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International Acts For Jamaica Poetry Festival 2017

Published:Wednesday | August 9, 2017 | 6:38 PM
Jessica Mbangeni

 

The highly anticipated Jamaica Poetry Festival - The Feast of Poetree, unveils it's seventh annual staging on August 13 at the Louise Bennett Garden Theatre, in Kingston.

The festival is being presented by SenYAcum Edutainment in Association with JCDC and features local and international acts from USA and Africa. 

The seventh annual Jamaica Poetry Festival is a family-friendly one day poetry festival with interactive and informative Creative Writing Workshops from 10 a.m., - 2 p.m. The main event which is the Poetree Feast at 7 p.m., and is designed to showcase Poetry With a Difference.

Professor Mervyn Morris Honour with Lifetime Achievement Award.

Each year Jamaica Poetry Festival pays special tribute to accomplished poets and other literary agent. This year we pay tribute to Mr Delroy Gordon, a former executive director of the JCDC who was instrumental in the growth and development of the Jamaica Poetry Festival. 

This year Professor Mervyn Morris will be the recipient of our second annual Jamaica Poetry Festival Lifetime Achievement Award for his pioneering and visionary role in Jamaican poetry.

JPF 2017 features the likes of Mutabaruka, Yasus Afari, Kabu Ma'at Kheru, Jessica Mbangeni (the contemporary Miriam Makeba from South Africa) see press kit attached, Kim Gaubault (from the USA), Dr. Clinton Hutton, Antonia Valaire, Kimberley Wright, and special guest artiste Asante Amen, among others.