A Winter Tale will screen twice at the Antigua and Barbuda Literary Festival this weekend – on Friday 7th at 4pm, and on Sunday 9th November at 11am. Venue is the Jolly Beach Resort.
Actor Peter Williams and I will both be there to “Talk It Out” after the show…
The Festival has established itself, in 3 short years, as a top Caribbean literary and cultural event, and many international artists will be present, including award-winning American author Elisabeth Nunez, Indo-Trinidadian novelist and poet Ramabai Espinet, and hip hop artist Motion (to name but a few).
On October 16th we had a wonderful screening and workshop in Barbados at the Errol Barrow Center for Creative Imagination.
The event was the first International Diaspora Arts Festival, hosted by Professor Gladstone Yearwood, Director of the Center.
The two other films featured were Namibia: The Struggle for Liberation by the great African-American filmmaker Charles Burnett, and Ezra a stunning film on child slavery by Nigerian Newton Aduaka, which won the top award for best film at Fespaco 2007. I had the privelege of meeting both these wonderful artists in Barbados.
And here is a review of my film by prolific blogger Ian Bourne of Bajan Reporter. Visit our website http://awintertale.ca to catch up with all the recent reviews from our Trinidad, Jamaica and Antigua releases.
LORD HAVE MERCY, the classic sitcom starring Sprangalang and Rachel Price, as well as Jamaican icon Leonie Forbes, poet/performer Dbi.young.anitafrika and the comic Russell Peters has been picked up by CIN in New York and will begin airing starting November 16, 2008 to February 8, 2009 on Channel 25, Sundays @ 3:00pm.
More soon, love