Last month Dr. Kim Dismont Robinson from the Bermuda Ministry of Community and Cultural Affairs reached out to me to ask if I would come and be a part of the Writer-in-Residence Programme in Bermuda this October. I would be responsible for helping direct some three weeks of workshops for interested writers, with a focus on genre.
It’s always a huge honor when the islands reach back out to me. And for anyone to reach out to ask me to teach or guide up and coming writers.
I accepted, and am happy to announce if you’re a reader from Bermuda, I’ll be there from September 27th through October 19th as Writer-in-Residence. There should be some opportunities to come ask me about writing and business outside of the workshop, and possibly a reading. Keep an eye out!
My previous experience in Bermuda amounts to a mere two days stopped there while passing through working on a yacht, so I’m eager to connect with the island some more.
Each Caribbean island has its own history, story, and vibe. While there’s a tremendous commonality, every stay in an island different than the ones I grew up on teaches me new and wonderful things, so I’m very excited and grateful for this.
What a life. Again, sometimes I pinch myself, because that little poor kid from the harbor in Lance Aux Pines Grenada could hardly have imagined this would be my future. As I said on twitter:
When your roots reach out to pull you back, it’s sort of special. Hard to completely describe. But important to me. Is not just the sun.
— Tobias Buckell (@tobiasbuckell) June 4, 2014