C.C.L.A
.      Member's Trip to Cuba
January 21st - February 4th 2010


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Travel Gallery  or visit our  2009 Trip to Cuba
                                                                 2008 Trip to Cuba
                                                                  2007 Trip to Cuba

                                     

          Members, please if you have any photos to contribute
            to our photo gallery.. feel free to email them to bcshadow@rogers.com

  Photos by
Workshops
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Readings at the Jose Marti Tomb
 Photos by
Library Book Launch Readings
 Photos by
Book Store Readings
  Photos by
UNEAC Readings
  Photos by
Colin Morton, Ottawa ON
 Photos by
Karen & John Cole, Whitby ON
  Photos by
Anna Plesums, Alliston, ON
  Photos by   
Tai / Richard Grove, Brighton ON

Anyone on the trip - if you have any photos we'd love to add them here!  :-)

C.C.L.A. Trip to Cuba 2010



 
CCLA Workshops in Cuba

Each year there is a selection of workshops offered

Haiku Workshop with George Swede

John B. Lee, Writer in Residence, Workshop

Tai / Richard Grove, CCLA President

Late afternoons feedback offered

Kim Grove - 'Digging for Gold'
Memoir Workshop

 


CCLA Readings at the Jose Marti Tomb
in Santiago
de Cuba

 

At Jose Marti

Jose Marti Statue

Jose Marti Tomb

Boarding our bus
The CCLA group arrived
John B. Lee reading
Merle Amodeo reading
J. Graham Ducker
Manuel Leon - CCLA Vice Pres.
Colin Morton getting ready to read

Kim Grove, reading, Richard Grove (back)
UNEAC Member (center) Manuel (right)


CCLA Library Book Launch Readings & Presentation, Santiago the Cuba

Richard Grove, CCLA President
speaking to the audience & CCLA group
Manuel Leon, (center table)Vice Pres. CCLA (Cuba)
UNEAC Representative  Maria Elena Alvarez Lopez
Manuel introducing John B. Lee with new release
John was the CCLA's Trip Writer in Residence
Manuel Leon, CCLA Vice President Reading
Donations of books presented to Library
   


UNEAC Readings
 

Richard Grove,(L) Pres. CCLA &
(center) UNEAC Santiago de Cuba
President Rodulfo Miguel Vaillant García &
(R) Manuel Leon, Vice Pres CCLA

Sharing a good time

UNEAC Musician & Wency Rosales CCLA Member

(L) Anna Plesums, CCLA member with
UNEAC Representative Maria Elena Alvarez Lopez
translating for Anna

Graham Ducker (L) & Translator Wency Rosales

Mary Lee Bragg (with Chapbook) & Wency Rosales

Miriam Delgado reading

   



Book Store Readings
 

UNEAC & Richard Grove
to Introduce Books

Richard Grove, CCLA Pres.
Introduces the 'Ambassador' Book

John B. Lee reading from the Ambassador

Miriam Reading
CCLA Ambassador Stella Ducker Reading
and UNEAC Representative
Maria Elena Alvarez Lopez translated
Wency Rosales Presenting his Chapbook
   

Photos by Colin Morton, Ottawa ON

 

Colin Morton & Mary Lee Bragg
taking a break at UNEAC

Mary Lee Bragg  (right) presented her Chapbook
& CCLA  Ambassador Wency looking on.

Workshop with John B. Lee at Santiago Bacanao

Waiting for the tour bus

Colin's Book Launch

Book Launch Audience

UNEAC Santiago de Cuba
President Rodulfo Miguel Vaillant García

UNEAC Representative
Maria Elena Alvarez Lopez

Mary Lee Bragg - Reading from her book
and Wency Translating

Heredia House



Photos by Karen & John Cole, Whitby ON

Karen L. Cole is the author of the recently-published memoir Lifting the Veil.
She is working on a novel based on her teaching in Jamaica, Southern Exposure.
John Cole, a retired head of geography for TDSB, is the president of Quicksilver
Dragonboat Team and the coach of a women's team, Brainwaves. He is also
 an avid gardener and lives with Karen and their retriever in Whitby, Ontario.
 

Cuban sunrise
The road to Guantanamo. Do Not Enter
View of Santiago de Cuba from El Morro
Smoking hasn't hurt this lady!
Never too old to dance
Beautiful Cuban children


Photos by Anna Plesums, Alliston, Ontario

Went to Santiago de Cuba in January 2010 as part of the CCLA group.

Reading together with the Cuban writers

Maria Elena (R)  translating Anna's  reading.

CCLA Workshop

Marti Tomb
L- Manuel Leon, Vice Pres &
John B. Lee (R) CCLA member



Photos by Richard Grove, Brighton, Ontario

Santiago Fort

Iguana Guarding the Fort

Happy Guys Guarding the Fort

Santiago Fort

Santiago Fort

Santiago Fort

Iguana still keeping watch

 

Santiago Fort

 

Cuban Girl on the beach

Cuban Baby on the beach