On Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 2 p.m., BOOKLAND New Kingston (53 Knutsford Boulevard) will be hosting Jean Lowrie-Chin, as she reads from her collection: Souldance: Poems and Writings.
Souldance: Poems and Writings, Jean Lowrie-Chin’s first and much awaited collection, captures the voice of every Jamaican, as well as their thoughts and dreams.
Taken from writings spanning the author’s 30-year career, the pieces reflect the events that uplift, as well as burden, Jamaican society. Her poetry is both universal and prophetic, from the warnings against the rat race in ‘Slow Down Child’, to the startling take on the life of Lee Boyd Malvo in ‘Your Son Too’. They demonstrate that though much has changed, a lot has remained the same.
Her selection of columns are amusing and inspiring, reflecting on the achievements of outstanding Jamaicans such as The Honourable Louise Bennett and Usain Bolt, and addressing Jamaica’s most pertinent issues, like the future of Jamaican men, in ‘A Vision of Our “Men at Risk”‘.
Souldance: Poems and Writings is the work of a woman who loves her country and has truly experienced it. It is a moving, significant addition to Jamaica’s creative and intellectual literature.
Jean Lowrie-Chin is a well-known Jamaican entrepreneur and writer. Her poetry has been published in various newspapers and journals, and she has performed her pieces for both Jamaican and international audiences. In addition to running a prestigious PR and marketing firm, PROComm, with her husband and business partner, Hubie Chin, she currently writes a column for the Jamaica Observer.