The announcement of a new Poet Laureate of Port of Spain will be the highlight of the 2nd Annual National Poetry Festival being held in Trinidad and Tobago, March 15th-21st.
The Festival jointly hosted by Idakeda and the Circle of Poets of Trinidad and Tobago, has been made possible as a result of the support of the National Aids Coordinating Committee and the National Museum and Art Gallery of Trinidad and Tobago.
The theme of the Festival this year is " Defying the Disease through the Power of the Word; Resisting Stigma and Discrimination". This theme was chosen in recognition of the need to find new and innovative ways to address many of the social problems associated with HIV and AIDS. The Festival activities are therefore targeted to different audiences and are intended to identify solutions to the issues raised in the theme.
Eintou Pearl Springer who currently holds the title of Poet Laureate of Port of Spain, will headline the performances throughout the Festival, while she will also share her indepth knowledge of Poetry and Theatre in Education techniques with teachers and her storytelling skills with primary school students.
The Festival programme boasts an exciting array of performances by seasoned and well respected local artistes, workshops, 'Roadside Readings' in Woodford Square and Tobago, 'Open Mike' sessions and Poetry and Jazz.
As always keep checking the website for programme updates and releases.
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