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Jamaican Illustrators Challenged to 'Draw' on Comics

Alex Simmons author of Black Jack speaks to writers and illustrators

Writer Alex Simmons challenged the writers, animators and illustrators who gathered at the lecture ‘Blacks in Comics’ to draw for  use comics as a medium to properly represent Jamaican culture in a global space.

The Bookish Side of Reggae

Proud authors of Reggae texts at the International Reggae Conference 2013

The pool of books about diverse aspects of Jamaican music deepens each year. This expanding bibliography is a critical part of not just documenting scholarship but ensuring the preservation of information about its evolution, the trends and the various elements of the culture.

Kingston Book Festival 2013 Launched

Kingston’s book industry is planning a takeover of the city in early March. Plans for a multi-venue festival were unveiled at the launch of the 2nd installment of the annual Kingston Book Festival which is planned for March 2 - 10, 2013.

Mel Cooke Get's Ready to "Seh Sup'm

Melville Cooke reading at the launch of Seh Sup'm: Live From Kingston

Poet and journalist Melville Cooke staged a successful launch of his second anthology of poems, a live album titled Seh Sup’m: Live From Kingston. To do so, he teamed up with the Poetry Society of Jamaica as the featured poet of their first fellowship of the year.

John Agard Receives Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry

Poet John Agard

Guyanese poet John Agard has joined the literary star spangled list of recipients of the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry.

Kei Miller Takes Up Residency at UWI

Kei Miller

Poet and author Kei Miller armed with his newly minted PhD and his constantly expanding literary repertoire, will be Writer in Residence in the Department of Literatures in English at UWI Mona. The residency will run for the upcoming semester.

Talking and Writing Divorce - Opal Palmer Adisa

Opal Palmer Adisa

It is the season of sorrel and cake, but a platter of prose and poetry by Opal Palmer Adisa was also served up at Redbones the Blues Cafe. Palmer Adisa’s menu included selections from the anthology she co-edited Caribbean Erotic and her second novel Painting Away Regrets.

Jamaica Gets It's First YA Series - Coop Clan

Kerine Miller author of Coop Clan

As an increasing number of writers take publishing into their own hands, the Jamaican book landscape is becoming increasingly varied.

Beverly East Launches Bat Mitzvah Girl

Beverly East (left) and Carolyn Cooper

As the sun set over Kingston on Thursday night, December 6, Beverly East launched her memoir Bat Mitzvah Girl: Memories of a Jamaican Child.

Kingston Noir - The Dark Side of the Sun

Kingston Noir

It is said that you should never judge a book by its cover, but Kingston Noir is one of those books that you can’t help but judge by the cover that adorns this collection of stories.

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