Saturday, September 24, 2016

Literature: Walcott's home becomes a museum

from the NY Times

To commemorate the talents of the Nobel-Prize winner Derek Walcott, the poet’s childhood home in Castries, Saint Lucia, has become a museum.
The two-level home houses Mr. Walcott’s many watercolor paintings as well as exhibit photographs of his childhood and decades-long career. Called Walcott’s Place, the pale yellow house with white trim is at the intersection of Chaussee Road and Grasse Street. Located a few blocks from the home of the Nobel-Prize winning economist Sir Arthur Lewis, the museum also honors Mr. Walcott’s twin brother who died in 2000, Roderick, who was a playwright and theater director.
The home has served as a reference point for many poems by Mr. Walcott, including his epic work, “Omeros.” A studio space for art and writing workshops will be completed in a few years.
Suggested donations are $5 for adults and $2 for children under 12.

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