PEMBROKE PINES – Lovers of Jamaica and Jamaican literature, are in for a rare treat as Jamaican poet, columnist and top communications practitioner, Jean Lowrie-Chin shares her work at the South Regional-Broward College Library on Monday, November 2nd, at 6pm. She will read from Souldance, a collection of poetry and prose that spans 30 years of her writing.
Jean Lowrie-Chin is well known in Jamaica as a sensitive and insightful columnist for the Jamaican Observer, and as the founder and managing director of PROComm, a leading Jamaican public relations firm. She is actively involved in the Women’s Media Watch, Press Association, Stella Maris Foundation and Food for The Poor. The wide scope of her civic and charitable involvements informs her work with warmth, compassion and a profound grasp of the issues of her time.
Adding to her stellar accomplishments, Jean Lowrie-Chin has developed an original poetic voice and shares this with her readers in Souldance. In the writer’s own words “I am a breathless messenger in love with her God, her family, and her Jamaica.”
Reviewer Tyrone Reid called the book, “Touching, sensitive and captivating, Souldance is brimming with universal themes of love, family community and struggle.”
Beverley East of The Sunday Herald wrote that, “Souldance is a collection of poems and writings that should be on everyone’s bookshelf. Next time you are in a bookstore pick up more than one copy, enjoy it, share it with others and return to it again and again like your favorite muse that you would keep in your hearts – slip away to comfort your soul.”
Souldance was published in Jamaica by Ian Randle Publishers and copies will be available at the Broward Library event which is free and open to the public. A portion of book sales will be donated to Food for The Poor. The South Regional-Broward College Library is located at 7300 Pines Blvd. Pembroke Pines.