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Jamaica Poetry Festival set for Sunday

Published:Thursday | August 6, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Boris Gardner
Yasus Afari
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SenYacum - Edutainment Promotion, in association with the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), is set to present the fifth annual Jamaica Poetry Festival: The Poetree Feast, on Sunday, August 9, at the Louise Bennett Garden Theatre, 36 Hope Road.

The day commences with Creative Writing Workshops at 10 a.m., and this finishes at 2 p.m., to make way for the 7 p.m. show time.

Jamaica Poetry Festival 2015 will feature special guest, Boris Gardiner, alongside Yasus Afari, Gervanna Stephens, Richie Innocent, Ras Haughton, Kai Falconer, Tomlin Ellis, Charmaine Gooden-Monteith, Dexta Malawi, Ras Ja Ja, Skripcha and Viv Morris Brown.

The 2015 Jamaica Poetry Festival will pay tribute to the Poetry Society of Jamaica, Calabash Literary Festival, Poetry in Motion, Poets in Unity and Seh Su'Pem Poetry. These entities are long-standing, formidable institutions within the Jamaica and the International Poetry community.

Tickets are available at Bookophilia, 92 Hope Road, New Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant, Liguanea, JCDC, Phoenix Avenue, Fontana Pharmacy, Barbican and Veggie Meals on Wheels, Cross Roads. Adult tickets - presale price $1,000 and $1,500 at the gate; children - presold $500 and $800 at the gate.

Sponsors for the event include Irie Life, Anguilla, SanKofa Wellness Center and Spa, Mandeville, Mona Graphic Printers Company Limited, JCDC and SenYacum Limited.

Jamaica Poetry Festival is a premier cultural event which is growing in stature and momentum and celebrates the Feast of Poetree. This is an event not to be missed as it promises 'Scrumptious and Edutaining Poetree', with a difference.