A tradition at UWI, Mona, Professor Baugh’s speech-writing workshop is among the most popular in the workshop series hosted by the Department of Literatures in English. The workshop will meet for three hours on three consecutive Saturdays: February 25, March 4, and March 11. The workshop will be useful to professional speechwriters such as public relations and communications specialists, managers, media professionals and educators, as well as non-professionals interested in improving their speech-writing skills.
While serving as the Public Orator for UWI, Mona, Professor Baugh delighted and entertained audiences at the annual graduation ceremonies with his presentation of citations for honorary graduates. His collection Chancellor, I Present (2000), documents more than a decade of these memorable speeches. He will share with workshop participants the knowledge, skills and techniques in the art of speech writing that he has accumulated over his many years as a public speaker and speechwriter.
Edward Baugh is Professor Emeritus of English at UWI, Mona, a renowned scholar of Anglophone Caribbean poetry, and the author of poetry collections including Black Sand: New and Selected Poems (2013). His distinguished record of service to UWI includes three terms as head of the Department of English, and terms as dean and vice-dean of the Faculty of Arts and General Studies. As well as holding leadership positions in the West Indian Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies and the Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies, Professor Baugh has adjudicated major literary competitions including the Commonwealth Writers Prize.
For more information or to register, please contact the Department of Literatures in English at 927-2217 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited.