‘At last, a break from zooming and isolation!  It’s time to get the family together and head out to enjoy a day of fun and edutainment – that is, educational entertainment.  It’s the 15th Annual Reading Festival presented by the Louise Bennett-Coverley Heritage Council – Saturday April 2, 2022 at the West Regional Broward Library, 8601 West Broward Blvd in Plantation. The fun starts outdoors at 1:30 pm with storytelling by Ettosi Brooks and Maxine Osbourne, folk dancing by the Carimer Dancers, and music by the Tallawah Mento Band and the Plantation Police Band.

Later, the fun moves indoors with readings by celebrated Jamaican novelist – Kei Miller – whose novel Augustown is described by critics as…. a magical and haunting novel…. vibrant storytelling.…an elegantly written and engrossing book. Reclusive Jamaican poet Christine Craig makes a rare appearance and storyteller/poets Judith Falloon-Reid and Marcia Jackson bring their unique voices to the stage.  For those wanting to know more about Jamaica’s cultural icon Louise Bennett– Miss Lou – cultural activist Opal Palmer-Adisa will launch the anthology she edited – 100 Voices for Miss Lou, and copies will be on sale.

This free community event is presented by the Louise Bennett-Coverley Heritage Council. Funding for the event is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council. Sponsors include Friends of the West Regional Library. For more information about the event and the work of the Heritage Council log on to: www.louisebennettheritage.com.