Frank Collymore Literary Endowment Awards February 06th, 2000
The Frank Collymore Literary
Endowment Awards were presented at a ceremony held on the 107th
Anniversary of Frank Collymoreís birthday on January 7, 2000.
Award winners were: Dana Gilkes, first place, for her
collection of poems Anatomy Of A Scream. Second place
went to Anthony Kellman for his collection of poems Wings
Of A Stranger while Margaret Prescod-Cisseís A
House Without Windows and Winston Farrellís Dustiní
The Blues came third. Honourable mention was also given to Trevor
Yearwood for his collection of short stories The
Patchwork Boat. Dr Marion Williams, Governor of the Central
Bank of Barbados presented the Awards.
Novelist, poet and journalist
Kevyn Arthur delivered the feature address where he gave a brief
history of Barbadian literature up to the early 1940s.
The Endowment was
established by the Central Bank of Barbados in 1998 to promote
writing in Barbados and to improve access to publication. Ms Margaret
Gill won the first competition in 1999 with her collection
of poems, Alternate Songs From The Kingdom Of The Lily.