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LCCS presents The 20th Annual Campus Literature Week

Posted Friday, March 16, 2018

The Faculty of Humanities and Education’s (FHE) Department of Literary, Cultural and Communication Studies (LCCS) presents their 20th annual Campus Literature Week (CLW) under the theme, Conjurers, Liberators, Wordsmiths. This year’s Writer-in-Residence is Oonya Kempadoo.  

Oonya Kempadoo will also be the Feature Reader for the closing night’s Gala Reading and Closing Ceremony. 

Campus Literature Week takes place from March 19 to 23 with daily Noontime Readings with students, staff, alumni, featured Bocas writers and two junior writers from Dominica who were specially invited as part of Hurricane Maria outreach efforts.

Noontime Readings take place from noon to 1pm at JFK Quadrangle with writers reading as follows:

  • March 19 | Lisa Allen-Agostini, Keith Jardim, Otancia Noel, David King, Dr. Muli Amaye
  • March 20 | Sharon Millar, Celeste Mohammed, Celia Sorhainado, Gilberte O’Sullivan, Randy Ablack
  • March 21 | Rhoda Bharath, Lisa LaTouche, Rakhee Kissoon, June Aming, Sammarko Lightbourne
  • March 22| Barbara Lalla, Kavita Rajpath, Garvin Parsons, Chennel Cupid, Alake Pilgrim
  • March 23 | Angelique Nixon, Anna Levi, Bindu Maharaj, Vanessa Salazar, Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw

The Gala Reading and Closing Ceremony takes place March 23 from 5 to 7pm at the Learning Resource Centre (LRC) Auditorium B; followed by a reception on the LRC Greens (light refreshments will be served).There will be a performance by a Spoken Word Artist. 

For more information, please contact: Adeltrude Bain (Miss)| Department of Literary, Cultural & Communication Studies (LCCS) Faculty of Humanities and Education | Tel:  662-2002 Ext. 83028| Email:

To view a printable flyer of Noontime Readings, please click here.

To view a printable flyer of CLW, please click here

To view an interview with Oonya Kempadoo in UWI TODAY, please visit:

About Oonya Kempadoo

Oonya Kempadoo, is a citizen of Guyana, Grenada and England and works in the Caribbean region as a social development researcher and writer. Study in fine art and a 10 year 'apprenticeship' with international artistic director and carnival designer, Peter Minshall (collaborator with Jean-Michel Jarre), Kempadoo trained in prototype and graphic design and illustration, from Trinidad to Olympic opening ceremonies for Barcelona and Atlanta.  She tried writing as a project in 1997 and her first novel, Buxton Spice (1998), was bid for by top UK publishers, long-listed for the Orange Prize and translated into six languages. Her second novel Tide Running won a Casa De Las Americas 2002 prize, was also well received on both sides of the Atlantic and Kempadoo was named a “Great Talent for the 21st Century” by the Orange Prize judges. Her latest novel, All Decent Animals, (FSG, New York, 2013), was listed #6 on Oprah Winfrey’s summer reads. Kempadoo was awarded a US Fulbright Scholarship for the development of her current work in progress Naniki - a speculative fiction, multi-media, eco-social project, in 2013.  In 2015 she was awarded professional membership of PEN America, in recognition for her contribution to literature. Co-founder and Director of Grenada Community Library, started in response to the absence of a National Public Library in 2013, Kempadoo can be considered a creative practitioner and activist.