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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.

Lignum Vitae Awards 2017 In Full Bloom

Lignum Vitae Writing Awards 2017 Now Open

The 2017 edition of the Lignum Vitae Writing Awards is now in full bloom. The second iteration of the awards is now open for entries, offering $1 million in prizes across three categories.

Ingrid Persaud's 'Sweet Sop' Reaps Commonwealth Writers Prize for the Caribbean

Ingrid Persaud reaps Commonwealth Regional Prize with 'Sweet Sop'

Ingrid Persaud’s ‘Sweet Sop’ has reaped the Caribbean Regional Award in the 2017 Commonwealth Writers Short Story Prize.

Caribbean Literary Icons Celebrated in Film for Word Lit Fest 2017

Derek Walcott, Jean Rhys and E. R. Brathwaite films for Word Fest 2017

With June, celebrated as Caribbean American Month in the United States, fast approaching, the Caribbean Cultural Theatre has announced its line up for Wordfest 2017.

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