Shirley Allan from Laplaine Dominica

Writing has been very important to Shirley, she started at a very young age writing to herself to express her thoughts and feelings. Writing has always been therapeutic to her. It took some time for her to share her writings, for a long time she kept the poems, and essays to herself.

In 2000, Shirley started sharing her work. She submitted some of her poems to
and everything she submitted was published, that gave her the confidence to continue. She has written many essays and poems, in a series called “Conversations with Myself searching For Meaning”. Some published, some still unpublished. She also has a biography of her life experiences ready for publication. She has published one book of stories from her village and is currently working on two projects.

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