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UWI to host publishing workshop

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.