Beverly Smith-Dawson, who completed her Certificate in Feature Film Writing, won the Mermaid Award in the Stage Play category of the 2010 Moondance Film Festival, held in Boulder, Colorado in September. Her play, “On the Wings of the Hummingbird,” tells two tales of friendship during Carnival in Trinidad and includes classic characters such as Pierrot Grenade and Midnight Robber. Like Carnival, it’s filled with music and dance.

Of her Writers’ Program experience, Beverly says this: “Back in the ‘real world,’ I miss having scheduled time to learn and write. The Writers’ Program teachers are the best! My classmates are the best!”

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