On Friday 14th November, Laipo Reads will be hosting one of the flagship programs of the Lagos Books and Arts Festival (LABAF), titled Joy of Reading.
The program is designed to get members of the public ― guests to the festival ― actively engaged in the beautiful art of literary expression, readings and performances.
Themed, The Soyinka Drama and Poetry, the program will be held in honour of Wole Soyinka and readings will be taken from some of his plays that explore the notion of freedom and humanity, such as Dance of the Forest, Madmen & Specialists, King Baabu, Beatification of an Area boy and The Road.
Joy of Reading is curated and hosted by the writer and activist, Ayodele Olofintuade. Nollywood producer Uduak Isong, ( Desperate Housegirls, Okon Goes to School), Poet and Author Dami Ajayi (Clinical Blues); Screenwriter Rita Chichi Onwurah, Michael Akanji and many others would also be reading at the event.
The Joy of Reading will start by 6pm at the FoodCourt, Freedom Park, Old Prison Ground, Broad Street, Lagos.