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Leading UK publisher to conduct workshop at UWI

Published:Thursday | October 30, 2014 | 12:00 AM

DR JEREMY Poynting, managing editor of Peepal Tree Press, the leading publishing house of Caribbean literature, will conduct a workshop dubbed 'Preparing for Publishing', hosted by the Department of Literatures in English at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona.

All creative writers who are considering the publication of their work will benefit from this workshop. With more than 25 years of experience in the publishing business and with 30-plus publications of Caribbean and Black British writing each year, Poynting will share his expertise with participants. He will focus on the important issues of arranging a collection for publication, self-editing, and the editing/selection process at Peepal Tree Press. The workshop for creative writers will be held on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. in the N1 lecture theatre of the Faculty of Humanities at the UWI, Mona campus.

The publishing house that Poynting heads publishes "the best in Caribbean and Black British fiction, poetry, literary criticism, memoirs and historical studies." The press has been at the forefront of publishing new writing as well as launching a critically praised Caribbean Modern Classics series that recovers out-of-print Caribbean classics. Writers who have published with Peepal Tree include: Kamau Brathwaite, Sylvia Wynter, Kwame Dawes, Chris Abani, Christian Campbell, Myriam Chancy, Austin Clarke, Merle Collins, David Dabydeen, Curdella Forbes, Wilson Harris, Ishion Hutchinson, Anthony Kellman, George Lamming, Earl Lovelace, Una Marson, Kei Miller, Anthony McNeill, Orlando Patterson, Patricia Powell, and many others.

Poynting is a much sought-after workshop leader who will offer expert guidance to all writers of poetry, fiction (novels and short stories), memoirs and essays who are interested in publishing their work. Interested persons should contact the department at 927-2217 or litsworkshop@gmail.com in order to register.