THE Laureate’s Chair is a programme established by the Saint Lucia Writers Forum to celebrate the excellent contribution of Hon. Sir Derek Walcott to the field of literature. The event which was initiated in June 2015 continues even after his death.
Gandolph St Clair, who is one of the writers who had a close relationship with the Nobel Laureate, will be taking the Chair this Tuesday night at the Castries Central Library from 7:00 p.m.
St. Clair, who was honoured in 2014 by the Central Library during Literary Week, recently published his latest book, “The Calabash Tree”.
His presentation is expected to be different with the infusion of drama and music given that he is a playwright, actor and calypsonian.
St. Clair, who was born in Vieux Fort, is the author of several short stories and plays which include “Patent Man” (1985), “The Moon in Daylight” (1987), “4-2 For True” (1998), “Fire Fall” (2003), “The Third Umpire” (2013), “Just In Case: The Hustlers and Just In Case” (2007) and “One Plus One” (1989).
The Laureate’s Chair is an open public reading activity held every last Tuesday of the month. It is free and all who are able to are invited to attend.