Two Seasons Talking Trees Literary Fiesta returns on Feb 25, 2012
January 22, 2012
Two Seasons Guest House (www.2seasonsguesthouse.com) in
St. Treasure Beach 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
part of the Elizabeth Treasure Beach Culturefest
special celebration for Black History month and ’s
50th anniversary of independence. Special partner for the literary
stage is JAMCOPY – the Jamaican copyright licensing agency. Jamaica
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, fabian thomas and Kalilah Enriquez, and will be joined by folklorist Fern Luecke, novelists Melanie Schwapp, Fabian Thomas and Roland Waton-Grant and and non-fiction writer Mark Thomas.
Playwright Aston Cooke will give a first taste of his production of his production Jonkanoo Jamboree, which was written especially for
celebrations. The play will be a major production of the University Players
(UWI) and directed by Brian Heap. Independence
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. Additional information on the writers and the programme as it is finalized is at www.2seasonsguesthouse.com/blog
Proprietor Two Seasons Guest House, Christine Marrett