This weekend is a great one for the literary community in Lagos as the Committee for Relevant Art, CORA kicks off its 2024 culture season with the opening of its CORA Library & Resource Centre, located at the Lagos city’s culture space Freedom Park, Lagos Island.
Located at CORAVille, a section of the monumental Freedom Park, the CORA L&RC is expected to serve the interest of the general public, particularly those of students and youths.
Created on the need to continue to encourage the citizenry to see education as the singular key to enlightenment and empowerment, all in the cause of nation-building and human capital development.
The Library will hold regular literary activities, especially the flagship CORA BOOKTrek, the Literacy Campaign project, which brings authors into direct encounters with readers of their works.
The LR &C will also stage regular programmes on such key literacy-improvement engagements as workshops and seminars on writing, reading, speechmaking among others. It will be a home to fellow artist organisations committed to deepening literacy in the national consciousness.
The project is supported by several organisations and individuals, notably Freedom Park, Chief Kayode Aderinokun (Chair CORA Trustee), the esteemed CORA Board members, subscribers and volunteers, and especially the support of Hawthornden Foundation.
More so, it benefits from donations by authors, publishers, bookstores, and members of the public.