Sunday, December 25, 2011

Actor-Playwright David Heron (left) displays a copy of Jean Lowrie-Chin's 'Souldance' at the November 2011 New York Launch of the book, organised by publicists Anthony Turner (centre) and Dave Rodney, principals of IMAGES Media LLC, and hosted by Ms Gail L Moaney, Executive Vice President of Ruder Finn Inc in East Manhattan.

NEW YORK, USA — Literary arts lovers cheered Jamaican writer Jean Lowrie-Chin at the launch of her book Souldance at the corporate offices of Ruder Finn Inc in midtown Manhattan, New York on Wednesday.

The audience listened to readings of Lowrie Chin's favourite poems and writings.

Lowrie-Chin was joined at the podium by playwright and actor David Heron, much to the delight of the audience. Heron read three pieces from Souldance and had the audience spellbound with his dramatic modulations and his witty references to Lowrie-Chin, whom he described as his long-time mentor and trusted friend.

"I bought seven copies of the book tonight because I was very moved by the readings," said patron Nikimo Palache.

"What I heard tonight was beautiful. I did not want to miss the opportunity to give my closest friends autographed copies of Souldance for the holidays," he continued.

Souldance, now available on is a delightful read as it journeys through Jamaica, sometimes making crucial stops to pay homage to outstanding world citizens like Miss Lou, Usain Bolt, Jessie Ripoll and Barack Obama.

Jamaica's ambassador to the United States Audrey Marks brought greetings, emphasising the importance of celebrating Jamaica's rich culture.

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