Tanya Batson-Savage | Friday, June 10th, 2016
The 2016 Calabash International Literary Festival ended on Sunday, June 5, after a weekend full of celebration of the word through fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and song.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Thursday, May 26th, 2016
While the Calabash International Literary Festival remains at its core a literary festival, since it’s inception, it has had a roaring affair with music which bears fruit in many ways and often skanks its influence onto the way the programme.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Thursday, June 5th, 2014
Theoretically, the Calabash International Literary Festival has no headliners. But in truth all writers are not equal and from the pack of heavy hitters piled on to the 2014 installation of the festival, Jamaica Kincaid stood head and shoulders above the rest.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
Last weekend, Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth, sizzled as the words of some of the world’s most renowned writers contested the sun’s unrelenting heat for supremacy.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, June 1st, 2014
When Sir Salman Rushdie took over the thatched-roofed stage by the bay at Calabash International Literary Festival 2014, it seemed that the venue suddenly had more patrons than grass.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
With his latest accolade as Poet Laureate of Jamaica still shiny and bright, Professor Mervyn Morris joins the list of literary heavyweights on the 2014 line-up of the Calabash International Literary Festival as writers from the Caribbean, the US, the UK, Kenya and India get ready to
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, October 7th, 2012
Professor Edward Baugh and the Calabash International Literary Festival will be among the 14 recipients of Musgrave Medals this year.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Friday, October 5th, 2012
Poetry is often intensely personal business, an intimate dissection of the heart and mind. Yet for Shara McCallum, poetry requires more than the personal. To focus only on the personal, she says, will result in a narcissistic, myopic vision.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Friday, June 1st, 2012
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.