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Entertainment of Thursday, 30 October 2008

Source: Ghana Celebrities

Major Project to Record the Voices of Ghana's Poets

*U.S. English Professor to record and archive online as many Ghanaian poets as possible***

American poet and teacher Laban Hill, in partnership with *One Ghana, One Voice*, Ghana's only online poetry magazine, will be travelling the country throughout November in a major project to video record Ghanaian poets reading their work. These recordings will be profiled on *One Ghana, One Voice* and will be archived both there and on the PEN America website.

Hill, who is currently teaching English on exchange at the University of Cape Coast, will be making himself available to appointments with interested poets throughout the month of November. For those living in Accra, he will be travelling to the city and making recordings at the University of Ghana, Legon on the weekend of November 16th-17th.

When asked about why he was undertaking the project, Hill asserted, "I am hoping to promote as many writers from Ghana as possible while I'm here and when I return to the United States. My goal is to promote the poetry of Ghana to the world and to document living Ghanaian poets and their work."

All poets, both established and up-and-coming, are encouraged to contact Hill and book an appointment. He can be reached at 020-6250402 or by email at labanhill@yahoo.com.

Laban Carrick Hill is the author of more than 25 books of poetry, fiction and nonfiction. He* *has* *garnered more than 30 awards and honors for his writing. His website is: www.labanhill.com. His partner in this project, *One Ghana, One Voice *has been operating as Ghana's only online poetry magazine since March 2007, and has featured the work of over 40 Ghanaian poets. Interested readers are encouraged to visit the site at http://oneghanaonevoice.com.

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