|“AFW-Technology and the Word: Contemporary Manifestations” Nov 10-13, 2016|
Event Description: “Technology is transforming almost every aspect of our world and the theme for the 2016 Alliouagana Festival of the Word (AFW), the 8th literary festival, is Technology and the Word: Contemporary Manifestations. Workshops, presentations and discussions will explore the impacts of technology, some good and some not so good ... The Festival begins on the evening of Thursday, November 10 with the 4th Distinguished Lecture in the Alphonsus ‘Arrow’ Cassell Memorial Lecture Series, by Dr Samuel Joseph who established Montserrat’s first software company, LavaBits. His topic, in keeping with the theme and Arrow’s legacy, is ICTs Transforming Cultural Industries. The festival welcomes international guests who will highlight a range of topics pertinent to Montserrat and its technological development including J.D Scott (writer and one of the Scott brothers of HGTV fame), co-presenting with Annalee Belle (who uses social media for promoting business ideas), Alan Springer (educator who takes a critical look at the dangers of technology and advises on keeping children safe in the digital world), Amanda Springer (blogger and artist), Eva Greene Wilson (creator of the award-winning Caribbean parenting blog, SocaMom.com) and locally-based Nerissa Golden who will provide her perspective on innovative uses of technology ... For the full schedule and further information, please visit http://litfest.ms.” — Read more: AFW Litfest-Facebook and AFW Litfest
About Alliouagana Festival of the Word: “Mission - To promote a world class annual literary festival that connects partners, sponsors, artists, musicians and creative writers in a celebratory environment and fosters unparalleled development in local publishing. Vision - We strive to attract growing numbers of visitors, award winning authors, and publishers to sustain economic and cultural growth in Montserrat through mutually beneficial linkages with local, regional, and global markets ... ” — Read more: AFW Litfest-Facebook and AFW LitfestFor further information: AFW Litfest-Facebook and AFW Litfest. For further information about the Venue: Montserrat Cultural Centre. Related Articles: http://www.discovermni.com/2016/10/alliouagana-festival-of-the-word-begins-november-10-2016/ and http://socamom.com/s/index.php/blog/15-blogging/180-alliouagana-festival-of-the-word-in-montserrat-november-10-13.
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