Talking Trees panelist – Tyrone Reid

Tyrone S. Reid is an award-winning Jamaican writer, editor, cultural critic, poet and freelance journalist and on-line publisher.

A graduate of the University of the West Indies, Mona, Tyrone began his writing career in 2005 as a staff writer at the Jamaica Observer, where he specialized in human interest features and arts reviews, and conducted interviews with influential Jamaican public figures and international personalities such as Nigerian novelist, Chinua Achebe; the Founder of Essence magazine, Susan L. Taylor; and the former mayor of New Orleans, Ray Nagin.

In 2005 he was awarded the JCDC Best Overall Writer in the Jamaica Creative Writing Competition.

 At age 26, Tyrone is the founder and editorial director of the TALLAWAH Culture E-Zine, which provides readers with a range of weekly articles on Jamaican and international culture. He is also the founder of The Thespian Spirit Awards, which was inaugurated for the 2010-11 theatre season and seeks to annually recognize the best and brightest in Jamaican theatre. 

He is currently researching his first book project, a biography of reggae legend, Marcia Griffiths.

Tyrone S. Reid will be one of the panelists in the discussion, Writing it down: E-book or paper, self-published or publisher? at the Two Seasons Talking Trees Literary Fiesta, on Saturday, May 28.

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