Nobel Prize winner opens ethics/religion, society lecture series with talk on Caribbean life

Derek Walcott presents 'Impact of Globalization on Caribbean Life and Culture' on Oct. 8 at 7:00 p.m. in Schiff Family Conference Center | October 1, 2006

Derek Walcott, winner of the 1992 Nobel Prize for Literature, is speaking on Sunday, Oct. 8, at 7:00 p.m. at the Schiff Family Conference Center. His presentation, “The Impact of Globalization on Caribbean Life and Culture,” is part of the 2006-2007 ethics/religion and society (E/RS) lecture series.

Walcott has published five books of plays, including Dream on Monkey Mountain and Other Plays, which won the Obie Award for distinguished foreign plays. Walcott’s poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Kenyon Review, The New York Review of Books, The Nation, London Magazine, Antaeus and other periodicals. He has published 10 books of poetry, including Collected Poems 1948-1984, which won the 1986 Los Angeles Times book prize for poetry.

The Xavier Players are also presenting a collection of Walcott’s work. Titled “Derek Walcott: Caribbean Blend,” it is a collection of scenes and poetry combined with story-telling, singing, dancing, and calypso rhythms that look at the conflict between the heritage of European and West Indian culture. The show runs Oct. 5-8 in the Gallagher Student Center theater.

For more information please contact Sarah Melcher at 513 745-2043.