President: Mrs. Delmaude Ryan
Become involved ... stay connected to your Alma Mater
through the UWIAA - Montserrat Chapter!
Open Campus Centre
P.O. Box 256, Manjack, Montserrat
Montserrat UWI Graduates include:
Prof. J.A. George Irish, Prof. & Director of the Caribbean Research Centre, Medgar Evers
College, City of New York
Reuben Meade, Leader of the Opposition and former Chief Minister
Mrs. Sheree Jemmotte
Ms. Laurine Fenton
Mrs. Candia Williams
The UWIAA Montserrat is supporting the Open Campus Montserrat in putting on the 2nd Alliouagana Festival of the Word in Montserrat.
The Caribbean's Emerald Isle welcomes lovers of literature for the annual literary festival, November 12-14, 2010. Literary enthusiasts are invited to attend the Alliouagana Festival of the Word. With the theme "Discovering New Worlds Through Words" . The three-day event will bring together, acclaimed writers and readers from the Caribbean, North America, the UK and Australia for readings, conversations, lectures, panel discussions and workshops. Confirmed speakers include award-winning poet and author, Kwame Dawes, screenwriter and novelist Eric Jerome Dickey. Beginning Friday, November 12 at 6:30 p.m., the festivities will start with a grand opening ceremony and a launch of books about Montserrat of yesteryear by Montserratian authors, Dorine O’Garro and David Bradshaw. This will be followed by a Music Explosion with Garvin “Scrappy” Johnson and the Black Rhythm Band, led by Cecil 'Cepeke' Lake. On Saturday, patrons of the word will have the chance to take part in open-mic sessions, writing workshops, presentations and book signings with authors such as Frané Lessac, Rachel Manley, Mark Greenwood, Howard Fergus, Opal Palmer Adisa and Edgar Nkosi White. At 8 p.m. at the Montserrat Cultural Centre, the audience will be treated to a live dramatic staging of Edgar Nkosi White’s play Count It All Joy.During the three-day event, visitors will also have the opportunity to view the Soufriere Hills Volcano, explore Montserrat’s slopes and mountainous vistas on the many hiking trails, catch a glimpse of the Montserrat Oriole while bird watching and tour the picturesque tropical landscape of the island. The festival culminates on Sunday, November 14 with more dramatic presentations, readings and workshops. One of the highlight of the evening will be the viewing of the video “My Little Island,” at 5 p.m. at the Cultural Centre. The video, starring LeVar Burton, is based on the children’s book of the same name by author Frané Lessac and portrays life on the island of Montserrat.For details on Montserrat’s Alliouagana Festival of the Word, visit www.litfest.ms or call 664.491.3924.
Montserrat, the only country outside of Ireland that celebrates St. Patrick‘s Day as a national holiday, is a lush green and mountainous island in the Eastern Caribbean. Known fondly as the Emerald Isle of the Caribbean, this pear shaped island is a traveler’s paradise for nature lovers, divers, adventurers, family and villa vacationers, and honeymooners. This British overseas territory boasts the spectacular Soufrière Hills Volcano, a modern day Pompeii in the form of its buried former capital city Plymouth, alongside lush, green mountains, world class nature trails, deserted dark sand beaches, untouched reefs and a quiet friendly charm reminiscent of the way the Caribbean used to be. For more information on Montserrat and its breathtaking scenery and unspoiled, unpolluted coral and volcanic vistas, visit www.visitmontserrat.com.