Saturday, 19 October 2013

THE BUZZ REPORT: Home Again heads to the British Museum + National Reading Fair on this month + Parris Lyew Ayee Jr. is 2014 Eisenhower Fellow

BRAINIAC RISING: "The Eisenhower Fellowship will give me an opportunity to see how the real world works in terms of best practices," says Dr. Parris Lyew Ayee Jr. of winning Jamaica's 2014 Eisenhower Fellowship to visit the United States on a project-scouting mission from mid-March to mid-May of next year. "It's a non-academic fellowship, and that is new to me. However, from the information gleaned, I want to be able to take it from a field point-of-view to a policy/business aspect and turn it into something useful." 

A LITERARY AFFAIR: Under the theme "On Your Marks, Get Set, Read!," the Jamaica Library Service's National Reading Fair is scheduled to take place on the grounds of the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Library on November 23 (from 10am to 5pm). Free to the public. 

LIGHTS, CAMERA: Following premieres across the Caribbean, including red-carpet affairs in Kingston, the star-studded cast of Home Again, a fairly well-wrought deportee drama (starring the likes of Paul Campbell and Tatyana Ali) is heading to London for what is shaping up to be a glitzy screening at the fab British Museum, starting at 5:30pm. Home Again was directed and produced by the husband-and-wife duo of Sudz Sutherland and screenwriter Janice Holness.

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