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Campus Literature Week

For Release Upon Receipt - February 23, 2007

St. Augustine

It is Campus Literature Week again! Novelist and short story writer Professor John Stewart will feature in this year’s Gala Evening Reading at the Campus Literature Week closing ceremony, on March 2 at 7 p.m. at the Centre for Language Learning (CLL).

Trinidad-born Professor Stewart, a retired professor of African-American and African Studies at the University of California, is this year’s Writer-in-Residence. In addition to giving the public reading, he will lead workshops in the Master of Fine Arts (Fiction) programme and visit other classes. Professor Stewart, whose short stories have also appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, is the author of The Last Cool Days (1971), Curving Road (short stories, 1975), For the Ancestors: Autobiographical Memories of Bessie Jones (1989), Drinkers, Drummers, & Decent Folks (narrative ethnography, 1989), and Looking for Josephine (short stories, 1998).  He is currently working on a novel.

Noon-time Readings will take place in the Audio Visual Room of the UWI Main Library (3rd Floor) as follows:

  • Monday 26th February, 12-1 p.m. – Cedriann Martin, Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw, Elinor Sisulu, Rhoda Bharath
  • Tuesday 27th February, 12-1 p.m. – Geneiva Thomas, Kevin Baldeosingh, Joanne Richards, Kester Branford, Amanda Cole
  • Wednesday 28th February, 12-1 p.m. - Earl Lovelace (Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, 1997, Salt)
  • Thursday 1st March, 12-1 p.m. - Lawrence Scott (Commonwealth Prize Winner, 1999, Aelred’s Sin)


  • Adel Bain, Rhoda Bharath, Prof. Funso Aiyejina

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