As part of Creole heritage month, the Saint Lucia Writers’ Forum launches an anthology of kweyol poems, Sé Talan Nou; a collection of ten poems by six present members of the forum.
It explores issues of love, faith and spirituality, culture and tradition, superstition, folklore, nature, beauty and language. The diversity is quite a treat to be had.
The collection follows on from a workshop series in the month of September on the writing and reading of kweyol conducted by Mr Hillary Laforce of the Folk Research Centre.
The intense and comprehensive training allowed the participants to develop a facility in the usage of kweyol and correct certain misconceptions about the language and develop a greater appreciation for the oral culture which can now be written.
The Forum launches the anthology on Tuesday October 20 at 7pm at the Castries Central Library. The collection will be available for purchase at $10 and the poems will be performed at the event.
Other talents will be on display that night and the general public is invited to come own a copy and celebrate this achievement with the members of the Forum.