Author Eintou Pearl Springer will share her thoughts and words at
Tapia House this Wednesday August 29 at 7 p.m as part of the
Conversations in the Convoire series.
The writer and cultural activist will read from her poetry and answer questions on her work that spans forty years.
Springer was named Poet Laureate of Port of Spain in 2002, and in 2005
was given Vanguard Award by the National Drama Association of Trinidad and Tobago (NDATT).
The evening is being hosted by Blue Edition Bookstore run by noted
playwright and theatre educator Rawle Gibbons.
"The emphasis is on the conversation aspect of the evening. To make the audience comfortable enough to ask the writers about their process and what inspires their work," Gibbons said.
This is the fifth installment in the series of monthly readings by
local authors. Past conversations have featured Nigerian born writer
and lecturer professor Funso Aiyejina, children's author Lynette
Commissiong and writer and activist Merle Hodge.
In addition to selling books by local authors, Blue Edition hopes to bring attention to local authors in a way that not only encourages
reading but also inspires creativity.
The monthly conversations take place at the historic Tapia House in Tunapuna, well known hallowed ground for its intellectual tradition.
The current season of conversations runs until November and starts
again in January.