The 4th annual staging of the Jamaica Poetry Festival shall unfold on Sunday August 10th at Louise Bennett Garden Theatre, 36 hope Road, Kingston, Jamaica.
Art and Life – Social Intervention: The Jamaica Poetry Festival represents our sustained effort which is aimed at social renewal and transformation. This is a collaboration with the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), SenYAcum / Edutainment Promotion and the Jamaica Poetry Foundation. Consistent with this social mandate, we have a youth/family focus which is designed to help in the resetting of the mindset of the Jamaican youth.
Free Creative Writing Workshops(10am – 2pm): Since behavioural challenges have their roots in a lack of positive self-expression, our Creative Writing Workshops are deliberately designed as effective means of therapy and have proven to help in treating mental scars and delinquent behaviours. Therefore, in balancing art and life we aim to celebrate and promote positive, creative and socially responsible self expressions, in the interest of the social fabric of Jamaica.
The Creative Writing Workshops will be facilitated by Yasus Afari, Steppa and the JCDC among others.The workshop component will commence at 10am and will finish at 2pm.
The Creative Writing Workshops will focus on the notions of caring and sharing with the view of transforming lives and shaping the future with positivity in art and in life.
The Jamaica Poetry Festival 2014 Showcase – The International Edition: This shall begin at 7pm andshall feature several national and international poets and a very special guest artiste. Thbese include Jean ‘Binta Breeze (UK), Dr Neal Hall (USA), Alexis Ryan ( Anguilla) plus an Iranian female poet to be announced shortly. The Jamaican contingent consists of Yasus Afari, Dr Sonjah Nyah, Dr Karen Carpenter, Steppa, Kellie Magnus, Maia Chung, Jean Goulbourne and Admiral Tibet (Special Guest Artiste), among others.
Cultural Tribute: As is our tradition, this year we are paying tribute to several Literary Icons. Our 2014 tribute will feature: Mutabaruka, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Jean Binta Breeze, Oku Onuora, Benjamin Zephaniah, Sonia Sanchez, Amiri Baraba and Maya Angelo.
We thanks our kind sponsors for their vision and support: JIIC – Your Insurance Place From GRACE KENNEDY, TVJ, Irie Life (Anguilla), JCDC, IRIE FM, Fontana Pharmacy and SenYAcum among others.
Thanks for your usual support as we look forward to a highly successful and inspirational Jamaica Poetry Festival 2014 – The International Edition.
SenYAcum / Edutainment Promotion
Jamaica Poetry Festival 2014
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The 4th Annual Jamaica Poetry Festival – The International Edition – The Feast of Poetree
Cultural Tribute: As is our tradition, this year we are paying tribute to several Literary Icons. Our 2014 tribute will feature: Mutabaruka, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Jean Binta Breeze, Oku Onuora, Benjamin Zephaniah, Sonia Sanchez, Amiri Baraba and Maya Angelo. Special Guest Artiste Admiral Tibet
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