Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott – The Search for Self in Caribbean Literature: Past, Present, and Future
Friday, March 28, 2014
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Medgar Evers College, CUNY
1650 Bedford Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11225
A Special Literary Event featuring Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott
For this special literary event, poet and playwright Derek Walcott will be joined by the Trinidad-born poet Mervyn Taylor and St. Lucian poet and producer Adrian Augier to participate in a program titled “The Search for Self in Caribbean Literature: Past, Present, and Future.” The conversation will focus on Walcott’s writing life and explore the themes of identity, memory, belonging and spirituality in his work and in Caribbean literature.
Walcott is the poet and playwright of more than 20 books, including the recently published “The Poetry of Derek Walcott,” by Farrar, Straus and Giroux; “Omeros,” a collection of poems (1998); and the play “Dream on Monkey Mountain and Other Plays” (1971). Walcott, who was born in St. Lucia, won the 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature. He is also the recipient of many awards, including the MacArthur Foundation award, the Queen’s Medal for Poetry in 1988, the T.S. Eliot Prize in 2011, and Montale Prize in 2012; and he is an honorary member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Walcott has praised the poetry of Taylor and stated, “The sense of search, of the avoidance of flash … keeps him separate and unique.” [Photo Credit: Danielle Devaux)
A project of the National Black Writers Conference and sponsored by the Center for Black Literature, the Caribbean Research Center and the Caribbean Cultural Theatre Inc.
Sponsored New York Council for the Humanities
This ticket is for this event ONLY. This ticket does not allow the purchaser to use entry to any other 12th National Black Writers Conference (NBWC) related event with this admission.