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Blank Canvas: February 7th, "Tamarind Journal"

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Blank Canvas: February 7th, "Tamarind Journal"

Katrina Cartwright

Joining host Amanda Coulson on this week’s “Blank Canvas,” are students from the University of The Bahamas (UB) who are reviving the “Tamarind Journal.” The “Tamarind Journal” was started several years ago by professors at The College of The Bahamas but unfortunately, did not continue. Co-editors Suhayla Hepburn, Tanicia Pratt and Ide Amari Thompson - who are also members of the “Tingum Collective,” a group of young poets out of UB – have bravely taken on the challenge of relaunching this journal that provides a platform for writers to share their work with a wider audience.

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The conversation focuses on the importance of literature, the creative community and being involved in and leading innovative and creative projects when you are young. This group of intrepid young writers are currently seeking entries for the newest edition of the “Tamarind Journal,” which will be launched in April 2018. Entries can include prose, poetry, songs and other forms of written word – the focus is quite broad.

And to give you even more opportunities to get your literary juices flowing, the “Tingum Collective” is having a spoken word night at the Pro Gallery at UB on February 15th at 7p.m.

Listen to “Blank Canvas” to learn more, every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. on Guardian Radio, 96.9 FM.