The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs’ Artist-In-Residence Programme has brought outstanding artists to Bermuda for the last 10 years. During the Programme, visiting artists conduct classes, give performances and conduct workshops with student groups over a period of time ranging from one week to one month.
This year, Christian Campbell, 2010's Aldeburgh First Collection Prize Winner and Author of "Running the Dusk" will be featured in the Writer in Residence Programme on Poetry.
How does one know when to birth an art form? This is a question that Caribbean writer Christian Campbell knows all too well. His debut book, Running The Dusk, not only gives insight into the hidden ambiguities of his mind, it also exemplifies his patience and perseverance of a young writer. Campbell laboured with his book of poetry for several years before it was ripe for publication, describing the process as "the time the book needed to become itself". It was shortlisted for the 2010 Forward Poetry Prize for Best First Book in the UK and was also a finalist for the Cave Canem Prize.
Campbell studies at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and obtained his Ph.D. from Duke. his essays and pems have been published widely in the Caribean, the United Kingdom and North America.
In this workshop he will explore themese of Caribbean literature and share tips on creative writing. Participants will be sure to leave the workshop with new tools for their artistic journey.
Please see the following link for video of VSB news featuring Christian - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AajTUabb7Xg&t=11m0s
Also, please see the Royal Gazette Article featuring Christian - The art of storytelling in poetry