Tremendous start to Poets and Passion 2012

Organizers of the 2012 Poets&Passion literary series, say they are encouraged by the response to the three readings held during the program’s first week.

“Tales from Bed-Stuy to Bridgetown, to Burundi,” the works of six writers from five different countries were described as “thrilling.”

“Modest… but moving,” was the way Poets&Passion director E.Wayne McDonald described the series openers. “What was exhilarating was hosting over 150 ‘readers.”’

Monthly readings are scheduled all the way through mid-June and the hosting of the Word Lit Fest, McDonald said.


Fri., March 23 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Francis College, 182 Remsen St. in Brooklyn, Annette Vendryes Leach of Panama will render Song of the Shaman, Glenville Lovell of Barbados, will read from Going Home in Chains, Opal Palmer Adisa of Jamaica will render Painting Away Regrets.

Sat., March 24 at 3:00 p.m. at York College, 94- 20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd. in Jamaica, N.Y., Earl Lovelace of Trinidad and Tobago will render Is Just A Movie.

Wed., March 28 at 7:00 p.m. at Skylight Gallery, Restoration Plaza, 1368 Fulton St, Brooklyn, Leslie Ann Murray (US/Trinidad and Tobago) and Ibi Aanu Zoboi (Haiti), Haiti Noir.

Thur., April 19 at 1:30 p.m. at St. John’s University 8000 Utopia Parkway, Queens, N.Y., Diana McCaulay (Jamaica) Dog-heart and Yolaine St. Fort (Haiti) will read from For the Crowns of Your Heads.

Sun., April 15, 4:00 p.m. at Church of the Good Shepherd, Diana McCaulay (Jamaica) will read from Dog-heart.

Fri., April 20, 7:30 p.m. at St. Francis College, 182 Remsen St., Brooklyn, N.Y., Derrick Arjune (Guyana), will read from, The Mailbox Syndrome and Diana McCaulay (Jamaica), Dog-heart.

Fri., May 1, 7:30 p.m.

St. Francis College, 182 Remsen Street, Brooklyn:

Sasha Kamini (Trinidad and Tobago), Nicole Sealey (Virgin Islands), Caribbean American Heritage Month, June 2012.

Sat., June 2 – Stamford, CT

In association with the Caribbean Tourism Organization – Caribbean Week activities.

Fri., June 8, 7:30 p.m. – Brooklyn, N.Y.

A session with first-time published Caribbean/Caribbean American writers.

Sun., June 17, 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Brooklyn, N.Y.

Celebration of the Word Lit Fest.

Call 718-782-8345 for more information.

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