Dr. Corinth Morter-Lewis releases New Book - Commits Proceeds to Restore Belize Print E-mail
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Written by Shane D. Williams   
Thursday, 09 May 2013 00:00

Hon. Patrick Faber, Dr. Corinth Morter-Lewis and Sir Colville YoungAn anonymous source once said, “Poetry doesn’t belong to those who write it, but to those who need it.” Dr. Corinth Morter-Lewis is in a league of her own in the class of poets for her generation and on Wednesday, May 8th, she released a pair of books that the country of Belize desperately needs right now, “Moments in Time Volume 1: A Collection of Poems, Short Stories and a Play” and “Moments in Time Volume 2: A Collection of Poems, Two Short Stories & a Play”.

Volume 1 is written in a style that should satisfy the literary taste of adults and Volume 2 is written to appeal to children. The books contain poems, short narratives and plays that take readers back in time to more peaceful days when the sewer system was the nearest canal and laundry was hard work. Minister of Education, Youth and Sports, Hon. Patrick Faber, said, “I love this book because it is extremely important for us to remember where we came from.” He spoke of his two sons, who know nothing about slop buckets or the days when Swing Bridge swung regularly and said, “I believe this book will greatly benefit children now and in the future by providing insight into the daily activities of Belizeans in the past.” He continued, “Dr. Morter-Lewis certainly has been a role model for me.”

The Governor General of Belize, Sir Colville Young referred to Dr. Morter-Lewis as a renaissance woman who excelled both in the sciences and humanities. She is best known for her poem “Tribute to the Belizean Flag”, which was written in 1981 to commemorate Belize’s Independence. Dr. Morter-Lewis’ first publication was a collection of poems in 1976 entitled “Share My Song”. She also wrote “Escape to Nomo-Nomo in 1999 and “Heritage” in 2004. Of her latest book, “Moments in Time”, she said, “This book is for you.” Though Dr. Morter-Lewis is the author, the book tells the tales of an entire generation. |

The books will be available for purchase at most major bookstores at $35 each. The proceeds of Volume 2 will go to Restore Belize. Marie Munoz of Restore Belize expressed the organizations gratitude to Dr. Morter-Lewis. She said that the operations of Restore Belize are sponsored mainly by Government, foreign missions and private companies; therefore, it is truly inspirational for an individual to make such a contribution. Munoz said that the funds from the book will be used to provide high school scholarships for needy children.