Creative writing in the Attic
October 22, 2004
Creative writing in the Attic

The Attic comes alive on Friday, October 22, with creative writing.

A group calling itself CWC presents a celebration of sound featuring the creative writing of Philip Nanton, Margaret Soleyn, Tari Cadougan, William Abbott, Anthony Theobalds, Nathaniel Gleicher, Paula David, Vynette Frederick and the music of Sean Sutherland. {{more}}

The group also promises an open mike session when members of the audience will be invited to present their own poems or prose.

CWC, a group of creative writers, says, “The abbreviation does not mean what you think it does and its meaning is a closely guarded inside joke on the writers themselves.” It is an offshoot of a much larger group that benefited from the “Artist in Residence” programme sponsored by the University of the West Indies School of Continuing Studies. That programme was facilitated by Philip Nanton, whose works will also be read at this free event.

CWC says its goal is to advance the development of the literary arts in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and has already “secured a promise from Trevor Rhone, the writer of the much celebrated play ‘Old Story Time’ and screen writer of the early Jamaican film ‘Smile Orange’ to facilitate a workshop on playwriting and theatre arts”.

Meanwhile, the UWI has been facilitating the group by providing a venue for meetings held at the conference room from 10 a.m. to approximately 12 p.m. every other Saturday.

CWC says its next meeting will be held on October 23 as a special workshop facilitated by Philip Nanton who was the Writer in Residence at UWI earlier this year. Participation at this and all other meetings is open to the public free of charge. The group says there is no formality for joining: “All you have to do is come; whether or not yu wash yu foot!”