WHO : JAMAICA CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION (JCDC)
WHAT: WORLD STORYTELLING DAY AND WORLD POETRY DAY
WHERE: (See Below)
WHEN: Wednesday, March 20 and Thursday, March 21, 2013
TIME : 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. respectively
The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) will join in the celebration of World Storytelling and World Poetry Day on Wednesday, March 20 and Thursday, March 21 respectively. This will see representatives from JCDC and members of the Poetry Society of Jamaica visiting corporate area schools to read selected poems and tell stories to the students.
World Storytelling Day
World Storytelling Day is a global celebration of the art of oral storytelling. On World Storytelling Day, as many people as possible tell and listen to stories in as many languages and at as many places as possible, during the same day and night. Participants tell each other about their events in order to share stories and inspiration, to learn from each other and create international contacts.
The significance in the event lies in the fact that it is the first global celebration of storytelling of its kind, and has been important in forging links between storytellers often working far apart from each other. It has also been significant in drawing public and media attention to storytelling as an art form. The school to be visited on this day is as follows:
Providence Methodist Basic School
132 Old Hope Road
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
World Poetry Day
World Poetry Day is a time to appreciate and support poets and poetry around the world. It is celebrated on March 21 each year and is an initiative of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) joins other government agencies, educators, community groups and individuals in celebrating World Poetry Day 2013. The schools to be visited on this day are as follows:
Jamaica Basic School
1 Devon Road, Kingston 10
9:00a.m. – 10:00a.m.
Bethany Basic School
9a Hagley Park Road, Kingston 10
10:00a.m. – 11:00a.m.
Webster Memorial Basic School
53 Half Way Tree Road, Kingston 10
We welcome media coverage for both days as we promote literacy.