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Calabash International Literary Festival

"Word Upon Word": 15 Quotes From Calabash 2016

Calabash 2016 brought several quote-worthy moments

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.

Protoje For Calabash 2016

Protoje for Calabash 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.

Knowing Yourself is Wonderful: A Calabash Reasoning Wtih Jamaica Kincaid

Kwame Dawes and Jamaica Kincaid at Calabash International Literary Festival 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.

Calabash 2014 - A Delicious Literary Fest!

Zadie Smith and Colum McCann at Calabash 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.

'We're hardwired to desire stories': Salman Rushdie at Calabash 2014

Paul Holdengraber interviews Salman Rushdie at Calabash 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.

Mervyn Morris Joins Calabash 2014 Line-up

Professor Mervyn Morris

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

Musgrave Awards for Professor Baugh and Calabash

Professor Edward Baugh and the Calabash International Literary Festival will be among the 14 recipients of Musgrave Medals this year.

Shara McCallum: - On Finding Home and Avoiding Narcissism

Shara McCallum and Kei Miller at the 2012 Bocas Literary Festival

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.

Home, Slavery & the Children of Sisyphus: Orlando Patterson Speaks

Orlando Patterson

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.