Two Seasons Guest House in Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth will be the place to be for lovers of the written and spoken word for the second staging of Two Seasons Talking Trees Literary Fiesta, on February 25, 2012. Talking Trees is part of the Treasure Beach Culturefest 2012, a special celebration for Black History month and Jamaica’s 50th anniversary of independence. Special partner for the literary stage is JAMCOPY – the Jamaican copyright licensing agency.
The line-up is a stimulating mix of well-known and new Jamaican writers, who will begin to tell their stories at 10 a.m. The poetic voices of Michael Abrahams, Malachi Smith, Easton Lee, Christine Craig, Kalilah Enriquez and Fabian Thomas will be joined by folklorist Fern Luecke and novelist Melanie Schwapp and non-fiction writers Mark Thomas and Fabian Brown.
Playwright Aston Cooke will give a first taste of his production written especially for Jamaica’s 50th Independence celebrations.
The focus of the panel discussion is Writing for Children, and panelists are children’s writers Diane Brown, Jean Forbes, Kellie Magnus, and Sharon Martini. Suzanne Francis Brown will be the moderator.
A children’s programme will run simultaneously through the day managed by Ingrid Blackwood.
Books and CDs by the authors and second hand books will be on sale, as well as food and drink.
The first staging of Two Seasons Talking Trees was in May 2011.