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The Laureate’s Chair, which was conceptualized by the Past President of the Saint Lucia Writers Forum, Kensley Charlemagne, is an event that honors the work of Saint Lucia’s Poet Laureate, Derek Walcott. Every month, a local writer is featured, who speaks on Walcott and how he has inspired their journey as a writer. The featured guest also shares with the audience, his favorite Walcott piece.
The event is also aimed at emerging writers and provides them with the opportunity to connect with seasoned and celebrated local authors. The Laureate’s Chair has seen the likes of Kendel Hippolyte, Adrian Augier and most recently, Gyanchand Rayman, whose featured event was very well attended.
Goddard, who is a trade unionist and industrial relations practitioner by profession, started writing at a very early age. He writes in Kweyol and Standard English. Mr Goddard is also the recipient of the M&C Fine Arts Award for Literary Arts in 1988.
His book, Interstice, will be available for sale. The event starts at 7pm, limited seating is available and light refreshments will also be served.