Two Seasons Talking Trees Literary Fiesta May 23, 2015

by Christine
(Treasure Beach)

Lovers of literature will enjoy a relaxing day on May 23, 2015, listening to a variety of established and emerging writers at Two Seasons Talking Trees Literary Fiesta, on the grounds of Two Seasons Guest House in Treasure Beach, on Jamaica's South Coast.

Reflecting the voices of "those who came" to enrich the cultural fabric of Jamaica, already confirmed are ...

  • Jamaica’s third Poet Laureate, UWI Professor Emeritus Mervyn Morris
  • UWI Professor Emeritus of English and poet, Eddie Baugh
  • young adult author and one of the Fiesta’s organizers, Gwyneth Harold-Davidson (Young Heroes of the Caribbean)
  • retired UWI lecturer, writer and editing professional, Victor Chang (Journal of West Indian Literature Pathways, a journal of creative writing)
  • performance poet, Cherry Natural
  • story-teller, Amina Blackwood-Meeks
  • poet, Tanya Shirley
  • and co-ordinator of the Jamaica Observer’s literary publication, Bookends and short-story writer, Sharon Leach

The Fiesta will climax with readings by multiple award winning poet, Lorna Goodison.

Some eight other wordsmiths have been approached, including writer, Geoffrey Haddad (If I’m not back by Wednesday).

Fabian Thomas will be the Master of Ceremonies for the day, and his 10-minute play, Devon, will be staged. The play was one of the works presented in the Eight by Ten theatre festival (eight plays of ten minutes performed each night for three nights) held in September 2014 at the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts, The UWI, Mona.

Billed as a family affair, there will be a special children’s programme.

Talking Trees Literary Fiesta on May 23, 2015 is presented by Two Seasons Guest House in association with the Gloria Lyn Memorial Fund and the Department of Literatures in English, The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus.

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