26 Sep

Nature Island Literary Festival and Book Fair now in its fourth year.

first_img Share 37 Views   no discussions Share EducationLocalNewsPrimarySecondaryTertiary Nature Island Literary Festival and Book Fair now in its fourth year. by: – July 29, 2011 Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! Share In photo: Nature Island Literary Festival Children’s Workshop 2010. Photo credit: Nature Island Literary FestivalThe NATURE ISLAND LITERARY FESTIVAL AND BOOK FAIR which was launched in 2008 is now in its fourth year.  Scheduled to be held August 5-7, 2011 the Festival will be held on the grounds of the University of the West Indies Open Campus on Elmshall Road, Roseau.Over the past three years the Festival has been able to attract large crowds who listen to readings by leading local and regional writers including Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott of St. Lucia, Earl Lovelace from Trinidad and Tobago, Marie Elena John from Antigua, Cynthia Wilson and Esther Phillips from Barbados, Phillip Nanton from St. Vincent, Muhammed Muwakil from Trinidad and Tobago, Kwame Dawes, Colin Channer, Kei Miller and Esther Figueroa from Jamaica, Caribbean publisher Ian Randle, and noted film producer Rudy Langlais from Los Angeles.The accompanying Book Fair and workshops expose the public to a number of Caribbean works and writers and open the public to the wide range of possibilities for careers in literature.To make this another memorable event which will impact positively on our writers, publishers and community as a whole, a programme has been developed that includes notable writers from the region and diaspora.  Special invitees include Snoo Wilson and Trish Cooke from the UK, Lisa Paravasini-Gebert , Gino Morrow and Joanne Skerret from the US, Beverly East-Davenport from Jamaica, Ken Corsbie from Guyana, Keegan Maharaj from Trinidad and Tobago,  Kendel Hippolyte from St. Lucia and Paulette Jno.Baptiste from Guadeloupe.The Festival also includes a series of FREE workshops for children and adults.Over the past three years the children’s session has introduced hundreds of kids to the fascinating world of books and story-telling.  This year’s workshop for children will be held at the Dominica Grammar School on Saturday July 30, 2011 from 9am -1pm and will target children ages 3 – 15.  The workshop will include reading by award winning children’s writer Trish Cooke; Japanese Calligraphy; Origami; Books for exchange and for sale; Face Painting; Word Games and more.The adult workshops which have already begun, continue on August 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th – including such topics as Self Publishing; How to Write for Children; Travel Writing; Opening Doors to Early Literacy and Playwriting.For further information on those workshops persons can go to the Festivals website and register: www.dominicalitfest.com or www.facebook.com/NatureIslandLiteraryFestivalAs part of Emancipation Celebrations this year’s Literary Festival and Book Fair promises to be an event that should not to be missed.Press ReleaseNature Island Literary Festivallast_img read more

29 Aug

Eden Hazard, Hudson-Odoi win big at Chelsea end of year awards

first_img Source: Goal Eden Hazard has won a hat-trick of accolades at Chelsea’s awards ceremony, claiming the prize for Chelsea Player of the Year, Players’ Player of the Year and Goal of the Season, making Blues history in the process.He has also won the main prize – Chelsea Player of the Year – for the fourth year running, breaking another club record.No Blues player has recorded more goals or assists than the Belgian, who has scored 19 times and assisted 16 more in 50 appearances across all competitions.He also has the highest combined total of goals and assists – with 16 and 15, respectively – in the Premier League so far this season, while also ranking highest in the division for chances created, successful dribbles and touches in the opposition box.The 28-year-old earned the club’s Goal of the Season award for his incredible match-winning, solo strike against Liverpool at Anfield in the Carabao Cup.Hazard’s phenomenal goal saw him lift that accolade for the third time in his Chelsea career and his Players’ Player of the Year was his second in a Blues shirt.Aside from the Belgian, Callum Hudson-Odoi picked up the Young Player of the Year award as the teenager showcased glimpses of the stand-out talent that made him such a sought-after prospect in the January transfer window.There was also time taken to commemorate the service of central defender Gary Cahill, who is set to leave the club after seven-and-a-half-years at Stamford Bridge, with fellow defender Cesar Azpilicueta speaking about the former Bolton Wanderers man’s contribution to the Blues.last_img read more