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Ministry of Creative Industries and Innovation facilitates developmental workshop

Dr. Weekes is a writer, actor, and director and holds a Ph.D. in Education. She is also a lecturer in Theatre and Arts Education at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus in Barbados. CLICK HERE TO JOIN OUR WHATSAPP GROUP.

Her creative and research repertoire includes work on theatre for social consciousness, autoethnography, and issues around healing, trauma, and disasters. During the last year, Dr. Weekes undertook a project called  ‘Voices – Monologues and Dramatic Texts for Caribbean Actors. 

She also authored sixteen of the thirty-five monologues in the publication. ‘Disaster Matters’, which she co-edited with Dr. Wendy McMahon, is currently being distributed to schools across the English-speaking Caribbean.

During Dr. Weekes’ visit, she will conduct a series of developmental workshops with the Ministry’s staff. Topics to be addressed include proposals, grant writing and report writing. The National Youth Theatre of Antigua and Barbuda and our local theatre arts teachers will also participate in these development workshops. 

Dr. Weekes will launch her most recent book ‘Disaster Matters”, which will include readings from some of our celebrated creatives. Additionally, Dr. Weekes willconduct book signings during the event. 

She, undoubtedly, shares a passion for the advancement of education and the development of our young people, this is evident in her continued mission to play an integral role by donating hundreds of her books to secondary schools in the region. 

Consequently, Dr. Weekes will present two hundred and seventy-five (275) of her publications to the Government secondary schools in Antigua and Barbuda at her book launching ceremony. 

Deputy Director, Mr. Owen Jackson, is delighted and grateful to Dr. Weekes for collaborating with the ministry in this endeavor. In an interview, he stated that Dr. Weekes’ wealth of knowledge, experience, and offerings make her one of his leading lecturers. 

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And, when he reflects on his time at Cave Hill, he knows that he the educator that he is today, because of lecturers such as Dr. Yvonne Weekes. He went on to state that Dr. Weekes only settles for the best. 

Mr. Jackson is hopeful that the participants learn as much as possible from these workshops, as he can attest to the wealth of knowledge Dr Weekes has to impart.

Cultural Unite has ensured that this experience remains free of cost to all participants.