Trinidadian writer Sharon Millar, winner of The Commonwealth Short Story Prize, and Hannah Lowe, shortlisted for the Forward Best First Collection, present short stories and poems on travellers, shapeshifters, and portrayals of Caribbeans and their descendants in England.
An enthralling evening of poetry, stories and performance by two acclaimed Caribbean writers. Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze and Sharon Millar present poems and short stories and poems set in Jamaica and Trinidad.
Reading featuring Jonathan Lee (High Dive), Karan Mahajan (The Association of Small Bombs) and Sharon Millar (The Whale House). Moderated by Anna North, (The Life and Death of Sophie Stark).
"The five writers will read from and discuss their work on the evening of Wednesday 14 September at the Old Stone House, a cultural venue in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Titled “Write This in Fire: Five Burning Voices from the Caribbean”, the event will showcase the power and diversity of two generations of Caribbean women writers — and also pay tribute to the late Jamaican author Michelle Cliff, who died in June 2016." —Bocas Lit Festival
Landscape and place are powerful tools in the writer’s toolbox. Understanding the mechanisms of managing place can be crucial in the unfurling of powerful characters, plot advancement, and theme development. This workshop will also explore the roles of atmosphere and nature and their impact on the narrative.
I'm very lucky to be visiting Sierra Nevada College, Lake Tahoe as guest faculty. I'll be teaching fiction in their low residency Creative Writing MFA. And it's snowing through real pine trees as I type this sentence. Joy!
There will be a reading and a book signing on Wednesday 6th January where I will read with other faculty members Bich Minh Nguyen and Christian Kiefer. If you know anyone in Lake Tahoe, we'll be at Prim Library from 7 to 9pm - Sierra Nevada College.
All Miami and South Florida peeps, I will be having a small launch of my short story collection The Whale House and other stories at Books & Books in Coral Gables. I'll be there with Geoffrey Philp and Keith Peter Jardim. Should be a fun evening. Would love to see all you South Florida Trinis.