Sunday, 28 October 2012

READING ROOM: Leonie Forbes and Omari Edwards host intimate book readings/launches in Kingston

IN HER OWN WORDS: A sizeable audience turned up at Hope Road’s Bookophilia last Monday evening to take in a live reading of passages from Leonie Forbes’ captivating tome Leonie: Her Autobiography. And by all accounts those who were on hand (including actor Dennis Titus) left the event feeling inspired and fulfilled. The legendary actress and journalist, affectionately called Miss Lee, gave uproarious anecdotes about her childhood, her training in London, her travels to Australia, Finland and Ireland. She also touched on encountering racism, and working with Dame Judi Dench – in addition to offering her few cents on Jamaican history and the exploits of stage stars du jour Andrea ‘Delcita’ Wright and Keith ‘Shebada’ Ramsey. Forbes’ memoir is available locally wherever books are sold. 

PAGE BY PAGE: Dozens of friends, fans and well-wishers, as well as members of the media fraternity, flocked to the Sangster’s Book Store in the Spring’s Plaza recently to support reggae-gospel star Omari Edwards, who was introducing his first book, Why Me God? (Pageturner Publishing), a faith-based novel about struggle and survival. Out for the event were the likes of Rev. Al Miller, MP Damian Crawford, Nadine Blair, and songbird Alaine Laughton, who delighted the gathering with a lively excerpt from the book. Why Me God? is now available via booksellers across the island.

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