Monday, September 19, 2011

IGDS features Daisy Chain at lunchtime seminar at UWI

You are invited to the Institute for Gender and Development Studies (University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Unit) Lunchtime Seminar Series, 2011-12

Our first Lunchtime Seminar for the academic year 2011-12 is
Daisy Chain
presented by Elspeth Duncan

Wednesday September 28th
12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

SALISES Conference Room
UWI, St. Augustine
St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

53 women, each linked to the next in a chain of eclectic vignettes. Think, imagine, embrace and wonder not only about their lives . . . but about your own.
In this remarkable collection of vignettes, Elspeth Duncan spins tales to draw the reader into the creative process. She gives us characters who are at once familiar and yet strangely unfamiliar, whetting our curiosity just enough that we find ourselves imagining endings for her tales, creating stories for the characters that tell as much about them as about ourselves. This is the genius of Daisy Chain. After one story, the reader is hooked. It's an exhilarating ride to self knowledge through the stream of consciousness of fictive characters.
—Elizabeth Nunez, Anna In-Between, Prospero's Daughter and other novels

Elspeth Duncan is an award-winning Trinidadian writer, photographer, film maker, musician and a Kundalini Yoga instructor with a BA in English Literature and M. Phil in Criminology. Her writing experience has included a decade as an advertising copywriter, in addition to poetry, song lyrics, articles for Caribbean and International publications and scripts for film and theatre. Daisy Chain is her first published work of fiction.

Copies of Daisy Chain will be on sale at the lunchtime seminar ($100 each) and will be autographed.
Daisy Chain is available at Paperbased Bookstore, The Normandie, Port of Spain, Trinidad
or online on (Search under "Books" for "Daisy Chain Elspeth Duncan")
or use the link

Look out for excerpts from the novel by email and on Facebook in the lead up to the IGDS lunchtime seminar.

For further information:
Deborah Mc Fee
Outreach and Research Officer
Institute for Gender and Development Studies
Phone: 662 2002 Ext. 83573, 83577

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