing sector and discussions will centre around topics such as 'Writing for Enlightenment in the Age of Misinformation,' 'The New African Literary Voice,' 'A Retrospective of Nigerian Publishing' and 'Ushering in a New Season in Publishing African Work.'
A statement from Programme Officer, CORA Art & Cultural Foundation, Samuel Osaze, noted, "Our expectation is that clear strategies would emerge from the session, which can be immediately implemented or could be built upon in future. The forum, which is free, will benefit from your contribution and presence."
CORA Publishers' Forum was conceived in 2010 to provide a concentrated space for key publishers in Nigeria to gain critical insight into their current operations within the context of the challenges facing their industry.
Lagos Book and Art Festival (LABAF) is CORA's annual culture picnic with a heavy book content primed to attract families and a public that seeks cultural entertainment.