Jamaica’s Poet Laureate to Lead Second Annual Writers’ Retreat in St. Ann

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Professor Emeritus Mervyn Morris, OM, Jamaica’s current Poet Laureate, will lead the Second Annual Drawing Room Project Writers’ Retreat on June 5 – 7, 2015, at the Liberty Hill Great House and Spa in Lime Hall, St. Ann, Jamaica. The purpose of the workshop is to create meaning from common human experiences. Professor Morris, workshop participants, as well as local and upcoming poets will read from their work on June 7 from 2:30 pm. This will be free and open to the public and local residents will be especially welcome.See description and submission guidelines below:

Mervyn Morris, OM. Is Professor Emeritus of Creative Writing and West Indian Literature at the University of the West Indies and Poet Laureate of Jamaica, a former Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University and a Fulbright Scholar. He was appointed as the first Poet Laureate for Jamaica since Independence in April, 2014. The Poetry Archive…

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