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Jamaica Poetry Festival 2019 – Sunday August 11th – Louise Bennett Garden Theatre

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Poetry is growing internationally as well as in Jamaica. Against this positive backdrop, SenYAcum Edutainment in associating with JCDC is staging the 9th annual JPF 2019, with a difference, on Sunday August 11th at the apt, Louise Bennett Garden Theatre in Kingston Jamaica.

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JPF 2019 – Celebrating Miss Lou 100 – The Canadian Infusion

Jamaica’s first Lady of  Poetry, Comedy and Theatre is, Miss Lou, the honourable Louise Bennett Coverley, affectionately called Miss Lou. She is also the celebrated mother of the Jamaican language and culture. She was born on September 7th, 1919 so we are celebrating 100 years of the great Miss Lou.

Honouring Professor Edward ‘Eddie’ Baugh

The 4th annual Jamaica Poetry Festival Lifetime Achievement Award is being bestowed upon the well deserving and iconic literary giant, Professor Edward Baugh. This is being facilitated with the courtesy of York Pharmacy

Talking Books at the Jamaica Poetry Festival

On Sunday, August 11, 2019, the Jamaica Poetry Festival will host the 1st Annual National “Talking Books at the Jamaica Poetry Festival” feature. It will take place at the Louise Bennett Garden Theatre in Kingston .

This is the first and only National “Taking Books” Feature and is in collaboration with IRIE FMs eclectic and dynamic Africa Forum Book Club which is run by IRIE FMs Programme Director KaBu Ma’at Kheru“Talking Books at The Jamaica Poetry Festival” will be recorded for Radio broadcast on the flagship and leading Radio Programme – The Africa Forum aired Sundays between 6 and 10 am on IRIE FM.

“Talking Books at the Jamaica Poetry Festival”  brings together Authors from across the World, showcasing and celebrating the Nation’s leading  writers and helping to prepare the writers of tomorrow. This year’s  feature primarily features authors of anti-Black racism and its intersections. Panels are topically organized with two authors and a moderator, followed by book signings. There is also a course of workshops  for aspiring writers with leading book editors and literary agents. The annual Jamaica Poetry Festival Creative Writing Workshop runs from 10 am to 2 pm and shall be followed by the”Talking Books at the Jamaica Poetry Festival” workshop from 2 pm – 5 pm. Among the workshop facilitators are Welsh Canadian Poet  El Jones and Canadian Poet Cue Kirk.

Talking Books – Sponsors and Partners

Talking Books at the Jamaica Poetry  Festival is made possible by the generosity of many organizations and people. Are you interested in sponsoring  “Talking Books at the Jamaica Poetry Festival” ? Please contact KaBu Ma’at Kheru at [email protected] or Jamaica Poetry Festival at [email protected]

Talking Books at the Jamaica Poetry Festival is truly a community event, and our many community partners make this wonderful event possible through their support and partnership.

Team Work – It Takes a Village – Thanks to the Canadian High Commission

Jamaica Poetry Festival 2019 is being staged with the collaborative energy of  SenYAcum, JCDC, the Canadian High Commission through it’s Canada’s Mission Cultural Fund and a network of other friends and supporters of Jamaica Poetry Festival. which shall showcase an impressive array of national and international performers.

With Love and Poetree,

JPF 2019
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