ANDRENE BONNER, M.S. Ed., M.A., B.A., is a Jamaican-born, U.S. based educator, award winning author, producer, director, singer, songwriter, poet, folk life specialist, and an accomplished actress.
Bonner's writings have been published in Kapu-Sens: California State University Northridge Literary Journal, Carib Press News Magazine, Cafe Africana Journal and The Caribbean Writer. Her recently published coming-of-age book, Olympic Gardens received the prestigious 2009 Lorna Goodison Caribbean Award for Transformative Literature.
Ms. Bonner is a member of National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), Poetry Society of America (PSA), and the Los Angeles Women in Music. She is the Founder and Artistic Director of Caribbean World Arts and Culture, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to research, advocacy, preservation, and exhibition of works that reflect the Caribbean experience.