Monthly Archives: February 2014

Two Seasons Talking Trees – Kingston Edition – playwright Patrick Brown

  Jamaican playwright, Patrick Brown, is responsible for creating some of Jamaica’s most poignant and hilarious moments on stage and on the small screen. He has also written for the silver screen.  If There’s a Will, There’s a Wife (2014), … Continue reading

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Two Seasons Talking Trees – Kingston Edition – reader Caroll Edwards

  Carroll  Marston Edwards was born in Clarendon but received her secondary and tertiary education in Kingston at St. Hugh’s High School and at The University of the West Indies (The UWI), respectively. She also attended Carlton University in Ottawa, … Continue reading

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Two Seasons Talking Trees – Kingston Edition – reader Mel Cooke

From the first poem he wrote as an adult, This is Jamaica in 1996, Mel Cooke has been focused on documenting and analysing contemporary Jamaican history through poetry. However, while this remains his primary focus, since 2009 Cooke has broadened … Continue reading

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Two Seasons Talking Trees – Kingston Edition – reader Lilieth Nelson

Lilieth H. Nelson was born and educated in Kingston, Jamaica. Her studies span science education, business management, higher education policy, the creative and performing arts. Thus she is well-known in Jamaica, the Caribbean and beyond as an Artistic-Scientist whose life … Continue reading

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Two Seasons Talking Trees – Kingston Edition – reader Jo Ann Richards

Driven by her passion for missions, holistic worship and culturally relevant liturgy, Jo-Ann Richards – Jamaican teacher, singer/songwriter, worship leader, missionary and author – is commissioned to “tell the whole world to sing a new song unto the Lord!” (Isaiah … Continue reading

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Two Seasons Talking Trees – Kingston Edition – reader Ann Margaret Lim

Ann-Margaret Lim’s first poetry collection, The Festival of the Wild Orchid (Peepal Tree Press, 2012), received a UK Guardian First Book nomination two months after its publication, and in February of 2013 made the prestigious Bocas Prize long list. Her … Continue reading

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Two Seasons Talking Trees – Kingston Edition reader – A. Igoni Barrett

A. Igoni Barrett is a Nigerian writer with Jamaican roots. He was born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria in 1979 to a Nigerian mother and Jamaican father -  poet, essayist and novelist,  Lindsay Barrett. Igoni attended the University of Ibadan to study agriculture, … Continue reading

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Two Seasons Talking Trees – Kingston Edition – reader Jean Lowrie-Chin

  Jean was born in the district of Hartford in Westmoreland. There is a funny twist to her birth as recounted in her poem, Jonkunnu Baby! Jean’s love for the word started when she and her siblings discovered the wonders … Continue reading

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Two Seasons Talking Trees – Kingston Edition – reader Marlon Thompson

Marlon Thompson is a poet and youth inspirational speaker and from 2010-2012 was Vice-President of the “Miracle Club”, which aims to motivate and encourage young people. In April 2010, he and other members of the Club were featured on Religious … Continue reading

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Two Seasons Talking Trees – Kingston Edition reader Femke van Zeijl

Femke Van Zeijl is a Dutch freelance journalist based in Lagos, Nigeria, who has been reporting on Sub Saharan Africa for over ten years. She has written two non-fiction books in Dutch:  Een nacht in een vijzel (A Night in … Continue reading

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