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About Louise Bennett-Coverley:

The Hon. Louise Bennett-Coverley O.M., M.B.E., Dip R.A.D.A., D. Lit (Hon) or simply "Miss Lou," wore many hats throughout her life: story teller, writer, poet, broadcaster and cultural icon. She was a major force in the preservation of Jamaican folklore and culture. She helped to introduce and celebrate the descriptive and expressive language of “the people” to a broader audience, bringing Patois to the world.

Over the years, Harbourfront Centre has been proud to have had the opportunity to work closely with numerous Caribbean communities. To celebrate this work, we were given the great honour to have a permanent exhibition space created and dedicated to Miss Louise Bennett, Jamaica's Folklore and Cultural Ambassador.


Miss Lou's Room: Storytelling


This dynamic space welcomes visitors from around the city and around the world throughout the year.  Today, we invite you to come and learn about “Miss Lou” as you listen to our wonderful volunteer storytellers share stories from around the world. Do you have a favourite story? Come and share it with us!

Please note: Miss Lou's Room is open to the public on the weekends from 11am - 3pm. On Saturdays, this space is animated by storytelling or craft activities. This schedule is subject to change throughout the year, so please check the What’s ON calendar or call 416-973-4000 to confirm the most recent schedule.


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