Nova Scotian award-winning visual artist, curator, poet, playwright, arts founder/organizer, director and writer David Woods received the 2016 Harry Jerome Award for entertainment by the Black Business and Professional Association of Canada. Born in Trinidad in 1959, Woods immigrated with his parents and four siblings to Dartmouth in 1972. “As a teenager, Woods was a gifted student and initially planned a career in law, but after working with Black youth in Preston he turned his attention to creating drama and performance, literature and painting as a way of capturing the stories of Nova Scotia’s Black communities which he felt were being ignored by history.” (Pride News). (Photo: David Woods. Blackcanadianpoetry.com. Courtesy of David Woods).