POUI Summer Writing Workshop (Barbados)

Poui: Cave Hill Journal of Creative Writing of the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies, announces its first summer intensive workshop.  This practical, hands-on writing workshop led by Antiguan novelist, Marie-Elena John, is aimed at writers with some prior experience who may be thinking about publication.

It is sponsored by the Cave Hill Campus Visiting Lecturer Series and the Central Bank of Barbados.

VENUE: Cave Hill Campus, Barbados

DATE: Monday, June 22nd – Friday, June 26th 2009

TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

At the heavily subsidized fee of BDS$250.00 or US$125.00

To pre-register,send by attachment, a 5 page sample of your writing via email.  You can request a registration form via email.

Submissions should be sent to to kerry.lucas@cavehill.uwi.edu  (May 4th-31st) and/or  angela.trotman@cavehill.uwi.edu 

 If accepted, the fee must be paid in full by Friday, June 12.  Maximum number of participants is 12


Department of Language, Linguistics & Literature

University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus

Cave Hill, St. Michael, Barbados

(246) 417-4000


Seawoman’s Note: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED – Naturally this will be great preparation for your submissions to POUI, the Cave Hill Literary Annual open to international writers.  Deadline is July 31st.



Sandra Sealy is Principal Consultant & Writer for Seawoman Creative Media - seawomancreativmedia.co Her background in public relations in marketing combined with her strong creative writing skills have ably prepared her as a freelance writer/ editor. Sandra covers a number of niches like copy for brochures and websites, advertorials, restaurant and book reviews, press releases, feature and cover stories, pictorial text and more. Sandra's work has been widely anthologised. Some of her writing credits include: CALABASH: A Caribbean Journal of Arts & Letters (USA) ; Arts Etc (Barbados); Her Circle Ezine.com; Caribbean Writing Today (ezine); POUI: The Cave Hill Literary Annual of the University of the West Indies (Barbados); Wedding Guide Barbados; SHE Caribbean Magazine (St. Lucia); Urban Entertainment (USA); In Paradise Magazine:Barbados (Writer/Editor) and the Nation Newspaper (Barbados). Her dèbut spoken-word CD single- "Beauty Of The Bald Head: The Jazzy Spoken-Word Single" (Butterfly Creative Productions/Kolaiah Studios 2003)-was launched on the luxurious Freewinds Cruise Ship in January 2003. The Aquarian was backed by the celebrated Freewinds Band and Dominican singing sensation Michele Henderson. Top Barbadian musicians who also were featured in her CD shared the stage: saxophonist extradordinaire (Chris Harper (founder of "Cool Jazz'); beloved Bajan diva Tamara Marshall and multi-awarding winning Dwain Gill (on trombone). The CD was favourably reviewed in Ejazznews.com. Listen to Seawoman's acclaimed 2-track music set by clicking on the link below. You can read samples of Sandra's work at Contently.com

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