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UWI Literary Fair takes place from October 8 to 12

UWI Literary Fair takes place from October 8 to 12


The Annual Literary Fair organized by the University of the West Indies Open Campus, St Vincent and the Grenadines and the Vincentian Association of Artists Writers and Producers will this year run from October 8 to 12.  

The event will be held at the National Public Library, Kingstown and will display an array of literary and art works written and produced by Vincentians and Caribbean Nationals.

This year, as the University celebrates its 70th anniversary, special displays would be included depicting aspects of the service of the University to the region and the world. As customary, the embassies would be invited to display works from their respective countries which would no doubt give the event a regional and global flair.  

The week will commence with an opening ceremony on October 8 and will climax with the growing and anticipated Poetry Awards Ceremony and an Evening of the Performing Arts.  

A new feature of the Literary Fair going forward would be the H. Nigel Thomas Fiction Prize and the Shake Keane Poetry Prize.

Head of the Open Campus, Deborah Dalrymple, will launch these prizes at the upcoming Fair and therefore, the first year of these awards would be in 2019.  These awards we anticipate would enhance the profile of the Literary Fair itself by giving it regional and international appeal, and at the same time, we expect it would attract more persons to write poetry, short stories and other forms of literature.

Members of the public who wish to participate in the Literary Fair may contact the Open Campus at 456 1183 or 485 6606.