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Ubud Writing Retreat


"Kwasi Shade is an artist/New Media Activist based in Trinidad. He is interested in representing the true myriad of Caribbean dichotomies in his stories and testing the parameters of Creole dialect vernacular.

Recently, he participated in the Cropper Foundation Writers’ Workshop, Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival’s three (3) part Screenwriters’ Workshop with the Canadian High Commission, Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival’s Producers’ Lab and Monique and Kei's writers’ retreat.

He has participated in four group exhibitions. Kirschmann Gallery, New Orleans, “Between Stitches”, Alice Yard, Trinidad, “SYOS”, and Granderson Lab, Trinidad, “For so is so and also” and Nuit Rose. His poetry and short stories have appeared in Pree Lit, Moko Magazine, New Local mag and Culturego Magazine.

He was a 2010 Trinidad and Tobago film festival Ident award recipient. He is a Film and History student at the University of the West Indies."

I have been lucky. Over the years, I have both surrendered dreams and lived others. One of those dreams is to see a foreign culture. I'm an undeveloped writer and I believe travel is crucial to the development of any writer.

I ain't ever been no where! It's sad really...

I feel like I know nothing about what is Trinidad.

I have been offered another opportunity. I have been chosen as one of four writers to attend a writing residency in Indonesia. It is exciting. I'd love any help I can get. The time will be used to finish my novel manuscript, ''Makem Liars."

Mak'em Liars is the story of three factions of Carnival Characters fighting for political control of a fictional Caribbean island, Anansi.

Any queries can be made at mngcrstudios@hotmail.co.uk or 18683965922

Image download titled: Carnival in Pos May 1888

The amount I am asking for is to be used to pay for part airfare. The residency covers airfare from the UK to Bali. Not Trinidad to the UK. It also covers accomodation for two months. It however recommends that I am prepared with travel expenses.

I have rounded off everything to $20,000TTD.

Thanks so much for the help guys.
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Kwasi

Created Jan 31, 2019 Chaguanas

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