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Arrow Symposium Kicks Off Festival of the Word Today

The Symposium for the Alphonsus “Arrow” Cassell Memorial Lecture Series kicks off the Alliouagana Festival of the Word today in Little Bay.  Scheduled to begin at 2PM at the Montserrat Cultural Centre, the theme is “Storytelling: A Powerful Tool for National Development”.

The keynote address is Forgetting Weself: Hari Kari by Dr. Amina Blackwood-Meeks, Lecturer, Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in Jamaica.

Other presentations are:

  • Storytelling and the Staged Spectacle in the Bollywood Movie, “Slumdog Millionaire” by Dr. Wendy McBurney, Lecturer, Howard University
  • Constructing Knowledge Through Storytelling in a 21st Century Lecture Theatre by Nicole Plummer, Lecturer, Institute of Caribbean Studies, The University of the West Indies, Jamaica
  • Telling Our History by Barbara Arrindell, MBA, Manager, Best of Books Bookshop, Antigua
  • Teaching Music to Children with Learning Disabilities in Trinidad and Tobago by Akini Gill, Lecturer, University of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Hot, Hot, Hot: Arrow’s Story Revisited by Gracelyn Cassell, Head, The University of the West Indies, Open Campus Montserrat

Stick around to meet the authors while you enjoy a taste of Montserrat’s National Dish (Goat Water) and Traditional Night-time Beverage – Bush Tea

If you are in Little Bay in the morning, stick around for the Children’s Book Lovers Parade which begins at 10AM in Carr’s Bay in collaboration with the Ministry of Education.

Visit for author bios and more information on the Alliouagana Festival of the Word.