Young aspiring writers can hone their fiction skills at the Writers Clinic presented by the Louise Bennett-Coverley Heritage Council and the Miramar Cultural Center. The one-day

workshop for middle and high school students, is an excellent opportunity for aspiring student writers to learn the process of developing a story from beginning to end. They will learn how to

work from an idea, develop a plot, and build conflict and suspense toward the story’s climax and resolution.

Jamaican-born Geoffrey Philp, a retired Miami-Dade College professor, will lead the workshop. He is the author of eight poetry collections, two books of short stories, and two

novels. Philip’s poems and short stories are wildly published, and in 2022, he was awarded the prestigious Silver Musgrave Medal by the Jamaican government for outstanding merit in


The Louise Bennett-Coverley Writers Clinics are coordinated by author Christine Craig and Dub Poet, Malachi Smith.

The workshop will be held on Saturday, April 15, 2023, from 10:30 am-3:00 pm, at the Miramar Cultural Arts Center, 2400 Civic Center Plaza, Miramar, Florida. Applicants need to

register on the Louise Bennett Heritage website.  This free community event is presented by the Louise Bennett-Coverley Heritage Council. Funding is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council. For more information about the event and the work of the Heritage Council log on to: