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The Caribbean Writer to Celebrate Its 20th Anniversary

March 8, 2007 – The Caribbean Writer, an international literary anthology published in the summer of each year by the University of the Virgin Islands, will commemorate its 20th Anniversary milestone at a celebratory event scheduled for 6 p.m., on Monday, March 19, in the Great Hall (northwest wing conference rooms) on the St. Croix Campus.
The event will include readings by past prize winners of The Caribbean Writer and reflections on the initial vision, early years and the scope of the anthology's success by founding editor, Erika J. Waters, Ph.D., as well as comments by current editor, Marvin E. Williams.
The celebration will then highlight featured guest speaker Dr. Opal Palmer Adisa, Ph.D., who will offer comments on the significance of the journal to writers of the region and also read from her latest book, "Until Judgment Comes." Adisa, Jamaica-born, is a sought-after speaker, who has lectured throughout the United States, Africa and Europe. An award-winning poet and prose writer, she has 11 titles to her credit, and has been a resident artist in internationally acclaimed residencies such as Sacatar Institute (Brazil) and Headlines Center for the Arts (California). Her work has been reviewed by renowned writers and critics including Alice Walker ("Color Purple"), who recognizes in her poetics "solid, visceral, important stories written with integrity and love."
UVI invites everyone with an interest in Caribbean literature to this event. For more information, call 692-4152 or e-mail qmars@uvi.edu.

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