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Winston Farrell works at the Barbados Youth Service as the Cultural Arts Officer. A practicing Stage Director, Poet and Playwright, Farrell holds a Master in Theatre and Development Studies from the University of Leeds.

Farrell’s love for writing started as a fun activity in the class room and grew into a lifelong practice. He gained a Writer/Artist in residence with the Hudson Valley Writers Guild and the University of Albany NY in the early nineties and in Kentucky at the Jefferson Community College and the University of Louiseville in 2000 and 2002.

As a poet Farrell hss been published in literary journals such as Race Today; the stellar published anthology Crossing Water by the Greenfield press NY, Kyk-over-al, July 1991; Trinidadian New Voices, Banja, created by The NCF, Poui, a UWI Cave Hill Journal and Voices Writers Collective, to name a few. 

In addition to his first collection of Poems Echoes of Young Blood’ (out of stock), He has also released recordings of his rhythm Poetry – Lion on the Loose and Earth Spirit on which the popular Bus Man is featured. His Red Ribbons CD features the voice of vocalist Lisa Howell and the youth and remains an HIV/Aids fundraiser.

Busting the Blues won joint third prize in the Frank Collymore Literary Endowment in 2000 and has been recently updated for publication with a forward by Professor Curwin Best. In 2002 he received the Prime Minister’s Award for his collection, Poems Off Island Streets and in 2003 he won the 1st prize with a collection entitled, Barefoot on Ice. Farrell has also gained the Daily News Prize for poetry in the Caribbean Writer Journal. 

 

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