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Ho to host GAWBOFEST book Festival on January 26

Ho to host GAWBOFEST book Festival on January 26

The Ghana Association of Writers (GAW) is organizing the Volta Edition of the Book Festival at Ho in the Volta Region on Friday January 26,2018.

A total of about 1,500 people are expected to attend the festival. About 1,000 present throughout the period of the events and about 500 passing through. These book and literary devotees will comprise members of GAW; members of GAW Literary Clubs in Junior and Senior High Schools; Tertiary Chapters of GAW; Members of Parliament; Parliamentary Select Committees on Education and Arts and Culture; Ministers of Education and Tourism, Arts and Culture; invited dignitaries, personalities and stakeholders in the book and arts industry (musicians, TV and sports personalities, book publishers and vendors, diplomatic missions, etc.).

Theme: _Empowering Ghana through Reading_

Venue
Volta regional GNAT Hall located near the Ho SSNIT Flats.

Date
Friday, January 26, 2018

Aim:
To bring together authors, publishers, book illustrators, book editors, librarians, teachers, parents, children and all manner of readers in an atmosphere of fun to celebrate books, reading, writing, story-telling and creativity; instil in the children the love of reading and give parents the chance to help children select interesting and informative books.

Activities:

Activities include: Book exchanges; Book-themed competitions; Brass Band corner; Children’s Playground events; Cultural performances; Drama; Face painting; Instant portrait painting; Mobile Library and Internet services; Poetry recitals; Quizzes; Reading and writing clinics; Sale of Books at all books stands; Story-telling; etc.

Participants

Very distinguished personalities in the arts, education, politics, will be in attendance. Sons and Daughters of the Volta Region who have left their prints on the literary track are expected to grace the occasion.

Togbe Afede XIV, Agbogbomefia of Asogli State is expected to chair the event.

*Special Guest of Honour* will be *Nana Kwasi Gyan Apenteng* (President of GAW);

*Prof. Kofi Anyidoho* is expected to deliver the Keynote Address.

 

Also in attendance
Outstanding writers and literary icons are also expected to decorate the function. Some distinguished writers and literary persons from the Volta Region including: Prof Kofi Anyidoho; Prof Lade Wosornu; Kofi Adjorlolo; Lawyer Segbawu; Godwin Avenorgbor; Kafui Dey, among others

*Sponsorship*
Individuals and Corporate bodies are invited to sponsor this unique event. Banking and financial institutions, operators of transport services, hotel and hospitality industry operators and printers are encouraged to sponsor this event.

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