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Vladimir Lucien is 2016 Writer in Residence at UWI, Mona

Vladimir Lucien 2016 Writer in Residence at UWI, Mona

St. Lucian poet Vladimir Lucien will be the 2016 Writer in Residence at the University of the West Indies, Mona.

Kingston Designated UNESCO City of Music

The view of Kingston from the inaugural Blue Mountain Music Fesitval

Many a reggae singer and dancehall deejay have long touted that reggae rhythms put Jamaica on the map. This has taken a more literal turn as the island, or rather Kingston, has now been placed on the map of UNESCO’s Creative Cities.

Kingstoon Animation Festival Gets a Reboot

Kingstoon 2016

The animation festival Kingstoon is getting a reboot. First held in 2013, Kingstoon appeared to be a great boon to the fledgeling Jamaican animation sector.

Edward Baugh, Barbara Jenkins and Harold Bascom Win Guyana Caribbean Prize for Literature

Edward Baugh, Barbara Jenkins & David Dabydeen Take Home Guyana Caribbean Prize

Guyana’s Harold Bascom, Jamaica’s Edward Baugh, and Trinidad and Tobago’s Barbara Jenkins walked away with the Caribbean awards in the recently concluded 2014 Guyana Prize for Literature. 

Tribe Sankofa Gets 'Turnt Up' With Kei Miller and Michael Sean Harris

Kei Miller, Yashika Graham and Michael Sean Harris for World Soul in December

Tribe Sankofa is getting ‘turnt up’! At least so declares the name of their upcoming edition of their Word Soul performance event. The list of guest performers slated to join the Tribe for the performance suggests that this is no empty boast.

Magnus the Mongoose Launched

Alison Latchman author of Magnus the Mongoose

Magnus the Mongoose first made its appearance on the Jamaican children book scene in March of this year, but it wasn’t until a few days ago that it received its official launch/ introduction.

Seven Women and a Scholarship - Actress Julene Robinson's Bid to Attend Rose Bruford

Julene Robinson in 'Me And My White Boy' an excerpt from The Black That I Am

With few scholarship opportunities on hand in Jamaica, the road toward higher education in the arts can be a narrow one. Time and again young artists find the best way to pave the way is through their talent and those of friends and colleagues.

Edward Baugh, Vladimir Lucien, Tanya Shirley, Sharon Leach and Barbara Jenkins Make the Guyana Prize Caribbean Shortlist

2014 Shortlist for the Guyana Prize for Caribbean Literature

The shortlist for the 2014 Guyana Prize for Literature Caribbean Award has been announced.

Trinidadian Born Novelist André Alexis Wins Scotiabank Giller Prize 2015

Trinidadian-born Andre Alexis wins 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize

Trinidadian-born novelist André Alexis’ Fifteen Dogs has scooped up Canada’s biggest literary award, The Scotiabank Giller Prize. His victory comes a mere two weeks after winning the 2015 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize.

Shaggy & Friends 2016 Teams Up with iHeartMedia and Fiat

(l-r) Owen Grover of iHeart Radio, Susan Thompson of Fiat and Shaggy

The lawns of Jamaica House are once again getting ready to erupt with the sound of music and the feeling of philanthropy with the return of the massive benefit concert Shaggy & Friends, under the theme I Dare. The concert is slated for Saturday, January 2, 2016.

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