Author: MNI Alive | Date: 29 August 2020
The enchantment of Black and gold, coupled with charm and class helped set the theme for the book launch of Beautiful Chaos – a poetry collection by Jo-Annah Richards. The event took place on Friday August 14th, 2020 the Oasis Spa in Runaway Ghaut, Montserrat.
The venue was decorated beautifully, with a balloon decorated area for photographs, with black and gold adorned cocktail tables on the outside for mingling. Guests were able to purchase books, receive personal signed copies by the Author, and also take photos with the author. The ambience was further set with soft jazz music; wine and delicious finger treats.
Miss Richards pleased the audience with the reading of her powerful poem Beautiful Blackness which conveyed a positive message about the beauty and power of being black. The poem illuminated the importance of self-love, pride and self-acceptance, with one stanza reading:
“But what is truly ours cannot be stolen
But our truth, it seems we have forgotten
Our unique and beautiful blackness
Caramel, mocha and mahogany greatness.”
The event was a success with the books “flying off the table” and event goers calling the event “classy”. It was also noted that ventures such as this provide an important step towards “Caribbean self-sufficiency”
Beautiful Chaos, which is Jo-Annah’s second publication, is available on Amazon and also by pre-order on Montserrat from the author.
Beautiful Chaos is available on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Beautiful-Chaos-Miss-Jo-Annah-Richards/dp/1093171510/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=beautiful+chaos+jo-annah+richards&qid=1597676746&sr=8-1
Her first publication, The Ill Concepts of the Caribbean Woman is also available on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Ill-Concepts-Caribbean-Woman/dp/1456399292/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1597676918&sr=1-1
Website/Blog and Social media handles
- Instagram: @joannah14
- Facebook: @joannahrichardsauthor