Writer-in-Residence gives reading

  • Andrea Stuart (Photograph supplied)

    Andrea Stuart (Photograph supplied)

  • Community affairs minister Lovitta Foggo delivers her remarks (Photograph supplied)

    Community affairs minister Lovitta Foggo delivers her remarks (Photograph supplied)


The Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports the Hon. Lovitta Foggo JP MP attended a reading by Bermuda’s 2019 Writer-in-Residence and guest author Andrea Stuart. The Minister provided brief welcome remarks at the event.

Ms Stuart is on the island to facilitate a three-week Writer-In-Residence programme which is intended to encourage 14 local writers to develop their craft in a supportive environment. The programme is organized by the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs.

Ms Stuart’s first book, Showgirls, was published in 1996 and was adapted into a two-part documentary for the Discovery Channel in 1998 and has since inspired a theatrical show, a contemporary dance piece and a number of burlesque performances. Her second book, The Rose of Martinique: A Biography of Napoleon’s Josephine, was published in 2003. The Rose of Martinique won the Enid McLeod Literary Prize in 2004. Her third book Sugar in the Blood: One Family’s Story of Slavery and Empire was published in 2012. It was shortlisted for the BOCAS Literary Prize and the Spears Book Award and was the Boston Globe’s non-fiction pick of 2013. She has been published in numerous anthologies and her articles have been published in a range of newspapers and magazines.

Press release from the Ministry of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports

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Published Feb 8, 2019 at 10:51 am (Updated Feb 8, 2019 at 10:51 am)

Writer-in-Residence gives reading

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