Arts & Culture

Poetry In Motion to mark milestone

Observer writer

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Print this page Email A Friend!

ANNUAL spoken word festival Poetry In Motion (PIM) will celebrate its 15th anniversary with a two-day event at the Manchester Golf Club, Brumalia Road in Mandeville on Friday, February 23 and Sunday, February 25.

This year's theme is Living the Art of Life. The line-up of performers include broadcasters Ka'Bu Ma'at Kheru and Mutabaruka, Dr Michael Abrahams, Dr Charmaine Gooden-Monteith, Professor Clinton Hutton, Ann-Marie Wilmot, Kevin O'Brien Chang, Anord Sichinsambwe, Asante Amen, Mark Stephenson, Addis Pablo, Ashley Little and festival conceptualiser Yasus Afari.

“It is to our fortune and honour that Jamaica's premier annual poetry festival, Poetry In Motion, is the longest-running and most successful poetry event in the colourful history of Jamaica. We've added several layers of values to it [PIM] such as the 15th anniversary special Royal Affair Dance Party…we set it up to be a two-day event and next year, 2019, the Saturday will be a family fun day and we will be going to communities with workshops, also,” Yasus Afari, who is guest performer at the Bank of Jamaica Lunch Hour Concert on Friday, told the Jamaica Observer.

The celebration will begin with the Royal Affair Dance Party and will feature Simple Touch Sound with DJ Ashile, DJ Rope Head and DJ Marlon.

The main event on February 23 will be preceded by a nine-hole golf tournament starting at 9:00 am, as well as a friendly football encounter.

Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at




1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed:

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email:

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy

comments powered by Disqus



Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon