Posts tagged poetry and prose

Learning from Derek Walcott: Bim Literary Festival, day one

How often do you get to meet a Nobel Prize winner? That was my main rationale for going along to a Master Class with Derek Walcott yesterday – that and the prospect of seeing Earl Lovelace and Austin Clarke afterwards. The occasion was the inaugural┬áBim Literary Festival, a celebration of writers both from here in Barbados and elsewhere in the Caribbean. The event with Derek Walcott wasn’t quite what I’d expected. It turned out to be a workshop for poets, who had registered in advance and submitted manuscripts to be… Read More