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Time: 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Venue: Room JG0002, John Galsworthy building, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE
Speaker(s): Mervyn Morris
Jamaican Poet Laureate Mervyn Morris was born in Kingston, Jamaica and studied at the University College of the West Indies and as a Rhodes Scholar at St Edmund Hall, Oxford. In 1992 he was a UK Arts Council Visiting Writer-in-Residence at the South Bank Centre. He lives in Kingston, where he is Professor Emeritus of Creative Writing & West Indian Literature. Morris has taught at the UWI since the 1960s. In 2009, he was awarded the Jamaican Order of Merit, the country's third highest national honour. His collections include The Pond, Shadowboxing, Examination Centre and On Holy Week. He also edited The Faber Book of Contemporary Caribbean Short Stories, published a collection of essays entitled Is English We Speaking and in 2006 I been there, sort of: New and Selected Poems with Carcanet.
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