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Transparency International’s Youth Writing Competition – How to Stop Corruption

Deadline: 
Mon, 2013-07-01

Celebrating of Transparency International’s 20th anniversary is this youth writing competition, youth photo competition as well as live events around the world – all to raise awareness about the corrosive problem of corruption and how it can be tackled.

Corruption ruins people’s livelihoods – and even kills. However, this problem can be stopped. So we want to hear how you think corruption can be tackled with the following theme: What can young people do to stop corruption?

Poetry Society of Jamaica's Fellowship - Edna Manley College

Date: 
Jul 30

Venue: AMPHITHEATRE, EDNA MANLEY COLLEGE OF THE VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS, 1 Arthur Wint Drive, Kingston 5. Tel. (1876) 929-2350 (main office)

Time: 7:30PM

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This month’s Poetry Fellowship features poets:

 Abbebe Payne, Racquel Jones and Samuel J. Gordon. Three literary rebels, this month's guests are exemplary writers, each straying from the norm, and having distinct approaches to crafting and manipulating language to achieve their powerful and captivating signatures. 

Poetry Workshop - Autopiloting with Ann-Margaret Lim, from 10am-3pm

Date: 
Aug 24

Let’s write without thinking. Let’s write long lines, if they’re often short and short ones if they’re often long.  Let’s write love poems, Mek we free up de ting an’ autopilot!

Submission Guidelines

Submit a writing sample of 3 poems by August 5, 2013, to drawingroomproject@gmail.com.

Each poem should be no more than 1 page

Registration $3,500.00 JMD*

Classics' Night - Rare Shakespeare Book Auction & BBC's Sherlock Screening

Date: 
Jul 27

Venue: BOOKOPHILIA, 92 Hope Road, Kingston 6 Tel.  (1876) 978-5248 

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Bookophilia presents a classics night that is guaranteed to be a good time. First there will be a rare book auction of "The First Folio of Shakespeare" (The Norton Fascimile) from 4PM - 5PM followed by a screening of BBC One's Sherlock from 5PM - 8PM.

There is no cover charge for the event.

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Information courtesy of Bookophilia

Lagan; An Exhibition of Recent Work by Wilmer Wilson - NLS

Date: 
Aug 3 - Aug 14

Venue: 190 Mountain View Avenue, Kingston. Tel. (1876) 927 7931, 927 8647 and 406 9771

Time: 6PM - 9PM

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Poetry Night - Red Bones Blues Cafe

Date: 
Jun 26

Venue:  REDBONES BLUES CAFE, 1 Argyle Road, Kingston 10. Tel. (1876) 978-8262

Time: 8PM

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Red Bones Poetry night features many speakers including Dr. Afua Cooper as well as Simone 'Chucka' Simpson.

Please see the attachment for further details.

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Information courtesy of Red Bones Blues Cafe 

Carlton Reid Exhibition - Cafe What's On

Date: 
Jun 22 - Jul 23

Venue: CAFE WHAT'S ON, 133 Barbican Road, Kingston Tel. (1876) 969 - 5862

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Poetry Society of Jamaica's Fellowship - Edna Manley College

Date: 
Jun 25

Venue: AMPHITHEATRE, EDNA MANLEY COLLEGE OF THE VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS, 1 Arthur Wint Drive, Kingston 5. Tel. (1876) 929-2350 (main office) 

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This month Poetry fellowship features the launch of Cherry Natural's album 'Intellectual Bad Gal.'Cherry Natural is Jamaica’s leading female performance Poet as well as a Women’s Rights Activist, Motivational Speaker and Martial Arts Instructor specializing in self defense for women and children. 

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Seh Sup'm Poetry & Live Music: Red Bones Blues Cafe

Date: 
Jun 22

Venue: REDBONES BLUES CAFE, 1 Argyle Road, Kingston 10. Tel. (1876) 978-8262

Time: 8PM

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Please see the flyer for further information.

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Information courtesy of Red Bones Blues Cafe

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