The Poet Laureate of Jamaica, Professor Mervyn Morris, OM, will be hosting a series of poetry readings across the island during the Month of November. On Sunday November 16, 2014, at 4:30pm a poetry reading will be held at the Errol Flynn Marina in Port Antonio, Portland and will feature the well known Jamaican author and poet, Tanya Shirley, and Port Antonio’s own internationally acclaimed Edward Baugh.
The Drawing Room Project will be hosting a three day Writers Retreat (Genre: poetry), at “Country Thyme” for new to early and mid-career writers. Our Mentor will be Christine Craig, author of All Things Bright &Quadrille For Tigers, Peepal Tree Press, 2011. She is praised for her flair for language, evocative descriptions of the Jamaican landscape, and dramatic imagery of the poignancy and pain of life for many Jamaican women.