The role of Caribbean people’s relationship with the Devine and the expression of that relationship in the Arts will be at the forefront when the University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus Dominica and the Cultural Division host the Fifth Annual E.O. Leblanc Memorial Lecture on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at the Fort Young Hotel Conference Room.
Mr. Vladimir Lucien, award-winning poet, author and actor from St. Lucia, will present on the topic: "Folk Songs Have No Authors: Creative Force and the Individual Talent in Caribbean Arts and Culture."
According to a release, Mr. Lucien’s presentation will focus on the talent evoked through Caribbean works of art as an expression of the relationships that artists have with the Divine. It will be an exploration of the connection between Caribbean spirituality and the Arts.
The E.O. LeBlanc Memorial Lecture public lecture series forms part of the National Independence Calendar and focuses on cultural themes in celebration of the life and work of Edward Oliver Le Blanc, Dominica’s first Premier. He was devoted to culture and was an avid reader and poet.
The previous presenters of this lecture series were Mr. Alwin Bully, Dr. Lennox Honychurch, Dr. Irving André and Professor Hazel Simmons-McDonald.
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