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Two Seasons Talking Trees Literary Fiesta – May 28th, 2011 – Treasure Beach, Jamaica

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MC: Gwyneth Harold-Davidson – novelist, short story writer, and public relations practitioner

9:00 Recorded talk – a mix of the spoken word and music

10:00 Party Pizzazz! Robert Lalah – writer, Assistant Features Editor, Gleaner Co.

Garfield Ellis – novelist, short story writer and lecturer

11:00 Recorded talk

11:30 Panel discussion Writing it down: E-book or paper, self-published or publisher?

Moderator: Joy Simons Brown– musician, choral director, certified arranging specialist, math tutor, and author

Panelists: Judith Falloon Reid – writer and founder of the Independent VoYces Literary Fair

Tyrone Reid – writer, editor, cultural critic, poet, freelance journalist and on-line publisher

Ian Randle – founder and chairman of Ian Randle Publishers Ltd.

12:30 Best of the Fests: Sonia King – medical technologist and writer

Veronica Carnegie – educator and short story writer Asante Adonai Literary Lyme readers

1:10 Open mike: Hosted by Joy Simons Brown

2:00 Sneak peek: Preview of the play, Last Call, by Keiran King – playwright, theatre critic, actor, and graphic designer. The play is a musical, romantic drama set in 1949 in the lounge of the Myrtle Bank Hotel, Kingston.

2:30 Our talk:  Malachi Smith – dub poet, playwright and actor

Nova Gordon-Bell – English lecturer, University of Technology, Jamaica, short story writer

Tomlin Ellis – broadcaster and poet

Pamela Marshall – novelist

3:30 Talking drums: Shane Drummers – twin brothers from Treasure Beach

4:00 Roots & branches: A. Igoni Barrett – Nigerian short story writer with Jamaican roots

5:00 Fiesta farewell

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