SOUTH FLORIDA – The Louise Bennett-Coverley Heritage Council presents the 2022 Writers Clinic titled, Therapeutic: The Pen, The Journal, The Brush – In These Times. The three-part workshop is a great opportunity for individuals to learn the basics of songwriting, learn the art of journaling, or learn how to paint that picture they’ve always dreamed of painting. .
The workshop will take place on Saturday, September 10, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Taking place at Western Regional Library8601 West Broward Boulevard, Plantation, Florida 33324.
Songwriting as Therapy
The songwriting session will be taught by Wayne Armondwho has decades of experience as accomplished musician, composer and producer. As a songwriter, Wayne has written many songs for other artists. Including Righteous Youth (Richie Spice), The Lion and the Lamb (Rita Marley), Cheater (Spanner Banner). Plus, Female (Marcia Griffiths) and Second Class (Carol Gonzales and Buju Banton).
Armond is a founding member of the famous reggae band, Chalice. He also played with Byron Lee and the Dragonaires. Wayne’s session will focus on songwriting as therapy, and he’ll show how to supplement lyrics with music.
Using art as therapy
Colin Smith is an artist whose love for the Caribbean landscape, culture and music is evident in his paintings – from tranquil island scenes to vibrant melodic abstracts. Colin studied at the Jamaica School of Art, now Edna Manley School for the Visual Arts.
His love of art transcends the canvas, as he is also a very talented musician who plays keyboards, guitar and banjo. He has won numerous awards at the annual Jamaica Festival Awards for his artistic work. Additionally, he has had exhibitions in Jamaica and South Florida.
Colin will present the session on “Using art as therapy”.
Journaling for Therapy
Maxine Plumer is a teacher, with over 25 years of teaching experience. Maxine holds a degree in Mass Communication, with Language and Literature from the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica. Additionally, a Masters in Reading Education from Florida International University. She has a solid experience in cultural development, film and theater production. Maxine worked for several years in the office of the Prime Minister of Jamaica. Additionally, she served as the Jamaican Casting Director for Walt Disney’s hugely popular production “Cool races“.
Maxine will lead a one-hour session entitled “Journaling for Therapy” The Louise Bennett-Coverley Writers Clinic is coordinated by Dub Poet, Malachi Smith.
Candidates must register via the Louise Bennett Heritage Website.
This free community event is presented by the Louise Bennett-Coverley Heritage Council. Funding for the event is provided in part by the Broward County Board of Commissioners, as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council. Sponsors include the Friends of the Western Regional Library.
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