St Lucia to host O Starry, Starry Night.

The 16th Triennial Conference of the Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies will be held in Saint Lucia from August 5 – 9, 2013.

This important international event will attract over 350 delegates from the world of academia and related fields such as publishing, printing, and research. Previous conferences have been held in Vancouver (Aug 2007) and Cyprus (June 2010).

This year, Saint Lucia has been chosen from a wide field of possible host countries because of an established track record in hosting such events, and because it is the home of the world’s leading poet in English, Nobel Laureate in Literature (1992), the Honourable Derek Walcott.

To mark this unprecedented event, Mr Walcott has kindly agreed to the staging in Saint Lucia of his newest play, O Starry Starry Night, critically acclaimed as “a highly poetic recording of one of the most significant and notorious moments in the history of art …Paul Gauguin’s 1888 visit to a troubled Vincent van Gogh at the Yellow House in Arles, France.”

The play first opened in May of this year at the Lakeside Theatre in Essex, UK, featuring a cast of highly accomplished actors – including Wendell Manwarren, Brian Greene  and Nigel Scott. All three have agreed to appear in the Saint Lucia Production now confirmed for August 8, 9 and 10, 2013.


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