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WORD THURSDAYS FEATURING RICHARD GEORGES AND MAC DONALD DIXON FEBRUARY 23, 2023
February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Word Thursdays Online featuring Richard Georges, Poet Laureate of the British Virgin Islands, and Mac Donald Dixon, recipient of the St. Lucia National Medal of Merit will broadcast live on Thursday, February 23 at 7 PM EST in celebration of Black History Month.
To attend the event, Bright Hill’s 31st season opener on February 23, please click this link just before 7 PM EST:
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Suggested donation is $3, and free to students.
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Richard Georges is a writer of essays, fiction, and three collections of poetry. His most recent book, Epiphaneia (2019), won the 2020 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, and his first book, Make Us All Islands (2017), was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. His second book, Giant (2018), was highly commended by the Forward Prizes and longlisted for the OCM Bocas Prize.
Richard is a recipient of a Fellowship from the Stellenbosch Institute of Advanced Study and has been listed or nominated for several other prizes, including the Hollick Arvon Caribbean Writers Prize, the Wasafiri New Writing Prize, and a Pushcart Prize. He is a Founding Editor of Moko, an online publication focused on Caribbean art and literature. In 2020, Richard was appointed the first Virgin Islands Poet Laureate. He works in higher education and lives on Tortola with his wife and children.
Mac Donald Dixon is a Caribbean writer who has been involved in the theatre since the sixties and was a member of the Saint Lucia Arts Guild where he honed his craft under the tutelage of Roderick Walcott. A banker and trade consultant by profession, he is not well known as a writer outside of his native Saint Lucia. His work has appeared in several literary magazines, including Link, Caribbean Quarterly, Bim, Caribbean Writer, Calalloo, Wasafari and Agenda. In addition to poetry, Dixon has written several plays, published four novels and a collection of short stories. His latest novel “A Scream in the Shadows” is extremely popular among young adults.