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Another Heated Love Affair With Lit!

Prof Mervyn Morris, Sharon Millar, Tanya Shirley and Roland Watson-Grant

The Department of Literatures in English unsheathed another heated Love Affair With Literature to start off the 2015 edition of the Kingston Book Festival. With a quartet that Dr.

JaWS and JAMCOPY to Award $1M in Prizes to Jamaican Writers

The Lignum Vitae Awards: The Una Marson, Vic Reid and Jean D'Costa prizes

Potentially endangered is one way to describe the lignum vitae, a tree renowned for its medicinal and mechanical applications. This wood of life was once in great demand in shipping yards worldwide for its strength and durability.

Kingston Book Fest 2015: Over 24 Events in 8 Days

Poet Tanya Shirley reads at KBF2013

Members of Jamaica’s book industry are gearing up for the 4th annual Kingston Book Festival, which will turn the city’s attention towards all things bookish over eight days. The festival takes place March 1-8, 2015.

Mervyn and Miss Lou: Louise Bennett and Jamaican Culture Launched by Literary Icons

Professor Mervyn Morris Poet Laureate of Jamaica

It was a celebration of two Jamaican icons as the Faculty of Humanities and Eduction at the University of the West Indies, Mona, launched Mervyn Morris’ Miss Lou: Louise Bennett and Jamaican Culture.

Mervyn Morris Miss Lou to Be Launched at UWI, Mona

Mervyn Morris' MIss Lou to be Launched

The combined talents of dub poets Oku Onuora, Jean Binta Breeze, and Mutabaruka as well as storyteller Amina Blackwook Meeks will set the stage for the celebration of the body of work and contributions of Poet Laureate Mervyn Morris with the launch of his latest book Miss Lou:  L

Verses Poetry Slam Grand Prize Doubles

Verses Poetry Slam 2015

The Bocas Lit Fest has doubled the grand prize for the 2015 Verses Poetry Slam, moving from a grand prize of TT$10,000 to TT$20,000 and therefore making it the Caribbean’s largest purse for a performance poetry competition. 

Jean Binta Breeze and Linton Kwesi Johnson Shower Poetry on Montego Bay

Linton Kwesi Johnson and Jean Binta Breeze

The sound of airplanes taxing as they landed and took off filled the Montego Bay evening, but it was poetry hat was to take flight.

Claudia Rankine and Marlon James - Finalists for National Book Critics Circle Awards

Marlon James and Claudia Rankine

Jamaican writers, poet Claudia Rankine (Citizen: An American Lyric) and novelist Marlon James (A Brief History of Seven Killings) are among the list of 30 finalists for the National Book Critics Circle awards for the best books of 20

Guyana Prize for Literature and Caribbean Award Open for Entries

Guyana Prize for Literature and Guyana Prize for Literature Caribbean Awards

The Guyana Prize for Literature and the recently introduced Caribbean Award are now open for entries. The Guyana Prize for Literature, established in 1987, is one of the region’s oldest existing awards for literature.

The Poet With Soft Things to Sell - Tanya Shirley, Merchant of Feathers

Tanya Shirley reads from The Merchant of Feathers

The lecture theatre at the new Faculty of Medical Sciences complex echoed with music, poetry and praise as Tanya Shirley’s sophomore collection The Merchant of Feathers was ushered into the world.

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