The National Cultural Foundation’s final Writers’ Clinic for the 2021/2022 season will be held this Saturday, July 9.
The highly interactive literary session themed: Poetry for Beginners, on the Zoom Link, will start at 11:00 a.m. and end at 1:00 p.m.
Poetry for Beginners is the 11th instalment of the series, which was launched in September 2021. The monthly clinics have benefitted literature lovers of all ages.
Saturday’s virtual session will be led by award-winning author Linda M. Deane. The literary powerhouse is well-respected and recognised by all generations, as her portfolio caters to a variety of ages.
The session will include captivating exercises that allow participants to showcase their talents and gather insightful feedback, assisting them with shaping their craft.
The Writers’ Clinic also provides a platform and opportunities for networking among individuals who have a passion and interest in the literary arts.
Literary Officer and coordinator of the clinic, Karra Price, explained: “The clinics are more than a tutorial, but rather a community. Persons of all ages and levels are encouraged to return monthly to help build the new society of Barbadian writers. By joining the community, you have access to reminders and updates surrounding the Writer’s Clinic.”
The coordinator said she is elated with the way this season has gone thus far, following its return from a brief hiatus. She hinted that the clinic would return “bigger and better” for the 2022-2023 season.
“Despite the challenges brought on by the pandemic, the NCF successfully continued its outreach through the Writers Clinic series. This season was met with an overwhelming response from the community, and we are looking forward to a new and exciting line-up, which begins in September 2022.”