Jamaican Storyteller, Amina Blackwood-Meeks for “6th Annual Louise Bennett-Coverly Reading Festival”

PEMBROKE PINES – The L. B-C Reading Festival is proud to present the eminent Jamaican folklorist, story-teller and cultural icon, Amina Blackwood-Meeks at the 6th Annual celebration of the Hon. Louise Bennett-Coverley’s life and contribution to our society.

This is an opportunity to see hear and inter-act with, one who has been touted as one of Miss Lou’s “heir-apparents”, and should not be missed.- (BRING ALL DE PICKNEY DEM!) The event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 2nd, 2013 (2:00-5:00p.m.) at the South Regional Broward College Library, 7300 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines, FL.

This year’s topic is -“Jamaica Talk” -(Speaking Jamaican-Talking Farrin).

Amina Blackwood-Meeks

The keynote speaker, prominent Jamaican storyteller, Amina Blackwood- Meeks is an alumna of the University of the West Indies, who has done post-graduate research in Cultural Studies “reaping stories from her every experience.”

Widely acknowledged as the leading female storyteller in the Caribbean, Ms. Blackwood- Meeks has been instrumental in the renaissance of the art-form of traditional Caribbean storytelling in the region. She strives to entertain her audience while relating direct messages about politics and culture of the Caribbean and worldwide.

She is also a St. Andrew ‘s High School Alumna, and her educational background includes government, theatre and education, from which she draws much of the material in her varied performances.

Jamaican Storyteller, Amina Blackwood-Meeks

She has been referred to as “One of the most dynamic and charismatic proponents of story-telling; a special and rare talent”; and is the founder of “Ntukuma” – The Storytelling Foundation of Jamaica, founder/artistic director of Likkle Story Fest- a storytelling festival for children; is a workshop facilitator and motivational speaker.

The event moderator will be Dr. Susan Davis (Dr. Sue) and will include entertainment by the Jamaican Folk Revue Singers and the Tallawah Mento Band.

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