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11th Annual George Lamming Distinguished Lecture
You are invited to join us for the 11th Annual George Lamming Distinguished Lecture entitled "Lamming Online: A Primer" on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at 6.00 p.m. (AST/Eastern Caribbean) via UWItv. 

The lecture will be delivered by Dr. Kwame Dawes, George W. Holmes University Professor of English, at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and award winning Ghanaian/Jamaican Poet, Actor, Editor, Critic, Musician.  Ms. Esther Phillips, Poet Laureate of Barbados, will present a special reading.  

About the Lecture
This talk situates a concern around the availability, accessibility and content of George Lamming’s intellectual and cultural contributions in the most dominant form of communication available today—the internet.  “Reading” Lamming through media (video and audio) allows us to think of the ways in which his voice continues to resonate in the world, but also reminds us of ways in which this legacy may be in jeopardy.  The talk critically examines Lamming’s quite significant articulations as they appear on-line, as the beginning of a dialogue about literary engagement and legacy in contemporary culture. 

Brief Bio
Kwame Dawes is the author of twenty books of poetry and numerous other books of fiction, criticism, and essays. In 2016 his book, Speak from Here to There, a co-written collection of verse with Australian poet John Kinsella appeared.  His most recent collection, City of Bones: A Testament (Northwestern University Press) will appear in 2017. He is Glenna Luschei Editor of Prairie Schooner and teaches at the University of Nebraska and the Pacific MFA Program.  He is Director of the African Poetry Book Fund and Artistic Director of the Calabash International Literary Festival.
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Please tune in to UWItv on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at 6.00 p.m. (AST/Eastern Caribbean) using one of the following links for the live streaming of the event: We look forward to having you there.


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