Friday, February 25, 2011

Literary Night in Toronto

TORONTO, Canada - The story ended. The wire was bent. And we certainly did ‘write we nen nen’.
‘Crick Crack’ ~ A celebration of Grenadian writers and poets held at the office of the Consulate General of Grenada - Toronto was an overwhelming success.
A collaborative event of the Consulate General’s office and Spice Youth Toronto, the event formed a part of the celebration of Grenada’s 37th anniversary of independence.
The theme for this year’s independence conceptualized by Jelen Thomas a 10 year old student from St. Andrew’s Grenada ‘Celebrating 37 years through challenging times with optimism and resilience’ was certainly exemplified at this event.
Consul General, Mrs. Jenny Gumbs opened the event and Mr. Caldwell Taylor, a learned historian was the Master of Ceremony. The event was graced by the presence of Minister of Youth Empowerment and Sports – Mr. Patrick Simmons and Mr. Jim Karygiannis, PC MP Scarborough Agincourt.
‘Crick Crack’ featured presentations by Hudson George, Rowley Jeffrey, spoken word artist Al St. Louis and Dr. Andrea Davis of York University. A dash of spice was added to the event by an entertaining and vibrant reading of an expert from Merle Collins ‘Angel’ by a group of talented young people: Marie Benjamin, Trisha Mitchell and Neil Williams.
Donated by Mr. Dudley Hood, and on display throughout the evening, were several artifacts and antique text books used in the early 1900’s.
Also on exhibition were books by several of our Grenadian writers and poets including Jennifer Hosten, Anthony DeRiggs, Beverley Steele, Richardo Keens-Douglas, Lincoln Depradine and Sr. Gabrielle Mason to name a few.
The versatility and intelligence of the Grenadian people, who have and continue to overcome challenges with an indestructible resilience and unshakable optimism, were certainly on full display.

Consulate General of Grenada
Toronto, Canada 

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