As one poster to my facebook page commented, the term Tea Party has been tainted by politics; but once upon a time if someone said tea party you pictured finger food and pots of tea, a genteel Sunday afternoon affair. The latter is just what the 40 year old Antigua and Barbua Association of Montreal had recently, the purpose being to raise funds for Independence, and I have to thank them for offering to include some of my poetry as part of the day’s entertainment. I didn’t quite know what to pick when they asked but in the end I came up with Mango Season (published in the 2012 edition of the Caribbean Writer), Development (published in the 2012 edition of the Womanspeak literary journal), Ghosts Lament (published in Small Axe Literary Salon in 2011), and an excerpt from my book Oh Gad! Below are some pictures from the event; looks like it went well.
If you notice a common denominator, that’s Mr. Leonard Jarvis, president of the Association. Thanks, Mr. Jarvis, for the opportunity to be a part of the event all the way from Antigua.
ABOUT THE ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA ASSOCIATION OF MONTREAL: The Association exists to provide a foum for the discussion of matters of interest to Antiguans and Barbudans living in Montreal and to institute and promote activities to maintain and enrich the cultural heritage of A & B, and establish channels of communication between the homeland and nationals living in Montreal.
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