In the spirit of “Miss Lou” the Council focuses on reaching the youth and anyone interested in developing their writing skills, including memoir writing, song writing, poetry writing and technical writing.
Annually, the Council presents two Writers Clinics
The Council's goal is to attract aspiring writers by working closely with various Caribbean Student Associations at several colleges in Broward County; focusing on the next generation of writers, while introducing them to the works of Louise Bennett-Coverley which speaks to the mission of the organization.
Press Release: For Immediate Release
September 10th, writing clinic:
The Louise Bennett-Coverley Heritage Council presents, Therapeutics: The Pen, The Journal, The Brush – In These Times. The three-part workshop is an excellent opportunity for you to learn to write a song, learn the art of journaling, or learn how to paint that picture that you have always dreamed of painting.
The workshop will be at held on Saturday, September 10, 2022, from 11am to 4pm, at West Regional Library, 8601 West Broward Boulard, Plantation, Florida 33324.
The songwriting session will be taught by Wayne Armond, who has decades of experience as an accomplished musician, composer and producer. As a song writer, Wayne has written many songs for other artistes, most notably being Rightous Youth (Richie Spice), The Lion and the Lamb (Rita Marley), Cheater (Spanner Banner), Woman (Marcia Griffiths) and Second Class (Carol Gonzales and Buju Banton).
Armond is a founding member of the celebrated reggae band, Chalice. He also played with Byron Lee and the Dragonaires. Wayne’s session will focus on song writing as therapy, and he will demonstrate how to compliment the lyrics with music.
Colin Smith is an artist whose love of the Caribbean landscape, culture and music is evident in his paintings - from tranquil island scenes to vibrant melodic abstracts. Colin studied at the Jamaica School of Art, now the Edna Manley School for the Visual Arts.
His love of art transcends the canvas, as he is also a very talented musician who plays keyboards, guitar and banjo. He won a number of awards in the yearly Jamaica Festival Awards for his art work and has had exhibitions in Jamaica and South Florida.
Colin will present the session on "Using Art as Therapeutics".
Maxine Plummer is a teacher, with over 25 years of teaching experience. Maxine has a degree in Mass Communication, with Language and Literature from the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica and a master's degree in Reading Education from Florida International University. She has a strong background in cultural development, film and theatre production. Maxine worked for several years in the office of the Prime Minister of Jamaica and was the Jamaican casting director for the very popular Walt Disney production "Cool Runnings".
Maxine will conduct a one-hour session titled "Journalling for Therapy"
The Louise Bennett-Coverley Writers Clinic is coordinated by Dub Poet, Malachi Smith.
Applicants need to register via the Louise Bennett Heritage website.
This free community event is presented by the Louise Bennett-Coverley Heritage Council. Funding for the event is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council. Sponsors include Friends of the West Regional Library. For more information about the event and the work of the Heritage Council log on to: www.louisebennettheritage.com.
Lunch will be provided. Due to the library’s COVID-19 protocol, only 30 applicants will be accepted. Applicants must be 18 years old and over and depending on CDC protocols masks may be required.
Event is free. Pre registration at http://broward.libnet.info/event/5703429 or https://www.louisebennettheritage.com
2022/09/10 - 2022/09/10
Additional time info:
There are no pre or post event reception, or post talks associated with this event.