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Literary Heavyweights for Calabash Literary Festival 2018

Kwame Dawes co-founder and programming director of Calabash

Like moths seeking respite from the encroaching darkness, members of Jamaica's literati flocked to the lights of Redbones the Blues Cafe in n early April for the announcement of the 2018 Calabash Literary Festival.

Kingston Book Festival Becomes Biennial Event: Next Event March 2018

Poet Mel Cooke reads to an audience as KBF 2016 lunch time event

The Book Industry Association of Jamaica (BIAJ) has announced that the Kingston Book Festival, usually held every March, will become an biennial event, with the next staging taking place in March 2018.

ReadCaribbean Brings Caribbean Literary Massive to Miami Book Fair 2016

ReadCaribbean brings over 50 Caribbean writers to 2016 Miami Book Fair

The 2016 staging of the Miami International Book Fair will have a massive influx of Caribbean writers as the new ReadCaribbean initiative results in over 50 writers from the French, Spanish and English speaking Caribbean participating in this year’s festival.

Mayaro Book Festival Celebrates Michael Anthony

Michael Anthony

While prophets may rarely be celebrated in their homeland, it appears that authors can be.

Kingston Book Festival Encourages Synergies Between Books and Films

Parish Bull directed by Michael Tingling

Hollywood’s cinematic history is strewn with films born of adaptations from books, many of which have gone on to cop numerous Academy Awards and and even greater quantiy have been blockbusters.

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.