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Light Falling on Bamboo launch at UWI

For Release Upon Receipt - November 21, 2012

St. Augustine

Celebrated Caribbean author, Lawrence Scott, visits the UWI St Augustine Campus for the launch of his new book, Light Falling on Bamboo. This event is hosted by the Faculty of Humanities and Education (FHE), and will take place on Wednesday 28th November, from 6-8pm, at the Centre for Language Learning (CLL), The University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine Campus.

This book launch is organised by students of the Faculty’s MFA Creative Writing programme. It aims to give would-be readers a peek into the world of the novel, beginning with a conversation among the author, Professor Bridget Brereton and Dr. Geraldine Skeete. Professor Brereton is a Professor Emerita in History, while Dr. Skeete is a Lecturer in Literatures in English, both at the Faculty Humanities and Education, and they will each be bringing the vantage points of their disciplines to the discussion.

Lawrence Scott will follow with a reading from his novel. He will also field questions after his reading.

The event is free and all are invited.

For more information, contact Serah Acham at 662-2002 ext 83806, or via e-mail at


About UWI

Over the last six decades, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged University with over 40,000 students. Today, UWI is the largest and most longstanding higher education provider in the English-speaking Caribbean, with main campuses in Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, and Centres in Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Christopher (St Kitts) & Nevis, St Lucia, and St Vincent & the Grenadines. UWI recently launched its Open Campus, a virtual campus with over 50 physical site locations across the region, serving over 20 countries in the English-speaking Caribbean. UWI is an international university with faculty and students from over 40 countries and collaborative links with over 60 universities around the world. Through its eight Faculties, UWI offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Pure & Applied Sciences, Science & Technology, Food & Agriculture, and Social Sciences. 

(Please note that the proper name of the university is The University of the West Indies, inclusive of the “The”, hence The UWI.)