Two Seasons Talking Trees Literary Fiesta 2012
Posted on January 22, 2012 by Christine
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, Monique Morrison and Kalilah Enriquez will be joined by folklorist Fern Luecke, novelists Melanie Schwapp, fabian thomas, Roland Watson- Grant and non-fiction writer, Mark Thomas.
Playwright Aston Cooke will give a first reading of his production Jonkanoo Jamboree, which was written especially for Jamaica’s 50th Independence celebrations. The play will be a major production of the University Players (UWI) and directed by Brian Heap.
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.
MC for the day is author, Gwyneth Harold-Davidson.
For those wishing to make it a day trip to Treasure Beach, Jamaica Cultural Enterprises, a licensed tour company that specializes in cultural tours, is offering return transportation to the Fiesta from Kingston. The buses are safe, licensed, and comfortable and the drivers are responsible. On the way you will learn interesting facts about Jamaican culture. To get additional details and to make a reservation email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 876 540 8570/374 6370.
The first staging of Two Seasons Talking Trees was in May 2011.