A Reading and Talk by Olive Senior

Jamaican born Olive Senior is the prize-winning author of four books of poetry, three books of fiction and four non-fiction books on Caribbean culture including the Encyclopaedia of Jamaica Heritage and Working Miracles: Women’s Lives in the English Speaking Caribbean.  Her short story collections include Summer Lightning (winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize), Arrival of the Snake-Woman and Discerner of Hearts. Her poetry books include Talking of Trees, Gardening in the Tropics (winner of the F.J. Bressani Literary Prize), Over the Roofs of the World (finalist for Canada’s Governor- General’s Award and Cuba’s Casa de la Americas Prize) and Shell (finalist for the Pat Lowther Award).  She is the recipient of many other fellowships and awards including the Gold Medal of the Institute of Jamaica.

Olive Senior’s stories and poems have been broadcast widely, including the BBC Book at Bedtime and Radio 4 (UK), and CBC Radio, among others.  Her short story ‘You Think I Mad, Miss?’ was produced and performed as ‘Mad Miss’ by Theatre Archipelago May 27-June 12 2005 at Artword Theatre, Toronto.

Olive Senior will be reading and discussing her poetry and prose, including recent material from the new Tell Tales Volume 4 book, Global Village.

Jul 02, 2009
George Padmore Institute, 76 Stroud Green Road, London N4 3EN, UK