JWIL kicks off June with another Twitter residency. Between June 7 and 14, Faizal Deen – @faizalbynight – is tweeting about the great Caribbean writer, George Lamming. This residency will coincide with Lamming’s 94th birthday on June 8th, 2021!
Faizal Deen was born in Georgetown, Guyana and moved to Canada in the late 1970s. He is the author of two books of poetry. His first book Land Without Chocolate, a Memoir (1999) was shortlisted for the AM Klein Prize in Poetry. The Greatest Films (2016) is his second book. JWIL Vol. 26 No.1 (2018) featured an interview with Deen entitled “The Anger of Very, Very Restless Spirits”: Plantation Arrivals, Diasporic Departures and Other Queer Narratives of Caribbean Becoming—A Conversation with Faizal Deen.”
JWIL also welcomes proposals and ideas for other Twitter residencies. Our previous residencies have included a focus on Kamau Brathwaite and on Caribbean archives. See our Call For Submissions for JWIL Twitter Residencies.