Geoffrey Philp Wins Literary Medals in Jamaica
“I am deeply indebted to the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission,” said Philp, who will be appearing at the Miami Book Fair International on Saturday, November 11, 2007. “These awards mean a lot to me and I am honored to be a part of the literary tradition of Jamaica and the Caribbean.”
The JCDC National Creative Writing Competition encourages writers to sharpen their skills through the annual competition. Writers are invited to improve their craftsmanship and style, writing in Standard English or Jamaican Dialect. The Creative Writing Competition has spawned and celebrated many recognized professional writers in Jamaica including playwright Basil Dawkins whose 2005 gold medal winning entry “Hot Spot” has not only gone successfully to the stage locally, but has also toured internationally..
Geoffrey Philp is author of the children’s book, Grandpa Sydney’s Anancy Stories, a novel, Benjamin, My Son, a collection of short stories, Uncle Obadiah and the Alien, and five poetry collections, including Exodus and Other Poems, Florida Bound, hurricane center, xango music, and Twelve Poems and A Story for Christmas. Geoffrey teaches English at Miami Dade College and is the chairperson of the College Prep. Department at the North Campus.
For more information, please contact:
Public Relations Coordinator, Jamaica Cultural Development Commission
The Public Relations Department
Tel: 926-8768/ 371-3423