Poets & Passion: A Caribbean Literary Lime 2012

Hosted by the Caribbean Cultural Theatre (CCT), Poets & Passion–A Caribbean Literary Lime” began this weekend, March 23 and 24, 2012. Today (March 24) at 3:00pm at York College in Jamaica, Queens, one of the seminal voices of the post-colonial Caribbean literary experience takes center stage; acclaimed Trinidadian novelist and playwright Earl Lovelace will read from his latest novel, Is Just a Movie. [Earl Lovelace’s books include While Gods Are Falling, winner of the BP Independence Award, the Caribbean classic The Dragon Can’t Dance, and Salt, which won the 1997 Commonwealth Writers Prize.]

Yesterday, March 23, the program at St. Francis College, 182 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, saw Barbadian novelist and playwright Glenville Obrian Lovell with his latest short story collection Going Home in Chains; Opal Palmer Adisa, the Jamaican-born editor of the literary journal The Caribbean Writer, reading from her novel Painting Away Regrets; and emerging Panamanian-American writer, Annette Leach reading from Song of the Shaman.

Poets & Passion continues in Brooklyn on March 28: Leslie Ann Murray (US/Trinidad & Tobago) and Ibi Zoboi (Haiti), April 19: Derrick Arjune (Guyana), The Mailbox Syndrome and Diana McCaulay (Jamaica), Dog-heart, and May 11: Sasha Kamini (Trinidad and Tobago) and Nicole Sealey (Virgin Islands).

Poets & Passion – A Caribbean Literary Lime, is a monthly showcase of creative writers and poets of Caribbean heritage. Now in its sixth season downtown Brooklyn, the York College event represents the program’s inaugural session in Queens. The series has hosted such Caribbean literary heavyweights as novelist/historian Kamau Braithwaite (Barbados), dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson (UK/Jamaica), novelists E.R. Braithwaite (Guyana), Merle Collins (Grenada); Elizabeth Nunez (Trinidad & Tobago) and Commonwealth Prize winner Robert Antoni (Bahamas).

For additional information, you may contact the Caribbean Cultural Theatre at (718) 783-8345 or info@caribbeantheatre.org

For original article, see http://www.caribbeanlifenews.com/stories/2012/4/2012_03_13_sub_poets_passion.html

Photo of Earl Lovelace from http://baffledbooks.com/post/13746169484/the-wine-of-astonishment-earl-lovelace

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