Tuesday, January 25, 2005 - The launching of Nobel Laureate Week on
January 23rd, took place before a very appreciative audience, boasting many
distinguished persons, including Her Excellency Dame Pearlette Louisy, and Nobel
Laureates for Literature Derek Walcott and Seamus Heaney from Ireland.
The Nobel Laureates presented theatrical excerpts of two classical plays.
Odyssey produced by Derek Walcott and the Burial at Thebes produced by Seamus
The Cultural Development Foundation has described the productions and readings
of poetry, as being of a superlative standard.
Sunday was also a special night for recipients of the Derek Walcott Awards for
Poetry and Theatre. NíKruma Lucien received the Derek Walcott prize for Most
Promising Poet, while Nathalie Laporte captured the Most Promising Actor prize.
The opening of Nobel Laureate Week captured a distinctive regional and
international mood, underscored by a blend of actors and poets from Saint Lucia,
Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica and Greece.
Activities to mark Nobel Laureate Week continue with Poetry, Music, Theatrical
presentations and a Schools Song Festival, among other activities.