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When Talk Matters - Talking Publishing, Poetry and Diversity at Calabash 2018

Poets Jay Bernard, Malika Booker & Ishion Hutchinson talk writing the unwritten

Along with great readings, during the 2018 staging of The Calabash International Literary Festival, the black sands of Treasure beach was also home to great conversations on the main stage as well as in the dining room at Jakes where the Cafe Series continued.

Big Ooman Tings at Calabash 2018

Female writers had strong representation at the Calabash Literary Festival 2018

“All I had were words which are as flimsy as air,” read Tayari Jones, author of An American Marriage.

Four Writers from Jamaica and Trinidad Make Commonwealth Writers Shortlist

Four Writers from Jamaica & Trinidad and Tobago - Commonwealth Writers Shortlist

Four Caribbean writers hailing from Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago made their way to the shortlist for the 2018 Commonwealth Writers Short Story Prize. The 2018 list features 24 stories from only 7 of the over 40 eligible countries and territories. 

Literary Heavyweights for Calabash Literary Festival 2018

Kwame Dawes co-founder and programming director of Calabash

Like moths seeking respite from the encroaching darkness, members of Jamaica's literati flocked to the lights of Redbones the Blues Cafe in n early April for the announcement of the 2018 Calabash Literary Festival.

Imam Baksh Cops Second Burt Award Prize

L-R: Alex Wheatle (2018 Judge), Shakirah Bourne (2018 finalist), Imam Baksh (201

For the first time in its five year history, The Burt Award for Caribbean Young Adult Literature, a writer has won the award for second time. Guyanese author Imam Baksh copped the award for the second time with his manuscript The Dark of the Sea.

Coming Home to Teach - Kwame Dawes for Three Events in Kingston

Kwame Dawes to hold master class, give Edward Baugh lecture and read in Kingston

Kwame Dawes is coming home to teach - at least for a few days. The supremely prolific Dawes will be holding a master class, giving a lecture and be one of the headliners at the 2018 Love Affair With Literature.

Garfield Ellis and Helen Williams Cop Lignum Vitae Awards 2017

Garfield Ellis and Helen Williams winners of the 2017 Lignum Vitae Writing Award

Authors Garfield Ellis and Helen Williams were recently announced as winners of the 2017 Lignum Vitae Writing Awards, copping a total of J$750,000.00 in prizes.

Four Caribbean Writers Make Dublin Literary Award Longlist

Dublin Literary Award Longlist

Four Caribbean authors from Jamaica and Trinidad have made the longlist for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award. A total of 150 books have made this year’s longlist, all of them nominated by public libraries around the world.

Lignum Vitae Awards Shortlist Announced

Tanya Batson-Savage and Kim Robinson-Walcott announce 2017 Lignum Vitae Awards

Six writers, two of whom are making their return the list, have been shortlisted for the 2017 Lignum Vitae Writing Awards, a trio of biennial prizes presented by the Jamaica Writers Society (JaWS) and the Jamaica Copyright Licensing Agency (JAMCOPY).

A Revolution for the Present Day: Girlcott by Florenz Webbe Maxwell

Florenze Webbe Maxwell bring history to life with Girlcott

The year is 1959 and Desma Johnson is eight days away from her sixteenth birthday. When disaster strikes in the form of a cinema boycott, Desma must try to make sense of the rapidly changing world around her and find her place in it before she is swept away by the tides of history.

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