This is the conference programme:
It begins 10 a.m. on Thursday 14th October 2021 under the theme ‘ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA: BEFORE AND AFTER COVID-19’.
Susan Lowes and Paget Henry will be tributing the recently departed veteran journalist Milton Benjamin who was also a conference regular.
There will be a keynote by the head of the UWI Open Campus Colleen Letlow.
The first panel will look at ‘Poetic and Musical Responses to COVID-19’ with Switzerland based Antiguan and Virgin Island poet Althea Romeo-Mark and US based Antiguan poet Elaine Olaoye with Andrew Martin and chair Valerie Combie.
Anthony and Mary Joseph and Claude and Carlene Turner will present during a panel on school and work during COVID-19 chaired by Lawrence Jardine.
The second keynote by UWI Five Islands Campus Director of Academic Affairs Curtis Charles will open the second day of the conference. He will be speaking on ‘The Sociology of Creolizing Science: Computing and Artificial Intelligence in post-COVID-19 Antigua and Barbuda’.
I (Joanne C. Hillhouse) will be presenting alongside Anique John, during a panel on Antiguan and Barbudan Fiction and Its Interpretation chaired by Elaine Olaoye.
There will be a panel on the climate crisis, another creative writing panel, and a panel on our economies after COVID before the conference wraps on Friday afternoon.
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