JCDC hosts cre­ative writ­ing work­shops


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GT Tay­lor Christ­mas Ex­trav­a­ganza is at Luana, Fea­tur­ing Sanchez, Siz­zla and many more.

Sick­quick Pro­mo­tion presents Win­ter Fresh, Clean Edi­tion at Pinto Lane, Stony Hill. Mu­sic by Coolie Hype, San Hype, K-Nne, and DJ Baba. Give­aways: US $300, $5,000 Dig­i­cel credit,and gro­cery bags. Ruth Howard, the Best Over­all Writer in the 2016 Ja­maica Cre­ative Writ­ing Com­pe­ti­tion, re­ceives her award from Dr. Del­roy Gor­don, ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor of the JCDC.

THE JA­MAICA Cul­tural De­vel­op­ment Com­mis­sion (JCDC), an agency of the Min­istry of Cul­ture, Gen­der, En­ter­tain­ment and Sport, will host five in­ten­sive cre­ative writ­ing work­shops as a pre­cur­sor to the JCDC’s an­nual Ja­maica Cre­ative Writ­ing Com­pe­ti­tion and Ex­hi­bi­tion. The work­shop se­ries, ti­tled ‘The Art of Edit­ing’, will run from Tues­day, Novem­ber 29, to Satur­day, De­cem­ber 3, and will cover the ar­eas of es­say, novel, play, po­etry and short story.

The first of the se­ries, the es­say and writ­ing work­shop, will be held on Tues­day, Novem­ber 29, at the Ranny Wil­liams En­ter­tain­ment Cen­tre, 36 Hope Road, Kingston 10. The po­etry writ­ing-play Writ­ing work­shops will be held on wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 30, and Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 1, re­spec­tively at the JCDC’s head of­fice, 3-5 Phoenix Av­enue, Kingston 10. The novel writ­ing and short story writ­ing work­shops will be held on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 2, and Satur­day, De­cem­ber 3, re­spec­tively, at the Ranny Wil­liams En­ter­tain­ment Cen­tre.

Reg­is­tra­tion will take place at the work­shops, beginning at 8:30 a.m., at a cost of $2,000 per par­tic­i­pant per work­shop. This is in­clu­dive of lunch, hot and cold bev­er­ages and a cer­tifi­cate. In­ter­ested per­sons may also con­tact JCDC parish of­fices or the head of­fice to reg­is­ter be­fore Novem­ber 28.

The Ja­maica Cre­ative Writ­ing Com­pe­ti­tion has been one of the best chan­nels of pro­vid­ing Ja­maican writ­ers with the op­por­tu­nity of val­i­dat­ing their tal­ent, while show­cas­ing and pro­mot­ing writ­ers and their original work.

The com­pe­ti­tion is di­vided into three lev­els – ju­nior, in­ter­me­di­ate and adult – and awards are given to the top writ­ers in each level of the five ar­eas. En­trants are en­cour­aged to write about the Ja­maican ex­pe­ri­ence.

En­tries for the com­pe­ti­tion are now open, and will re­main so un­til April 30, 2017. Per­sons can ac­cess en­try forms, rules and com­pe­ti­tion guide­lines from the JCDC web­site, www.jcdc.gov.jm, head of­fice at 3-5 Phoenix Av­enue in Kingston or parish its



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