by Sandra Sealy
**Post World Poetry Day – Video Link For Session Available HERE!
#WorldPoetryDay2021 as declared by UNESCO is this Sunday, March 21st. Imagine that Caribbean Writers, the official Facebook presence for this blog – is more than thriving. It’s truly its own entity. I thought, for the members of this amazing online fam I founded in 2007, it was time to step up.
Because of the generosity of the University of the West Indies – Sagicor Cave Hill School Of Business, we were able to open it to ALL #poets and #culture aficionados to attend. So, I am collaborating with Barbados Creative Economy Network and the Cave Hill School of Busness to make this happen. I am also the Moderator for this forum entitled “The Impact of Poetry On Our Society & Economy” on #WorldPoetryDay2021.
I want to thank EVERYONE involved like Lynette Eastmond of The Barbados Creative Economy Network with whom I worked closely. As Lynette shared on her group’s page, 2021 was recognized as the International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development. With this in mind we believed that it would be more meaningful for writers to have access to useful information with a fresh perspective on monetizing their craft rather than only celebrate with poetry performances.
Especially with such a short timeline, our generous partner leading economist Prof. Justin Robinson & his team at the Sagicor Cave Hill School Of Business – University of the West Indies was invaluable.
Then for graciously agreeing to present, legendary singer/ songwriter and calypsonian, Dr. Anthony “The Mighty Gabby” Carter. That will be amazing for sure.
Look at where being a #wordnerd led me. Wow.
© 2021 Sandra Sealy
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