BOOK PRESENTATION: On hand for the book reading and presentation were left to right: Donald Glass, VP of Human Resources, Old Bahama Bay by Ginn sur Mer; Rouen Robinson, author; Cardinal Woods, Principal, West End Primary School; and Bob Van Bergen, VP & General Manager, Ginn sur Mer.
WEST END, Grand Bahama ISLAND – Young author, Rouen Robinson recently read excerpts of his book Random Moments Rule to students at West End Primary School as part of their weekly reading program coordinated by Old Bahama Bay by Ginn sur Mer.
Robinson shared some of the 140 poems in his book that he describes as a time capsule of his life and some of the relationships that have shaped it.
“I was in a car accident last year and it left me with time to think about some of the goals in my life that I haven’t reached as yet,” he said. “One of them was publishing a collection of my poetry as a way of leaving my mark on the world, to show I was here.”
The primary school students were excited to hear the poems Robinson wrote over a 19-year period, including one he penned as a grade student.
“It was a blessing to see the enthusiasm on their faces and the pure joy in their reactions,” Robinson said.
Robinson was born in St. Lucia but moved to Grand Bahama Island in 1984 along with his family. His father is Curtis Robinson, a priest who heads St. Jude’s Anglican Church in Smith’s Point. Robinson attended Mary Star of the Sea, the former Freeport Anglican High School, Nova Southeastern and the University of Nebraska. He is currently employed by Caleb Brett as a laboratory technician at the Bahamas Oil Refinery Company Ltd (BORCO).