Ian Jackson was born in the island of Dominica and is a founder member of the Dominica Writer’s Guild registered in 1981. He has won eight National poetry competitions, the most by any writer in his country. ‘Jacko’ as he is affectionately called, is a 2013 recipient the of the Golden Drum award for Literature and song writing, the highest cultural award of his country.
He’s a teacher, a leading song writer, musician and free- lance columnist for the Sun Newspaper in Dominica. He won a Creative Writing Fellowship to the Florida State University in 1994 and holds an MBA from Leicester University with specialism in Marketing.
His lifelong dedication as an artist and the documentation of the same, has led him to this publication called: SPOTLIGHTING THE ARTS which he dedicates to his two children Kiwani and Janae and also to the readers of his weekly column – Spotlight.