The Cultural Development Foundation (CDF) presents the National Arts Festival ARTReach 2020. An eclectic production of Saint Lucian arts and culture, fusing poetry, theatre, and community outreach. A three (3) part series, running over the course of the next seven (7) months via social media and television platforms.
The Poetry Live Series, #VoicesOfTheUnderground
, continues this Sunday evening with the fifth instalment featuring Jane King. Log onto the Cultural Development Foundation Facebook page from 7:00 p.m. as we bring you yet another inspiring and innovative session of poetry that moves us. It will also be available on YouTube Live, HTS and NTN.
Jane King was born in the capital city of Castries in St. Lucia in 1952. Though she is St. Lucian through and through, her family’s adventures took her away from the island during much of her childhood. The family spent time living in Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, and Scotland. Although she attended St. Joseph’s Convent in St. Lucia in her teen years, adventure would again intervene to take her overseas as a young adult.
Upon graduating from St. Joseph’s Convent, King won the St. Lucia island scholarship to study at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. While studying and living in the United Kingdom, King pursued degrees in English and Law, also earning a teaching certificate while in Edinburgh.
Following completion of her undergraduate degree, she was awarded a Master’s of Art in Literary Studies from Deakin University in Australia.
Her works include “Into The Centre” (1993); “Fellow Traveller” (1994) which won the James Rodway Memorial Prize); and “Performance Anxiety” (2013).
She is married to fellow poet, Kendel Hippolyte.