Group Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Title: WI has no place for its artists yet
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Title: WI has no place for its artists yet
Series Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Physical Description: Book
Publisher: Trinidad Guardian
Publication Date: 9/8/1972
Subject: Carifesta (1st : 1972 : Guyana), Festivals - Caribbean Area
Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: North America -- Trinidad and Tobago -- Port of Spain
Funding: Support for the development of the technical infrastructure and partner training provided by the United States Department of Education TICFIA program.
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Bibliographic ID: CA00199947
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
Holding Location: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: CARIFESTA I 1972

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WI has no place for its artists yet
"MY PASSION is writing
and nothing means more tom
me. My work is involved
with the Caribbean peoples
the masses. This is the
sort of writing I do. Thesa'
are the people that concern
"Although I have been liv-
ing in Canada since 1956 I
am still as truly. Trbiidadian
or West Indian as though
I've never left."
These are the words, of
one of Trinidad's leading
playwrights, Lennox Brownq
Brown,,a wiry six-foot-six,
arrived in Georgetown from
Toronto to attend the first
"Caribbean Festival of Crea-
tive Arts which began- here
on August 25. The festival
ends next Friday.
The young playwright is,
ironically better known ini
Canada and the United,
States than in his native
Beginning his career in
,1965, nine years after he left
Trinidad, he has to date
written 18 plays eight of
which have placed first in
competitions in. North Am/
In fact he established ai
record in Canadp last year
by winning the annual Na-
tional One- act Play cdm-
petition four times in a row.
He had another outstanding
success in March this year
when his play, "Prodigal m
Black Stones" was among 11
winners ip the "Eugene
'O'Neil Memorial" competi-
That competition attracted
0800 entries from all over the
United States.
Though Lennox is con-
sidered among North Ameri-,
ca's leading black writers I
his own home public has
not had the opportunity to
hear a great deal from him.
At the same time he is
not entirely unknown in Tri-
nidad for he has recently
figured in a Radio 610 series
spotlighting Trinidad play-
SThe -,play presented on
'that occasion was "Fog
Drifts in the Spring," set in
'Canada and touching on the
lives of West Indian immi-
giants there.
Two other plays of his,
"Wine in Winter," and."The
Throne in an Autumn
Room," are scheduled to go
on the air in Trinidad short-
Lennox Brown Is slow to
begin talking about his work
bht when he does he speaks
passionately about the oro-
blem of the West Indian
writing away from home.

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