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Prof Edward Baugh for writing workshop

Published:Saturday | May 24, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Professor Edward Baugh. - File

The Department of Literatures in English at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, will host a speech-writing workshop on the first three Saturdays in June (7, 14 and 21) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the New Education Lecture Theatre (NELT), Faculty of Humanities and Education.

The department said the workshop would be useful to professional speech writers, such as public-relations practitioners and executive assistants, as well as non-professionals who want to improve their speech-writing skills. The workshop will be led by Professor Emeritus Edward Baugh, former public orator of the UWI, Mona.

Now retired from the UWI, Baugh has garnered an international reputation as an authority on Anglophone Caribbean poetry in general, and on the work of Derek Walcott in particular.

As public orator, he delighted and entertained audiences at the university's annual graduation ceremonies with his presentation of citations for honorary graduates.

At the workshop, Baugh is expected to share with participants the knowledge, skills and techniques in the art of speech-writing, which he has accumulated over his many years as a public speaker and speech writer.

Members of the public are invited to email litsworkshop@gmail.com or call the Department at 927-2217 for further details. Space is limited.