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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.

Kingston Be Wise: Three Reggae Artists Share Their View of the City

Protoje, Sevana and Sheldon Shepherd share their views on Kingston

Depending on your view, Jamaica’s capital city, Kingston is either a place to avoid or to be celebrated. Three of Kingston’s reggae artists were asked to speak on the topic, ‘What Does Kingson Mean to Me’, at the recently concluded Imagine Kingston conference. The panel chaired by Dr.

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).

Edna Manley College Presents Sabor Hispano - A Fusion of Rhythms from Hispanic America

Marjorie Whylie as she receives her PSCCA Award from Peter Ashbourne in 2013

With our closest neighbours, Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico currently trying rebuild after the catastrophic hurricane season in the region, it is probably more than just perfect timing that for its first faculty concert of the academic year, The S

Jamaican Filmmaker Tony Hendriks Wins International Screenwriting Award

Jamaican Tony Hendriks Wins International Scriptwriting Award

Tony Hendrik’s Shoot the Girl began life as a statement of intent. Now it has become much more, bringing accolades and opportunities for the writer and announcing him as one of the Caribbean screenwriters to watch.

Hollywood Heavyweights from Insecure and Empire for Adaptation of Marlon James' Seven Killings

Insecure's Melina Matsoukas for Adaptation of Marlon James' Seven Killings

Marlon James’ epic novel A Brief History of Seven Killings is on its way to an even longer shelf life with several Hollywood heavyweights now attached to the screen adaptation of the Man Booker prize-winning novel.

Ingrid Persaud Wins 2017 Commonwealth Writers Prize With A Story of Death and Chocolate

Ingrid Persaud reaps Commonwealth Prize with 'Sweet Sop'

Ingrid Persaud’s story of death, chocolate and fathers and sons proved sweet enough to earn the 2017 Commonwealth Writers Short Story Prize.

Three Caribbean Poets Shorlisted for Forward Prizes 2017

Richard Georges, Malika Booker & Ishion Hutchinson shortlisted for Forward Prize

Three Caribbean poets have made it to the 2017 Forward Prizes shortlists as Richard Georges (British Virgin Islands) has received a nod for the Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection while Malika Booker (Guyana/Grenada) and Ishion Hutchinson (Jamaica) bot

A Promise to Be Herself - Lorna Goodison Invested as Poet Laureate of Jamaica

Poet Laureate Lorna Goodison is pinned and sashed by Sr. Patrick Allen

Lorna Goodison recently took over the mantle as Poet Laureate of Jamaica when the investiture ceremony took place at the King’s House Ballroom.

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