Two Seasons Talking Trees 2017 – Workshops

Saturday, May 27, 2017. Workshops on Sunday, May 28, 2017

Following on the inspiring day of readings, music and fashion at Two Seasons Talking Trees Literary Fiesta to be held on Saturday, May 27, 2017 on the expansive grounds of Two Seasons Guest House in Treasure Beach on Jamaica’s South Coast, participants can explore their own creativity in workshops on Sunday, May 28.

Acclaimed author and poet, Olive Senior, will work with beginners who need a kick-start or published writers who want to expand their craft in “Finding a voice: How to develop your prose or poetry by employing different voices”. Participants should come prepared to write in this three hour workshop in which Ms. Senior will give exercises in different techniques. Space is limited to 12 persons on a first come basis, so register early. Venue: Two Seasons Guest House, time 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost: JA$5,000 per person.

Robert Hall, fashion designer at the Jamaica Business Development Corporation and lecturer at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, will provide guidance to people wishing to turn their fashion ideas into product in a two hour workshop “Fashioning concept to creation”. The workshop will give participants the tools to move their ideas out of the conceptual into images that can be interpreted by a tailor or seamstress. Practical exercises will explore ideation, mood boards, basic sketching, design. Venue: Two Seasons Guest House, time 2p.m.-4 p.m. Cost JA$3,000 per person. Maximum 24 participants.

Multi-instrumentalist and meditation facilitator, Stephen “Ras Katri” Wise, will lead a two-hour workshop on “Music as medicine”, for people who wish to experience how meditation and meditative music can help to heal the mind, body and spirit. Activities will include singing, chanting and”toning” – paths to inner peace and healing. Each participant will be given a CD. Cost: JA$1,500 per person. Venue: Treasure Beach Women’s Group House, Old Wharf Road, Treasure Beach, time 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Space is limited to 30 participants.

For further information, please contact: Christine Marrett, Proprietor, Two Seasons Guest House, “Where the welcome is warm and the runnings cool”, Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica; Tel: 876-571-0818, email:



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