May 2009

10:00 am – 11:30 am

To Sir With Love


Justine Henzell

Alwyn Scott

Dr. Kingsley “Ragashanti” Stewart

Kerstin Whittaker


A reading from E.R. Braithwaite’s classic novel to commemorate its 50th anniversary.

Noon – 1:00 pm

Two the Hard Way
(Part Dos)



Marilyn Chin

Robert Pinsky


Three-time Poet Laureate of the United States and a leading light of Asian American literature. America the beautiful.

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Break / Open Mike



Anyone reading whatever for two minutes.


Jamaican Idyll.

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

One Step Ahead
(The Lyrics of
Beres Hammond)




Wayne Armond

Ibo Cooper

Steve Golding

Seretse Small


Four icons of Jamaican music in an acoustic set of one of their own — the hit machine called Beres Hammond, one of the best lyricists the island has ever produced.