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Lunch with Poetry on the Side - Speak Lunch

Fabian Thomas reads at the June rendition of Speak Lunch

It's lunch time in New Kingston, the heart of the city’s business district.  Under the huge guango tree which stretches out its branches behind the offices of the Ministry of Tourism, creating an oasis from the heat threatening to stifle the city, a few poets and poetry lovers come to share

Rahul Bhattacharya Reads From The Sly Company of People Who Care

The Sly Company of People Who Care - Journey into the Heart of 'Slyness'

The Sly Company of People Who Care

I approached Rahul Bhattacharya’s The Sly Company of People Who Care with a hint of trepidation caused by the ways in which people from “elsewhere” view those of us living “here” in the Caribbean.

'Chinaman' Cops Commonwealth Book Prize 2012

Karunatilaka's Chinaman cops the CW Book Prize 2012

Home, Slavery & the Children of Sisyphus: Orlando Patterson Speaks

Orlando Patterson

It was noon and the sun blazed, but while a few sought refuge under the craggy tamarind trees and others dipped in the azure Caribbean sea, most were clustered under the tent, braving the sweltering midday heat.

The 'Calabash' Runneth Over: The Good, The Great and the Passable at Calabash 2012

Chimamanda Adiche reading at Calabash 2012

As the temperatures rose marking the impending arrival of summer, throngs of lit-lovers swarmed to the once sleepy fishing and farming village of Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth. They came in hopes of poetry, prose and good vibes.

Jamaica Cops Commonwealth Regional Prizes

Alecia McKenzie

Jamaica copped both regional prizes in the 2012 Commonwealth writing competitions: the Commonwealth Book Prize - snagged by Alecia McKenzie for her novel Sweetheart, and the Commonwealth Short story prize - earned by Diana McCaulay for her piece ‘The Dolphin Catcher’.

Mervyn Morris Reads At Bocas

Professor Mervyn Morris reads from his anthology of poems I Been There Sort Of: New and Selected Poems, at the Bocas Literary Festival in Port of Spain, April 27 - 29.

Calabash 2012 Gives Taste of Commonwealth Prize 2012

Olive Senior

In 2007, the Calabash International Literary Festival teamed up with the Commonwealth Writers Prize so that the 2007 awards were announced at that year’s festival.  While a repeat is not slated to occur in 2012, audiences at this year’s Calabash will get a taste of the the CW Prize as three

Allen Prize 2012 Winners Announced

Joshua Sammy Allen Prize Young Writer of the Year 2012

Winners of the second annual Allen Prize, dedicated to identifying and developing the talent of young writers in Trinidad and Tobago were announced on the final day of the NGC Bocas Literary Festival, Sunday, April 29, 2012.

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