Local leading poet to host elite workshop

| 12/01/2009

(CNS): The Cayman National Cultural Foundation is offering a poetry workshop in February with Cayman’s leading poet Leonard Dilbert. With limited space local poets must earn their place by submiting four different poems, which will then be reviewed and will form the basis for selecting a limited number of participants for the workshop.

The workshop is aimed at poets with some experience, it costs $100 and the four poems must be submitted by January 23 and must be typed on standard letter-size paper with the author’s name, address, telephone number and email address. Each poem must be on a separate sheet of paper. This is the second poetry workshop that Dilbert has tutored in association with CNCF.

Best known for his book of poems “Grown From This Ground” Dilbert’s poetry has won acclaim from many literary professionals. Wayne Brown, Arts Editor of the Jamaica Observer has said  “… his auditory imagination is trustworthy, sophisticated and often downright gorgeous.” Robin Behn of the University of Alabama described “Grown From This Ground” as an astonishing debut.

Selected applicants for the workshop will be notified on January 30 and must complete registration by February 6 when the $100 fee must be paid. It will be held at the Harquail Studio Theatre from February 9 to 13 at 7 pm.

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