Eintou Pearl Springer
One of the most prolific female playwrights, poets and activists of Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean region, Eintou’s plays have been performed internationally to critical acclaim. They focus mainly on the heritage and culture of her birthplace, Trinidad and Tobago. All of her plays from ‘Harmony in Diversity’ to ‘Kambule’, ‘Sesa Woruban’ and ‘Baby Doll meets Midnight Robber’ contain authentic historical facts which ensure that her plays are not only educational, but they reveal aspects of the indigenous culture of Trinidad and Tobago which are still largely unexplored.
Eintou Springer is the recipient of a national award, the Humming Bird Silver Medal, for her contribution to the development and propagation of Arts and Culture.
An award-winning actress, she was awarded the 2004 Vanguard Award of the National Drama Association of Trinidad and Tobago (NDATT), an organisation that she helped to form. She also conceptualised and managed the Best Village Junior programme for three years.
Ms. Springer is the author of several books of poetry, and was honoured by the Circle of Poets as of Poet Laureate of Port of Spain from 2002-2009.
Ms. Springer is the founding librarian of the National Heritage library of The National Library and Information Service (NALIS); as a librarian, she has over 40 years of specialisation in Caribbean bibliography. She has created the curriculum at both the associate and degree level at the College of Science Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago (COSTAAT).