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Jamaica 50: A Literary Legacy

September 19, 2012

Literary Arts

As Jamaica celebrates the 50th anniversary of its independence, Authors at Harbourfront Centre (AUTHORS) hosts an evening of discussion about contemporary Jamaican literature and art with renowned writers and scholars.

Acclaimed Jamaican poet and University of Baltimore instructor Ishion Hutchinson will read from his first full-length poetry collection, Far District. A panel discussion will follow with scholar, author and poet Afua Cooper. Joining Cooper are poet and novelist Kwame Dawes and theatre worker and poet Honor Ford-Smith, who is also an Associate Professor at York University.

This event is part of the Jamaica 50 Celebration events happening throughout Toronto. Presented by Jamaica 50 Celebration Inc. in association with Authors at Harbourfront Centre.

For more information regarding the Jamaica 50 Celebration events visit

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Regular: $10
Supporters/Students with ID/Youth 25 and under: FREE
Wed, September 19
Brigantine Room
Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
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