“The Guyana Prize Literary Festival” to promote literature, art and benefits of reading

The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports hosted the “The Guyana Prize Literary Festival” to promote the art pieces of the country. The event is slated from February 10, 2023 to February 12, 2023.

"The Guyana Prize Literary Festival" to promote literature, art and benefits of reading

Guyana: The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports hosted the “The Guyana Prize Literary Festival” to promote the art pieces of the country. The event is slated from February 10, 2023 to February 12, 2023.

Visit Guyana took to Facebook and shared the update on the Festival and stated it will celebrate the authentic work of the artists in the field of the Literature. It will promote the significance of the literature in the life of human being and specified them about the good part of it.

They also invited the people to take part in the Festival on Sunday and also shared the glimpses of Friday and Saturday events.

“Books, literature and reading have always been close to my heart …so allow me to invite you and your family to the Guyana prize for literature’s Literary festival, “it said.

“Bring the kids out and Let’s work together to inspire young minds and future writers, poets and literary creatives.  Tomorrow Sunday from 10:00 am. Come out to The Guyana Prize Literary Festival tomorrow Sunday beginning at 10am at Castellani House, “it added.

The Guyana Prize Literary Festival will be great for the entire family. It will feature storytelling, puppet show, face painting, poetry workshops, drama workshops, lectures and more.

The events for the festival will be included:

  1. THE AWARDS CEREMONY
  2. RECEPTION
  3. STORYTELLING
  4. NATIONAL POETRY SLAM
  5. WORKSHOPS
  6. PUBLIC READINGS
    1. GUYANA PRIZE WINNERS
    2. YOUTH WINNERS
    3. GUYANESE WRITERS

    4. GUYANA PRIZE JUDGES

  7. GUYANA PRIZE WINNERS
  8. YOUTH WINNERS
  9. GUYANESE WRITER
  10. DRAMA PERFORMANCE
  11. MARTIN CARTER LECTURE
  12. EDGAR MITTELHOLZER LECTURE
  13. BOOK EXHIBITION

Visit Guyana also shared the details of the event held on Saturday, February 11, 2023 which are as follows:

MORNING

READINGS BY YOUTH WINNERS

& JUDGES’ REMARKS

  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Presenters: Youth Winners & Judges
  • Venue: 2nd Floor Castellani House

POETRY WORKSHOP

  • Time: 11:00 AM
  • Presenters: Prof Evelyn O’Callaghan & Prof Stephanos Stephanides
  • Venue: 2nd Floor Castellani House

AFTERNOON

DRAMA WORKSHOP: PLAYWRITING

  • Time: 1:00 NOON
  • Presenters: Mr. Rawle Gibbons & Ms. Timmia DeRoy
  • Venue: 2nd Floor Castellani House

STORY-TELLING II

  • Time: 3:00 PM
  • Presenters: Ovid Williams, The Confucius Institute& Carleen Gill-Kerr
  • Venue: Castellani House Compound

THE MARTIN CARTER LECTURE

  • Time: 4:00 PM
  • Presenter: Prof. Stephanos Stephanides
  • Venue: 2nd Floor Castellani House

READINGS BY GUYANA PRIZE WINNERS

  • Time: 6:00 PM
  • Presenters: (Selected from the 2023 Festival)
  • Venue: 2nd Floor Castellani House

EVENING

NATIONAL POETRY SLAM

  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Venue: Castellani House Compound