Guyana Digital Tent – Virtual Gateway opened to Preserve Guyanese Culture

Guyana Digital Tent – Virtual Gateway opened to Preserve Guyanese Culture

The Academic Working Group of the National Commemoration Commission launched the Jubilee Literary Festival (Jubilee LitFest) this afternoon at the National Library with the unveiling of the Guyana Digital Tent. This online site was produced by students of the School of Media Arts and Studies at Ohio University. The Digital Tent is a searchable and expandable platform that contains information about Guyana produced by Guyanese and non-Guyanese. This site will be constantly updated.
The Jubilee LitFest is a legacy initiative. The goal is to improve literary life in Guyana through a distinctive and sustainable literary festival. Among the objectives are to:     
• Raise the nation’s awareness of Guyana’s literary heritage
• Encourage reading and support literacy
• Increase the competencies of emerging creative writers in Guyana
• Improve Guyana’s standing as a destination with a distinctive cultural product
• Establish an organization to ensure sustainability of the literary festival

Jubilee LitFest was conceptualized by Guyanese living in Guyana and in the Diaspora. Members of this team include:

  • Juliet Emanuel(USA)
    Jocelyne Josiah (Guyana)
    Wayne McWatt (UK)
    Henry Muttoo (Cayman Islands(
    Brenda Richards (USA)
    Eugene Williams (Jamaica)
    Gentian Miller(Guyana)
    Dr. Juanita Cox Westmaas (UK)
    Ave Maria Brewster (USA)
    Claire Patterson-Monah (USA)
    Claire Ann Goring (USA)
    Alim Hosein (Guyana)
    Al Creighton (Guyana)
    Dr. Vibert Cambridge (USA)

Please join me in extending congratulations to the students in the Spring 2016 course MDIA 4176/5176: Technology, Communication, and Culture.
Special thanks are also extended to Nadia Gamal-Carter, Archivist, National Archives of Guyana for her ongoing support with this project.
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