Monthly Archives: May 2015

Two Seasons Talking Trees 2015 – Playlist for Recorded Talk

Recorded Talk, May 23, 2015 Format Length Album and Track Artiste Speech 4”24” Shaped for Life 2014 Keynote Address St Hugh’s High School 115th Anniversary, Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, Kingston, Jamaica Fae Ellington Music 2’24” Steel Band Lullaby (Creative Commons) Doug … Continue reading

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Two Seasons Talking Trees 2015 reader – Peta-Gaye Williams

Peta-Gaye Williams is an award winning dub and spoken word poet. She holds a teaching diploma in Science and Social Studies at the Secondary level from Church Teachers College: Mandeville and is currently pursuing a double major in Literatures in … Continue reading

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Two Seasons Talking Trees 2015 readers – Jonadee and Jhada Martin

Twin sisters, Jonadee and Jhada Martin, are passionate young writers dedicated to the development of their craft. They are joint authors of their first novel, a fantasy fiction - The Fallen Empire - the first in the series, Cradle of the Sands. They first … Continue reading

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Two Seasons Talking Trees 2015 reader – Lorna Goodison

Lorna Goodison is an internationally acclaimed author of twelve award winning books of poetry, three books of short stories and a prize-winning winning memoir, From Harvey River: A Memoir of My Mother and her Island. Her work, which has been … Continue reading

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Talking Trees 2015 reader – Sharon Leach

Sharon Leach is a journalist, author, essayist and editor of Bookends, the Jamaica Observer’s weekly literary arts magazine. Her short fiction has appeared in Kunapipi, Journal of Postcolonial Writing; Iron Balloons: Fiction from Jamaica’s Calabash Writer’s Workshop; and Blue Latitudes: … Continue reading

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Talking Trees 2015 reader – Xavienne-Roma Richardson

Xavienne-Roma Richardson is currently a third-year student in the Department of Literatures in English, The UWI, Mona. She is a Kittitian by birth, but has adopted Jamaica as a second home. Her interest in communication and human relations encouraged her … Continue reading

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Talking Trees 2015 reader – Annie Paul

India-born Annie Paul is a writer and critic based at The University of the West Indies, Mona, where she is head of the Publications Section at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies. Editor of the book, … Continue reading

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Two Seasons Talking Trees 2015 reader – Tanya Shirley

Tanya Shirley was born and lives in Jamaica. She is a graduate student and teacher in the Department of Literatures in English at UWI, Mona. She was awarded an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Maryland, USA. Her … Continue reading

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Two Seasons Talking Trees 2015 reader – Mandisa Parnell

Mandisa M. Parnell was born in the parish of St. Andrew, Jamaica, and was raised in the historic community of August Town. She has been writing stories since the tender age of 10. Reading is her second passion and she … Continue reading

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Two Seasons Talking Trees 2015 Reader – Carol Dunn

Carol Dunn is a Jamaican novelist, educator and public education specialist. Mountain of Inheritance, her first novel, was awarded a Gold medal in the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission’s (JCDC) Creative Writing Competition and it is listed in te JCDC 50th … Continue reading

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